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Should I Take a Beverly Hills Celebrity Homes Tour?

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This post will focus on celebrity home tours in Beverly Hills. There are guided tour options as well as one that you can do on your own for free. 

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INTRODUCTION

As you may know, several notable stars live in the Beverly Hills area.

Of course, celebrities don't all live right next to each other, so it's not easy to find their homes without a bit of guidance.

As a result, several tour companies have made a name for themselves by providing tours of celebrity houses, residences and filming locations.

However, if you have a car (or bike) you can explore on your own!

Los Angeles is a known as a sprawling city and most celebrity homes are spread far enough apart that you will need to use a car to really get to see many of them.

Also, in many cases, the places you visit will no longer be occupied by famous people who once lived there, but they are still historically significant.

Several notable properties are difficult to see from the street, but it's important that you do not stop and hold up traffic while driving through these neighborhoods.

And of course, it is important to be respectful of people's home and privacy.

A celebrity homes tour is one of our picks for top things to do in LA.


CELEBRITY HOME BUS TOURS

Traveling through Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and the surrounding areas simply isn't reasonable without a vehicle of some sort.

Thankfully, these many services and tour companies not only provide transportation, but they also offer commentary about each of the celebrity homes you will visit. 

If you want to see where the stars live without having to find each spot on your own, consider one of the following options.

Each tour is about 2 hours in length and will cost between $40-$50 per person.


Starline Tours

If this company sounds familiar, that's probably because they've been providing tours of Beverly Hills & Hollywood for several decades.

With so much experience in the area, it shouldn't be a surprise that they know some of the best and most spectacular celebrity homes to visit.

Over the course of 2 hours, you'll see more than 40 mansions owned by the rich and famous as a live guide tells you the history of each location.

  • Ticket Price: $55 for Adults | $45 for Children
  • Availability: Daily from 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour runs via mini-bus
  • Hotel pickup is available
  • Click here for more information.

With a total score of 4.1 out of 5 stars, it's safe to say that ratings for this tour are very good (read reviews here).

TIP - Starline sometimes offers a combination Celebrity Homes Tour with a tour of the Warner Brothers Studios at a discount.

This tour is also included with some tourist passes.


Big Bus Tours

In addition to their hop-on hop-off bus tours, this company also offers a Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle bus tour which covers some of the most notable locations in Hollywood.

See the homes of famous celebrities such as Halle Berry, Quentin Tarantino, Justin Timberlake, and Billy Idol.

You'll also see historic filming locations for movies such as Clueless, Pretty Woman, and Beverly Hills Cop.

Along the way, you can also expect to get a great view of sites like the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Bowl, and Griffith Observatory.

  • Ticket Prices: $54.99/Adults | $44.99/Children
  • Availability: Daily at 11 am, 1:30 pm, and 4 pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour runs via mini-bus
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

It's worth noting that this tour is also included with at least one combo package.

If you're trying to save money on a celebrity homes tour, this would be a good option.

With an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, this tour is very well rated (read reviews here).

Most guests felt that the tour was absolutely worth the money and very entertaining, but some were not happy with the price of the outing.

That being said, considering you can save 50% or more off this tour by using a tourist pass, it could actually cost less than any other service on our list!


Prime Time Hollywood Tours

Much like their competitors, this company also provides a 2-hour bus tour with live guides who will explain the history of each location.

Visit the houses of around 40 different stars as you travel through historic Hollywood neighborhoods such as Bel-Air and Beverly Hills.

During this trip, you'll see the mansions of notable celebs such as Jack Nicholson, Eddie Murphy, and Quentin Tarantino.

Additionally, you'll also find out about hot spots where the rich and famous have spent their time. 

  • Ticket Prices: $49 for Adults/Teens | $39 for Children
  • Availability: Daily from 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour runs via mini-bus
  • Click here for more information.

Prime Time Hollywood's reviews are not quite as good as Starline's (read reviews here), but they aren't terrible. 

Guests indicate that their driver/guide was very friendly and personable, providing a lot of information about each of the locations on this tour.

Some customers suggest that this service is better simply because they take you to estates that aren't hidden away from the street.


Star Track Tours

This is one of the most well-known Hollywood bus tour companies in Los Angeles, and they have been providing celebrity home tours for many years.

Currently, this company offers one of the lowest priced services in LA. Despite ticket prices being much lower than their competitors, they actually have pretty good reviews.

