Julia Roberts' Hawaii house is so perfect and so her.
Julia Roberts has just put her holiday home on the market… for a staggering $30 million. Is it made of pure gold, we hear you cry? Well, no. Quite the opposite, actually.
The star’s vacay house is laidback and fuss-free, with none of the crazy frills you might expect from an A-lister of her calibre. This is a strictly bowling alley and private hair salon-free zone.
Though the $29.8 million house does boast seven bedrooms and four bathrooms, it really is a case of location, location, location for this pad. Set in two acres of lush gardens and with views of the mountains and the sea, this spot on Hawaii’s Hanalei Bay is just a dream.
To give you an idea of how in demand this area is, let’s just say that one of her nighbours is Facebook boss man Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped $100 million on his property down the road.
Originally owned by sugar plantation manager H.P. Faye, anyone who buys this holiday home also has planning permission to upsize it from its current 3,792 square feet to 10,000 square feet, and is allowed to build a swimming pool.
‘H.P. Faye had the vision and the finances to purchase not one but two lots in the best part of the Bay,’ according to the listing, which is held by Neal Norman of Hawai’i Life Real Estate Brokers.
‘Today, almost all of the lots on Hanalei Bay have been subdivided, and many of the original large estates are gone,’ the listing says. ‘The Faye property is one of a few parcels that retain the large, open feel and the only one that is available for sale.’
The Pretty Woman actress bought the Faye Estate for $13.4 million in 2011. We make that a tidy profit.
Photo credit: Neal Norman