If anyone knows how to “work out” a sale, it’s exercise tycoon Jane Fonda. And now, the two-time Academy Award winner has done just that: She just sold her Beverly Hills, CA home for $8.535 million. Fonda originally listed the property, which she bought for $7.3 million in 2012 with then partner Richard Perry, for $12.995 million back in January. However, nobody seemed to snag it back then, and the priced eventually got dropped to $9.995, and again down to its selling price. Located in the coveted Trousdale Estates, where everyone from Elvis Presley to Courteney Cox has owned property, the contemporary masterpiece overlooks stunning canyon and ocean views.
The 7,100-square-foot home includes a glass elevator that leads to the main level, which encompasses a combined dining room and living room, butler’s pantry and bar, office, and sprawling chef’s kitchen in a stylish yet warm and inviting environment. The kitchen, with verde quartz countertops, a center island, and breakfast bar, adjoins another family room that opens out to a terrace perched over the backyard.
The first floor houses the media room, with a full bar, cork floors, and a spacious gym. When you’re the creator of the Jane Fonda Workout, you’ve got to have a place to tone those buns at home! A his-and-hers master suite with jewel-like tiles, a steam shower, soaking tub, radiant-heated porcelain floors, and large walk-in closets is perfect for a power couple like Jane and Richard. Located on a 36,000-square-foot lot, the home occupies a tranquil, resortlike setting with multiple covered and open patios, a swimming pool, a viewing pavilion with a fire pit, and a meditation garden with fountain.
Always the eco-warrior, Jane enjoyed the home’s green amenities, such as photovoltaic panels, a solar-heated pool, ecofriendly ventless fireplaces, thermal glass, double-glazed UV windows with motorized room-darkening shades, and bamboo floors.
Jane and Richard bought the four-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom estate for $7.3 million back in 2012 from TV director John Rich, the creative force behind shows like Gilligan’s Island and All in the Family, who had owned it for more than 44 years. In a video, Jane reflected on how special the house was to her. “Richard and I must have looked at more than 30 houses, and the day we pulled in through the gate … I took one look at this house and I knew. I just knew! … This was the place where we could live very happily.”