Jim Carrey lists $29M LA mansion while offering a glimpse of his own art
Actor Jim Carrey has listed his California mansion for sale, with the five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home being offered for almost $29 million.
The sprawling 12,700-square foot property, in LA’s upmarket Brentwood neighborhood, is set across more than two acres of land, according to Sotheby’s International Realty, which is handling the sale.
A series of photos accompanying the listing show all the trappings of a celebrity mansion, from a grand piano to an outdoor tennis court. But the images also offer a more personal glimpse at the life of its soon-to-be-former occupant — his own artworks.
One of the images shows Carrey’s large-scale painting “Hooray We Are All Broken” hanging on the wall of his home. Credit: Sotheby’s
Alongside acting, Carrey has had his painting and sculptor work exhibited in galleries. Credit: Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images
Among those visible in the photos are “Hooray We Are All Broken,” which depicts four abstract polka-dot figures against a bright backdrop. An image of the property’s garden, meanwhile, features a nude bronze sculpture he created called “Ayla.”
Several more of Carrey’s works on display at the LA property. Credit: Sotheby’s
“When I really started painting a lot, I had become so obsessed that there was nowhere to move in my home,” he said in the six-minute film. “Paintings were everywhere. They were becoming part of the furniture; I was eating on them.”
“You can tell what I love by the color of the paintings,” he added. “You can tell my inner life by the darkness in some of them. You can tell what I want from the brightness in some of them.”
The artworks are not thought to be included in the $28.9 million asking price — nor are the framed Riddler costumes from Carrey’s performance in 1995’s “Batman Forever.”
The light-filled home was built in 1951, according to the property listing. Credit: Sotheby’s
Whoever does purchase the light-filled 1950s home will, however, enjoy a home movie theater and a waterfall swimming pool.
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