Not only is the “Governator” making his own set of headlines, but the former house he owned with his wife is, too. Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former home has recently hit the Brentwood real estate market for $23 million. The couple purchased the 2.5-acre estate in 1986, the year of their marriage, and lived there until 2003, when they sold the home for just under $18 million.
Shriver and Schwarzenegger recently announced their separation after the former body-builder/actor revealed that he had a child in 1997 with their housekeeper, who had worked in the Schwarzenegger household for 20 years. The media has concentrated heavily on the couple’s fallout, documenting every detail and speculating whether the news will affect Schwarzenegger’s attempt to rekindle his Hollywood career.
For 17 years, the Pacific Palisades estate housed the former California governor, his Kennedy family wife and their four children.
The home is situated next to Will Rogers State Park. Built in 1982, the home was completely remodeled and updated by its current owners. The 7-bedroom, 7-bath home sits behind gates and up a long drive. Surrounded by foliage and mature landscaping, the home guarantees privacy and according to the listing, the home “doesn’t feel like you are anywhere in L.A.”
The estate grounds feature a large pool and spa as well as pergola and extended room for outdoor entertaining as well as sprawling lawns and a championship-sized north/south tennis court. The home also has a duck pond, natural year-round stream and several paddocks.
Additionally, the Mediterranean compound has a full-sized guest house, enormous master suite with sitting area and fireplace. The home features large rooms and open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and metal scroll-work detailing finish off the rest of the home.