On this tour, you can expect to see where stars like Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber live.

Like most other celebrity home tours, you can also expect to see sites like the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, and Sunset Strip.

  • $35 per person
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: 11:30 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm
  • Tour runs via mini-bus
  • No hotel pickup or dropoff
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

NOTE: This tour is currently included with a Los Angeles tourist pass, allowing you to save even more money on the activity.

Reviews for Star Track are pretty reasonable, and the company has received an overall rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor and GetYourGuide (read reviews here).

Most people who take this tour have a great time and report that their guides are very friendly and entertaining. Several reviews indicate this is a great family-friendly activity.

Some will say that it's not worth the price of admission, but many others suggest it's an absolute must.


Ultimate Hollywood Tours

In addition to the tour's main focus, this company also promises a trip along the Sunset Strip and views of the Hollywood sign.

  • Ticket Prices: $45 for Adults | $34 for Children
  • Availability: Daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour runs via mini-bus
  • Hotel pickup is available
  • Click here for more information.

Reviews for this company are very positive, and they currently enjoy a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and Viator (read the reviews).

As you might expect, customers typically had a lot of great things to say about their tour guides, referring to them as both helpful and informative.

Many guests also appreciated the opportunity to see the Hollywood sign while on this trip.

Visitors were also quite impressed with the fantastic views of Los Angeles while on their outing.


CELEBRITY HOME BIKE TOURS

In addition to the popular bus tours listed above, there are also some celebrity home bike tours that will take you by some of the most notable houses in Beverly Hills and beyond.

This section will cover the best bike tours focusing on the lives and homes of famous celebrities and stars in Los Angeles.


Bikes & Hikes

This company provides a few different bike tours in Los Angeles, including both guided and self-guided options.

The guided tours cost more, of course, since you'd be paying a guide, but you'd be able to enjoy letting someone else take the lead and direct you.

Whereas a self-guided outing will give you more freedom to decide your route.

One of the services they provide is a celebrity homes tour that covers the most notable sites in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

This bike tour is approximately 10 miles in length - so be aware! Not every tourist may be up for that much biking, especially on a sunny L.A. day.

Thankfully, they do provide electric bikes to make the journey easier, as well as helmets and safety gear.

Guided Movie Star Homes Tour

  • $72 per person | $97 w/ Electric Bike
  • Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
  • Availability: Daily at 10:30 am
  • Safety Gear and Helmet provided free
  • Free baggage storage onsite
  • Free water for all tourists
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Self-Guided Movie Star Homes Tour

  • $45 per person
  • Duration: Full day bike rental
  • Availability: Daily from 9 am - 5 pm
  • Safety Gear and Helmet provided free
  • Free baggage storage onsite
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

NOTE: Both of these celebrity homes bike tours are included at no additional cost with the Go City Los Angeles Pass.

Reviewers indicate that this is an excellent way to experience the sights and sounds of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The overall rating for this tour is 4.9 out of 5 (read reviews here).

Even guests who had issues with the service reported that the company more than made up for it by upgrading their tours to a more expensive option.

Most reviewers felt that their tour guides were very knowledgeable and provided an excellent overview of the glitziest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.


DISCOUNTS ON CELEBRITY HOME BUS TOURS

There are a few different ways to save money on this activity, especially if you're planning to enjoy other tours or popular attractions in the Los Angeles area.

This section will cover the best discounts and deals on celebrity home bus tours in Hollywood.


Tourist Passes

There are a variety of tourist passes in LA, but at the moment only one of them includes admission to celebrity home bus tours: The Los Angeles Sightseeing Pass.

This service allows you to pay one flat price for 3, 4, 5, or 6 different attractions.

Depending on how you use the pass, you could easily save 50% or more on everything.

Here are the celebrity home bus tours currently included with this tourist pass:

Here are a few other attractions and tours included with this pass:

  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour
  • Behind-the-Scenes Hollywood Tour
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Paparazzi Safari
  • And more!

If you're more interested in a celebrity homes bike tour, you might want to consider a Go City Los Angeles Pass, as it includes admission to the following Bikes and Hikes tours:

Here are a few more activities you can enjoy using this pass:

  • 1-Day Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Knott's Berry Farm Ticket
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • LEGOLAND California
  • Whale & Dolphin Watch
  • Madame Tussauds
  • And more!

