It appears Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson still has a few years of Hollywood luxury up his sleeve before he commences his inevitable presidential run. According to reports, the action megastar has this week purchased a monster Beverly Park mansion, worth a whopping USD$27.8 million (AUD$36 million).
Renowned as one of SoCal’s most exclusive property regions, Beverly Park is an expansive gated community located in Los Angeles, meaning Hollywood’s highest-paid actor and his wife Lauren Hashian won’t be without A-lister friends. The community boasts residents from Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone to Rod Stewart and Eddie Murphy. But sitting pride of place is The Rock’s Beverly Park compound, which sports a main mansion and a detached, 2,500-square-foot guesthouse, for a total of nearly 18,000 square feet of living space.
Originally built by rocker Alex Van Halen back in 1993, the estate was then sold to Hollywood star Paul Reiser who has been trying to unload since earlier this year. It spans more than 3.6 usable acres on one of the neighbourhood’s most private lots, with the original listing describing the house as “a complete resort”. They weren’t kidding, either. The estate features a full-scale gym, full-size tennis court, an at-home baseball diamond, an elevator, movie theatre and music studio installed by Van Halen. Of course, The Rock’s Beverly Park estate also houses both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The Mediterranean-style design adds to the exotic location, with a winding path opening to a central fountain upon entry. You’ll also find archways littered with greenery, muted green window-panes, turrets and loggias, evoking a true Tuscan aesthetic. Inside, the home boasts six bedrooms and 11 and a half bathrooms, as well as a full-sized central courtyard.