Jim Carrey bids farewell to LA home of 30 years, embraces new beginnings
After almost 30 years, movie star Jim Carrey is parting ways with his Los Angeles home, which is presently on the market for $28.9 million.
The property is located in the premier neighborhood of Brentwood, where you can enjoy stunning city views, a spacious living area, and several outdoor spaces for entertainment.
The Canadian-born actor acquired this massive property in 1994, shortly before the release of his first major hit movie, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.”
Some other movies that Jim Carrey is famous for are: The Mask, Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumber, and his latest feature, Sonic the Hedgehog.
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He told Wall Street Journal that the home was “a place of enchantment and inspiration” to him, “30 very creative and prosperous years”.
He said, “Every night, the owls sang me lullabies, and every morning, I sipped my cup of joe with the hawks and hummingbirds under a giant grandfather pine.”
Jim Carrey’s decision to sell
Here’s what he had to say for those wondering why Carrey has put his massive property for sale. “For three decades, it’s been a sanctuary for me, but I don’t spend a lot of time there now.”
He added, “I want someone else to enjoy it as I have,” and then referenced a famous David Bowie song: “Ch-ch-ch-changes!”
Carrey’s decision to sell his Los Angeles home has triggered the interest of real estate enthusiasts and fans. And Brentwood is a highly sought-after neighborhood known for its luxury homes.
Jim Carrey is saying goodbye to his longtime Los Angeles home. The actor, who bought the property around the release of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," is listing the house for $28.9 million. https://t.co/RYNxm95678 pic.twitter.com/wsd4jYHeKc
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The exclusive community also has top-rated schools, and exclusive dining and shopping options. Who’s to say how long this property will be on the market? I guess we will wait and see!!!
With a property size of about 27,800 square feet sitting on 2 acres, he has; in the main building, the primary living room has pitched beam ceilings and skylights.
Details of the Carrey LA residence
While the secondary living room, dining, and family rooms all have individual fireplaces. Installed all through the home are french glass doors that open to a courtyard patio, perfect for indoor-outdoor living.
The main bedroom suite has a sitting area, fireplace, balcony, a wood-paneled bathroom, and a soaking tub. No wonder they call it “the restful retreat.”
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Jim Carrey put a lot of personal touches in his LA home, most of which depict his personality. There is a customized Art Deco-designed home theater.
It comes complete with mohair-covered sofas, burl wood columns, and a snack area. The area contains costumes from his classic movies like; “The Cable Guy” blue overalls and the Santa Claus outfit from “The Grinch.”
Adjacent to the theater is a bar where he displayed his Riddler costume from “Batman Forever” and a few of his trophies from the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The wall paintings in the main house are the actor’s artwork – he is a very creative painter.
On the lawn is a sculpture by Carrey called “Ayla,” which portrays a nude woman glancing through a picture frame. The art and movie keepsakes are not part of the property sale.
According to listing agent Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty, the property also has a tennis court, a gym, a spa, and waterfall pool, and a pool house with steam and a sauna room.
There is also a dedicated outdoor yoga and meditation platform, she said. At this time, no one knows where Jim Carrey is moving to, but he sure is ready for a change.
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