For more details, make sure to read our full post covering Los Angeles tourist passes.


Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Combos

Big Bus is currently offering their celebrity homes tour with every Deluxe Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket. This ticket option also covers the following services:

  • 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • TCL Chinese Theatre Walking Tour

If you're interested in each of these activities, this is an excellent way to save money on every service by paying one low price for all of them.

You can learn more about this ticket option on our post covering Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours.


Discount Sites

Most of the big celebrity home bus tours in Los Angeles are included on discount sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

Each of these sites frequently offers deals on local activities like this, and they also tend to offer a lot of coupon codes which allow you to save even more money on these activities.

If all else fails, we recommend checking these sites just to make sure there aren't any opportunities to save a few bucks on tickets.


SELF-GUIDED BEVERLY HILLS CELEBRITY HOMES TOUR

If you've decided to make your own trip through Beverly Hills, the following information should be pretty handy. This route will take over 2 hours.

We will start at Dean Martin's previous home since it is close to multiple local coffee shops like Alfred's or Kelly's Coffee & Fudge Factory. Grab a snack or beverage before your own guided tour to fuel you!

Use a smartphone to find your way to each address and discover the houses of celebrities both past and present.

Streets in the hills are notorious for twists and turns, so it is best to have a co-pilot helping with directing the driver.

Considering that many of these estates are located near busy streets, you may not be able to stop. Also, be kind.

People do live in most of these homes so be respectful.


1. Dean Martin (511 N. Maple Drive)

A publicity photo of Dean Martin to promote Bells Are Ringing (1960). Image Source: Wikimedia user Studio in 1960.

The beloved musician Dean Martin spent his last days in this wonderful house until his death in 1995.

Martin was well known as a singer and most famous for songs like That's Amore, Mambo Italiano, and Everybody Loves Somebody. but he also starred in several films such as Ada and Rio Bravo.

In addition to acting and performing, he also enjoyed success as host of The Dean Martin Show.

He was a member of the rat pack for a time too. Dino did it all, and he clearly had good taste in real estate!

Head northwest on Maple toward Carmelita and then turn left at the 1st cross street onto Carmelita. Turn right onto Rexford.


2. Boris Karloff (629 Rexford Drive)

Actor Boris Karloff. Image Source: Wikimedia user Wikiwatcher1 on September 1st, 2010.

Here you will find the former residence of none other than Frankenstein's monster!

In the 1930s, Boris Karloff made a name for himself with title roles in early Universal horror movies like Frankenstein and The Mummy.

Although he was a prolific actor, he became known primarily for his work in genre films.

Next drive southeast on Rexford toward Carmelita then turn left at the 1st cross street onto Carmelita. Turn left onto Hillcrest and then another left at the 2nd cross street onto Sunset.


3. Madonna (9425 Sunset Blvd)

Musician and Actress Madonna. Image Source: Wikimedia user David Shankbone. Photo taken at the premiere of I Am Because We Are at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, changed the music industry and is know for her constant reinvention.

After purchasing this house for $12 million dollars in 2003, Madonna had it remodeled to include a reported 9 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.

The property also includes a tennis court, a pool, and a full-sized theatre.

In 2013, she sold this residence for $19.5 million dollars. In 2021, Madonna bought a mansion previously owned by The Weeknd.

Head south toward Sunset and take a right onto Sunset. Turn right onto Foothill.


4. Frank Sinatra (915 Foothill Road)

Actor and Musician Frank Sinatra at Girl's Town Ball in 1960. Image Source: Wikimedia via National Archives on March 12, 1960.

Just down the road from his buddy Dean's house, you'll find the former property of yet another Rat Pack member.

Like his friend, Frank Sinatra was well known for both acting and singing.

Sinatra secured notable roles in movies like Ocean's 11 and The Manchurian Candidate. He lived at this house from 1982-1998.

Head east toward Foothill and then take a left. Foothill turns slightly right and becomes Doheny then turn left on Loma Vista.


5. Greystone Mansion (905 Loma Vista Drive)

While not a celebrity residence, many celebrities have set foot in this mansion.

Originally built in 1928 in Tudor revival style as a wedding gift from oil tycoon Edward Doheny to his son Ned Doheny and wife Lucy.

This masterpiece had 55 rooms, stables, kennels, a tennis court, swimming pool, and exquisite English style gardens.

