Catch Them If You Can: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Selling Adjoining Luxury Estates

by Sasha CarterAugust 23, 2016

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Tom Hanks may be known as an extremely down-to-earth celebrity, but that doesn’t mean he lives like your average Joe. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, have excellent and expensive taste in real estate, as evidenced by these two stunningly stylish homes on the legendary North Amalfi Rim in the Palisades Riviera.

The House With One Red Roof

With a listed price of $8.75 million, the home at 1223 Amalfi Drive is the less expensive of the two, but don’t think for a second that it’s lacking in looks or luxury. It’s a Spanish-revival style home situated on a lush, green half-acre lot overlooking the canyon.
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Standout features include custom ironwork, original fixtures, Spanish tile, vintage hardwood floors, rustic wood-beamed ceilings, a sumptuous paneled dining room, a sunken living room with an oversized fireplace, and a outdoor courtyard complete with a stately antique fountain. It features four bedrooms and four baths. In short, it’s a perfect retreat with plenty of golden-age charm.

Big Is an Understatement

Before you sign for that Spanish-style stunner, you may want to take a look next door. At 1213 Amalfi Drive, you’ll find a beautiful English traditional home with more than 7,200 square feet of living space. It’s only half a million more expensive than the other home – that’s a lot of extra house for the money.

What makes this one special? Just take picture yourself dining with friends and family in that elegant formal dining room, or watching your favorite films in the well-appointed home theater. There’s also a pub, complete with a full bar, a fireplace, and a billiard room.
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You’ll have plenty of room for friends and family here – this home features 11 bedrooms and seven baths. Then again, you could just convert those extra bedrooms into a home office, a gym, an art studio, or anything else you might need to create your ideal lifestyle.

Can’t Decide? Buy Them Both!

That Spanish-style home certainly is charming, but the English traditional is so elegant. And they both have such amazing views. Choosing between the two is a really tough decision.

Why choose? If you have the cash to spare, you can just buy both of these estates for $18 million. And don’t worry about where Tom and Rita will live – they still have a third house just down the street.

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.

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