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Markus Canter of St. James + Canter Luxury Real Estate
October 26, 2018

In the NEWS today! Markus Canter of St. James + Canter Luxury Real Estate Lists Billy Dee Williams’ former Beverly Hills home lists for $12,995,000.

The former Beverly Hills residence of “Star Wars” actor Billy Dee Williams — which was re-imagined as a “Balinese modern oasis” — is hitting the market for $13 million.

Situated on Loma Vista Drive in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the six-bedroom, six-bath home was the actor’s longtime residence before he sold it in 2012. Katie Heidy, a London-based interior designer, transformed the one-story Mid-century Tiki Modern into a Balinese-themed retreat replete with multiple outdoor courtyards and patios “that are basically a Zen garden,” said Markus Canter, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway who has the listing. “This home is the anti-white box,” Canter said, referring to the trend among spec developers to build glassy, ultra-modernist homes in Los Angeles’ priciest enclaves.

The approximately 6,000-square-foot house, built in 1961, has two master bedroom suites and four additional ensuite bedrooms, and features wall-to-ceiling glass throughout the property. The couple extensively landscaped the grounds of the half-acre property, and added a pool pavilion that serves as a guest house, yoga studio or meditation space.

There is also a gated motor court and garage that can park six cars.

The house features artwork designed by the owner, including large paintings of legendary musicians like Bob Marley, Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison.

Williams was best-known for his role as space bandit Lando Calrissian in the “Star Wars” franchise, first appearing in “The Empire Strikes Back.” He also appeared in “Brian’s Song” and “Lady Sings the Blues.” The Trousdale neighborhood is known for its celebrity residents. Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and President Richard Nixon all lived there. More recently, actress Jennifer Aniston and designer Vera Wang have bought homes there. #milliondollarlisting #celebrityhomes #listingagent #toprealtor #billydeewilliams #starwars #stjamescanterteam #balinesearchitecture #beverlyhills