A tragic fate bestowed Ned only 4 months after moving into the massive home, however. He was found dead with his friend Hugh Plunkett. It was ruled a murder-suicide though it remains mysterious to this day.

Lucy continued living in this home with her children until 1955. It was then sold and the movie studios started renting it.

Today this mansion is a historic landmark, museum and is still used for filming.

The building's resume is extensive. The Social Network, The Holiday, Young and the Restless, Spiderman, Death Becomes Her, to name just a few.

It is Kermit's mansion in The Muppets and it is Chilton Academy in Gilmore Girls.

The film There Will be Blood is actually about Edward Doheny and also filmed at the mansion!

Head southeast toward Loma Vista and turn right. Turn right onto Doheny and then right onto Schuyler.

Turn left onto Readcrest and then left onto Lindacrest. A final right onto Coldwater Canyon to reach your destination.



6. Carrie Fisher (1700 Coldwater Canyon Drive)

Actress Carrie Fisher. Image Source: Wikimedia user Riccardo Ghilardi on September 3rd, 2013.

Although this property was originally built for Robert Armstrong (King Kong) and later owned by Bette Davis, it would eventually be sold to none other than Carrie Fisher.

Known for notable roles in Star Wars and The Blues Brothers, Fisher lived in this house until her unfortunate death in 2016.

Head north for about 1.5 miles for your next location.


7. Charlton Heston (2859 Coldwater Canyon Drive)

Actor Charlton Heston at a 1961 hearing regarding overseas production of American movies. Image Source: Wikimedia user AP Wirephoto, 1961.

Known for leading roles in Ben-Hur and Planet of the Apes, Heston lived in this house for quite some time before his passing.

The property includes a pool, a tennis court, and fantastic views.

In the documentary Bowling for Columbine, filmmaker Michael Moore visited this residence to speak with Mr. Heston regarding his very strong views about gun control in the United States.

Next is a slight left onto Mulholland and then a sharp left onto Franklin Canyon. Now turn right onto Mulholland.


8. Jack Nicholson (12850 Mulholland Drive)

Actor Jack Nicholson. Image Source: Wikimedia user Georges Biard, 2002.

This is probably one of the most disturbing locations you'll visit on your trip through Beverly Hills.

Not only is Jack Nicholson's estate tied to criminal investigations, but the house that once existed here has since burned down, prompting some to describe the land as "cursed."

However you choose to see it, this is certainly one of the most notable sites in Hollywood history.

The next location is literally right next door.


9. Marlon Brando (12900 Mulholland Drive)

Actor Marlon Brando. Image Source: Screenshot from On the Waterfront trailer via IMDb.

Not only did Brando live right next to Jack Nicholson, but he also lived with his neighbor for a short time.

The two were reportedly pretty good friends, likely as a result of living so close together.

Although he had a long and illustrious career, most people remember this actor for his titular role in the beloved film The Godfather.

From here, drive west on Mulholland Drive until you reach Benedict Canyon Drive and turn left.


10. Elton John (1400 Tower Grove Drive)

Musician Elton John. Image Source: Wikimedia user Richard Mushet on July 12th, 2008.

The history of this property is as old as Hollywood itself.

Originally owned by silent film actor John Gilbert, the house would eventually change hands several times.

Eventually, the home would be sold to Elton John in 1977, and he would live there until 1981.

Unfortunately, the original mansion that once existed here has since been demolished due to structural problems.

After taking a look at this estate, keep going south on Benedict Canyon Drive.


11. Bruce Springsteen (1244 Benedict Canyon Drive)

Musician Bruce Springsteen at a music festival. Image Source: Wikimedia user Bill Ebbesen on July 7th, 2012.

Although this estate looks deceptively small from the road, the reality is that it sprawls back quite a bit.

Springsteen has reportedly lived here for quite some time, and there are indications that the property is much larger than it might appear.

With a musical career that spans over 50 years, Springsteen has won several Grammy Awards between the years of 1985-2013.

Turn left on Tower Road to find our next stop.


12. Jay Leno (1151 Tower Road)

Comedian Jay Leno. Image Source: Wikimedia user Lee Stranahan on July 18th, 2008.

As host of The Tonight Show for almost two decades, Jay Leno became one of the most notable faces of late-night television in America.

According to several records, he has lived on this property since 1987.

The house is equipped with plenty of space for his various automobile projects.

As an avid fan of cars, Leno has been a host of his own show entitled Jay Leno's Garage since 2015.

