As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Joel Silver, the heavyweight Hollywood producer behind films like "Die Hard", "The Matrix", and "Lethal Weapon", is listing his Mexican modern-style home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles for $77.5 million.
If the property sold for close to this price, it would set a record for the neighborhood, which is known as a more low-key alternative to areas like Beverly Hills.
The hacienda-style, brick-colored home was designed by the late Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and was finished in 2003, according to the listing agents, Judy Feder of Hilton & Hyland and Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency. It is known as Casa de Plata, Spanish for House of Silver.
The home is one of the largest in the area, Mr. Rappaport said. It took around five years to build, with most of the materials being imported from Mexico.
The roughly 26,000-square-foot home, within Brentwood Circle, a gated community near the Getty Center, sits on about five acres and has a soaring circular atrium with limestone floors imported from the Yucatan and a retractable skylight that can make the room open-air. It also has a large dining room with an unusual pyramid-shaped ceiling, a screening room that seats about 20 people and a library.
Outside, there's a basketball court, a pool with a designated area for swimming laps and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. There is also a maze in the garden.
Mr. Silver, whose recent movies include "The Nice Guys", starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, has long been known as an architectural buff and as a fan of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. He sold the Storer House, a famous property by Mr. Wright in the Hollywood Hills, for $2.9 million in 2002 after completing an elaborate restoration. He also owns a Wright house in South Carolina known as the Auldbrass Plantation, where he keeps a collection of exotic animals.
Ms. Feder said Mr. Silver, who is married with two children, is downsizing and may look to build a smaller home in the Los Angeles area. Last year, he sold his home in Malibu, Calif., for about $38 million to Larry Ellison.
-- Katherine Clarke, Wall Street Journal