House Design

Inside Helen Mirren’s Hollywood home

Helen Mirren's lavish home is up for sale for $18.5 million – or you can rent it for $45,000 a month

swimming pool in Helen Mirren's Hollywood Hills home
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The queen of British actors, Helen Mirren, has listed her beautiful Hollywood Hills home for sale for $18.5 million – or high-end renters looking for a luxury home can lease the property for a cool $45,000 a month.

Mirren shares the home with her husband Taylor Hackford, who has directed film favorites like An Officer and a Gentleman and Against All Odds.

Built in Hollywood's earliest days in 1911 and located on over six acres, the 10,200-square-foot Mirren-Hackford estate includes a guest house and a total of nine bedrooms and eleven baths.

Cozy snug music room in Helen Mirren's house

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The home boasts early California indoor/outdoor architecture, and the stunning pool, accessed via a grand set of stairs, enjoys downtown city views.

The house has all the great features of its era, including large rooms, lots of French doors that open to the hilltop breeze, beautiful hardwood floors and large fireboxes in the fireplaces.

The cozy snug-cum-music-room (above) is layered with rugs, a smart Chesterfield-style sofa and contemporary pops of blue, which add an inviting finish to the room.

modern lounge in Helen Mirren's house

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The lounge (above and below, where you'll find bags of star-worthy living room ideas) is similarly warm and embracing, but oozes a slightly more edgy style (think sumptuous velvets and cool, gold objet). The same blue-framed doors add cohesion to the elevated scheme.

modern lounge in Helen Mirren's house

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Dining room ideas don't come much cooler than Helen Mirren's social space, which is home to statement art, designer chairs and vintage-style rug, a style that is seen throughout the home.

Modern dining room in Helen Mirren's house

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The home has had only four owners: Dustin Farnum, star of DeMille's Squaw Man; Mark Hellinger, writer/producer whose short story became the Bogart/Cagney film The Roaring Twenties; Gail Patrick, executive producer of the popular 1950’s/60’s Perry Mason television series where the property was sometimes used as a film location for the show, and Mirren-Hackford.

The prime position in the Hollywood Hills would see you rubbing shoulders with the A-list who choose to make it their home, including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry. 

modern master bedroom in Helen Mirren's house

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Photos courtesy of Top Ten Real Estate Deals.

What is Helen Mirren famous for?

Helen is one of the most successful British stars in history, being the only actor to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting in both the US and the UK with Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards. Her Academy Award win was for Best Actress in the film The Queen acting the part of Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2003, Helen was appointed Dame by the Queen for her acting career that dates back to age 20 when she starred as Cleopatra for a UK National Youth Theatre production. Helen became a US citizen in 2017.

Where does Helen Mirren live now?

Helen Mirren lives with her husband Taylor Hackford in a secluded mountain home on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, California.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.