To find our next location, drive south on Benedict Canyon Drive until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Turn right here and prepare to turn left onto Roxbury Drive.


13. Mia Farrow (809 Roxbury Drive)

Actress Mia Farrow. Image Source: Wikimedia via 20th Century Fox, March 16th, 1970.

This was the childhood home of Mia Farrow.

She lived here with her mother Maureen O'Sullivan, a famous actress who played the role of Jane in several early Tarzan movies.

Mia was the daughter of Maureen and John Farrow, both of whom lived at this estate.

Mia Farrow would go on to make a name for herself with starring roles in films such as Rosemary's Baby and The Purple Rose of Cairo.

The next stop is just down the road.


14. Lucille Ball (1000 Roxbury Drive)

Actress Lucille Ball. Image Source: Wikimedia via the Lever Brothers on August 31st, 1951.

Most people know Lucille for her unforgettable role in the classic sitcom I Love Lucy.

While alive, she made her home in this beautiful modern colonial house.

If you can believe it, Jack Benny lived right next door at the time, and he would sometimes visit them on a whim.

According to some anecdotes, Lucy would personally hand out candy at the front door every Halloween.

You'll find the next destination just down the street.


15. Diane Keaton (1015 Roxbury Drive)

Actress and Filmmaker Diane Keaton. Image Source: Wikimedia user Firooz Zahedi, 2011.

This Spanish-style home was originally owned by Betty Grable, but it would eventually be sold to Diane Keaton.

Being something of a preservationist, Keaton renovated the house to keep it in good condition.

Eventually, even Madonna would own this building at one time. The house has 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and a full-size swimming pool in the backyard.

To reach our next stop, head back to Sunset Boulevard and drive south until you reach Copley Drive.


16. Gene Hackman (9901 Copley Drive)

Actor Gene Hackman. Image Source: Wikimedia user Christopher Michael Little on June 23rd, 2008.

You'll find this house located right next to the Los Angeles Country Club.

Gene Hackman is well known for roles in films such as The Poseidon Adventure and The French Connection, but most will probably remember him best as the original Lex Luthor in Superman.

From here, get back on Sunset Boulevard and travel north until you reach Ladera Drive. Turn here and continue north until you spot Monovale Drive.


17. Elvis Presley (144 Monovale Drive)

Musician and Actor Elvis Presley. Image Source: Wikimedia via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1957.

This was the last Beverly Hills property owned by The King.

This was the home of Lisa Marie Presley when she was born in 1968, and Elvis lived here with his family until 1973.

This house features a lot of windows that provide excellent views of Beverly Hills. In addition to the open floor plan, there is also a nice pool and spa in the backyard.

From here, simply drive north on Monovale Drive until it turns into Carolwood Drive.


18. Rod Stewart (91 Carolwood Drive)

Musician Rod Stewart. Image Source: Wikimedia user Rodstewartonair on July 10th, 1986.

Just north of the country club, you'll find this house on Carolwood Drive.

This is the former residence of famous musician Rod Stewart, who has won multiple awards for his work.

Stewart recorded his Great American Songbook albums at this residence, and he once stated that the song Stardust was the perfect theme for this house.

Keep driving north on Carolwood Drive to find our next destination.


19. Michael Jackson (100 Carolwood Drive)

Musician Michael Jackson. Image Source: Wikimedia user Casta03, 1992.

This is actually the last residence of Michael Jackson before his untimely death.

Jackson was known as The King of Pop, producing several hit records and winning a lot of awards throughout his career.

The house would eventually be sold for $18.1 million in 2012.

Our next location is even further north on Carolwood Drive.


20. Walt Disney (355 Carolwood Drive)

Animator and Filmmaker Walt Disney. Image Source: Wikimedia via New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Fisher, Alan. 1938.

Further north on Carolwood Drive, you'll find one of the former residences of Walt Disney.

Although the original house no longer stands, there are signs of his influence all over the place, including a small train that became known as the Carolwood Pacific Railroad.

Originally purchased in 1949, the property would eventually be sold for $74 million in 2014 and transformed into the Kilgour Building.

Once you're done here, make your way back down to Sunset Boulevard. From there, turn onto Charing Cross Road.


21. Hugh Hefner (10236 Charing Cross Rd)

Hugh Hefner at Glamourcon 2010. Image Source: Wikimedia user Toglenn on November 13th, 2010.

