Worlds Best Homes

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s former home on sale for $11 million

Schwarzenegger’s former LA retreat is currently listed by the son of Ethel Kennedy – Robert F. Kennedy’s wife

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s home in California
(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s former home is currently on the market for $11 million. The SoCal hangout, which is hidden on a country lane just off Sunset Boulevard, was the longtime home of the California Governor and his then-wife, journalist Maria Shriver. The news host is also the daughter of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy.

The home is now listed by its current owners, attorney-and author Maxwell Kennedy, who is the son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, and his wife, Vicki Strauss Kennedy.

Considering its allure amongst the most powerful families in America and its prestigious Californian postcode, the estate is considered one of the world’s best homes. Here, we take a tour.

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s home in California

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

The home’s status is showcased upon arrival throughout its grand entryway that, despite its luxury, upholds a traditional American aesthetic. Notable features include a sweeping wooden staircase and a hidden bench that acts as a reading nook – or a place to rest after coming through the front door. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s home in California

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

The golden-hued entryway flows into the dining area – a space that fuels our traditional dining room ideas. This area oozes an understated elegance through its neutral palette that combines dark wooden tones with subtle yellow hues. This scheme is further warmed by the SoCal sun that leaks through the patio doors overlooking the garden. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s home in California

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Beyond the dining space, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s home offers a host of living room ideas – combining New England and California-contemporary. The space is similarly illuminated by the natural daylight that flows through the bay windows and softens the blue and yellow color scheme. 

An ornate fireplace stands as the room’s focal point and emphasis the air of coziness in the room.

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s home in California

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Upstairs, the property has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, alongside a host of extra amenities, including a sauna. These features continue outside, where the exteriors showcase a range of exclusive garden ideas

Key attractions include the grotto-style pool and a lighted tennis court – both of which are surrounded by ancient oak, sycamore, and eucalyptus trees. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver’s home in California

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s house is currently listed by Billy Rose and Santiago Arana of The Agency, Beverly Hills. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com (opens in new tab).  

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.