Sylvester Stallone — better known as Rocky or Rambo — may be a movie star famed for tough action roles, but unknown to many, he’s also got a softer artistic side too, as a prolific painter.
Through this rather interesting side of him, Stallone enjoys transforming his houses into stunning homes filled with elegant decor. While the actor continues to retain his bi-coastal residences in Los Angeles and Coconut Grove in Miami, he’s recently decided to release his golf club home in La Quinta, California on the market. The property was custom-built in the city’s golfing community of Madison Club in 2008.
With four bedrooms, five bathrooms and an interior donning a mixture of Old World Mediterranean style and Caribbean Island-influenced touches, Stallone’s 4,889-sq.ft. home embodies his Italian ancestry.
Highlighted features run from the rustic wooden double front doors to the walled patio entry, the impressive vaulted foyer, an arched entrance that opens into a double-height living room complete with fireplace and more.
It’s also a home clearly meant for entertaining. Dinner parties can be hosted in multiple places from the formal dining room connected to the rear terrace, the large eat-in island kitchen to the outdoor dining spaces adjacent to the courtyard. There is also a wine room and an outdoor kitchen with private terraces for an intimate sip-and-bite.
Upstairs, the master suite with its own fireplace makes for the perfect place to cosy up in, as you catch up on Netflix via the television that rises up at the foot of the bed. The suite is also completed with a large master bath, dressing room and another private terrace, this time, with seemingly never-ending views to the mountains.
Step outside the house, past the fire pit and across the grass is where you’ll find a pool and spa for your enjoyment, accompanied by lush plantings, water features as well as a rock-strewn flowing stream that runs across the property.
Located in suburban Los Angeles, La Quinta is famed for its abundance of golf courses, and has been the host city for a number of prestigious golf tournaments over the years. It’s also a celebrity hot spot with star residents including Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West, Tom Brady and Kylie Jenner.
Want to live like Sylvester Stallone? The actor’s La Quinta mansion is currently listed with an asking price of US$3.35 million (HK$25.9 million). Interested parties can contact listing agent Josh Reef of Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills.
This article was first published on Luxe Living Asia
(Images courtesy TopTenRealEstate.com)