You'll find the fabled Playboy Mansion located on the west side of the Los Angeles Country Club.

When Hefner originally purchased the mansion in 1971, he got a pretty good deal for $1.05 million.

This historic building has since been sold to another party after being listed at $200 million.

Indicative of the legend behind this particular location, the rare zoo permit given exclusively to this property transferred hands to its new owner when it was sold.

Learn some fun facts about Hugh Hefner on our Hollywood Tour.

Once finished here, make your way back to Sunset Boulevard. Drive west until you find North Beverly Glen Boulevard and go north.


22. Steve Martin (1005 Beverly Glen Blvd)

Actor and Musician Steve Martin. Image Source: Wikimedia via David Shankbone on April 23rd, 2008.

This is just one of the houses owned by Steve Martin.

Although he began his career as a notable comedian in films such as The Jerk and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, he has since spent most of his time playing the banjo.

As a musician, Martin has won a Grammy and even created his own award – The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.

After visiting this location, head south again and make your way back to Sunset Boulevard. Once there, look for Bel-Air Road and drive north until you reach Copa de Oro Road.


23. Nicolas Cage (363 Copa de Oro Road)

Actor Nicolas Cage. Image Source: Wikimedia user nicolas genin on September 4th, 2009.

Next stop is the home of Nicolas Cage who is an American actor and film director known for The Rock, Con-Air, and more recently Pig.

Watch the 1983 film Valley Girl starring young Nicolas Cage after visiting L.A. for fun shots of Lala Land in the 80's.

Although Cage was the most recent owner of this estate, it was also previously owned by Dean Martin in the 1960's then sold to Sir Tom Jones in 1976.

The red-brick property was designed by Gerald Concord and is affectionately known as the "Pink Palace".

This residence is situated on one of the priciest streets in America called Copa de Oro Road (translates to Cup of Gold in Spanish).

The interior includes polished wood paneling, contributing to the 18th-century country house style that was originally intended by the architect.

Our next stop is right down the road.


24. Cary Grant (10615 Bellagio Road)

Actor Cary Grant. Image Source: Wikimedia user Crisco 1492 on March 5th, 2012.

Here you will find the former residence of Cary Grant, one of Hollywood's most famous stars of yesteryear.

Among other notable roles, Grant is perhaps best known as the leading man in films such as An Affair to Remember and North By Northwest.

Fun fact: his birth name was Archibald Alexander Leach.

When Paramount put him under contract, he was going to change his name to Cary Lockwood - but executives thought it sounded too long and settled on Grant.

Although it's not a particularly large or glitzy house, its proximity to the Bel-Air Country Club makes this a very desirable property.

Keep driving down Bellagio Road until you reach Carcassonne Road. Turn right and keep driving north until you get to Chalon Road. Turn left and drive west to Sarbonne Road.

Turn right here and drive north very shortly until you find Stradella Road on the left.


25. Clint Eastwood (846 Stradella Road)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood. Image Source: Wikimedia user Georges Biard, 1993.

This property is owned by none other than Clint Eastwood.

Although he got his start in notable westerns such as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Eastwood has gone on to become one of the most respected directors in Hollywood.

His recent work includes directorial work on films such as Sully and American Sniper.

Clint owns both this estate and the one next door, giving him plenty of space to work with.

This residence was designed by architect Paul McClean and completed in 2014. It has 7 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. It's last sale price was $39,000,000.

From here, it is recommended to stay on Stradella Road until you reach Roscomare Road. Turn left and drive south until you see Chalon Road once again. Keep driving south and turn onto Bellagio Road.


26. Alfred Hitchcock (10957 Bellagio Road)

Director Alfred Hitchcock. Image Source: Wikimedia user Dr. Macro on March 29th, 2011.

On the other side of the Bel-Air Country Club, you'll find the former house of beloved director Alfred Hitchcock, who worked on over 50 features in the span of 6 decades.

In addition to directing classic horror films like Psycho and The Birds, Hitchcock was also well known for suspenseful projects like Vertigo and Rear Window.

He was considered the "master of suspense" but also a known practical joker.

Hitchcock also perfected the art of the cameo. He is featured in 39 of his films!

Hitchcock bought this home for $40,000 in 1942 and lived at this residence until his death in 1980. His wife, Alma, died in 1982.


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: August 24th, 2022
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