Whoopi Goldberg’s  Longtime L.A. Home Seeks to Trade Hands for $9.6M
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Whoopi Goldberg’s Longtime L.A. Home Seeks to Trade Hands for $9.6M

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By Kathryn M.
Originally built for famed author Vicki Baum in 1933, the grand Art Deco estate boasts quite a notable Hollywood pedigree.

Whoopi Goldberg's 7,039-square-foot former residence is located on one of the premier streets in Pacific Palisades, a coastal neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles. The acclaimed actress and comedian bought the estate in 1993, owning it for nearly 25 years before selling it in 2018. Now, it's back on the market seeking yet another buyer.

Tucked away in the star-studded neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, the six-bedroom residence is shielded by lush landscaping and mature trees. Ivy covering the facade creates an enhanced sense of privacy.

Yet, Goldberg isn't the only celebrity with ties to the Art Deco abode. First built in 1933 for Austrian author Vicki Baum, the home was later acquired by late English actor David Niven, who starred in The Pink Panther and Casino Royale. Boasting a gated and private 28,000-square-foot lot, as well as a detached guest house, it's no surprise why the compound has been so popular among Hollywood A-listers. 

Thriving jungle-like greenery runs along both sides of the main sidewalk leading to the home.

Offering six spacious bedrooms, the home also retains many of its distinctive original features, including a black-and-white checkered floor in the main foyer, as well as an onyx-clad master bathroom. A free-flowing layout connects expansive living spaces, while a generously sized, remodeled kitchen overlooks an inviting swimming pool. Scroll ahead to see more of the historic property, currently listed for $9,595,000.

Thoughtfully updated for modern-day living, the residence also features many original details, such as a dramatic black-and-white checkered floor in the foyer.

Large sliding glass doors create an instant indoor/outdoor connection to the backyard, while mirrored built-ins reflect the home's Art Deco style.

Featuring top-of-the-line appliances, the newly remodeled kitchen also offers plenty of storage.

More original details can be found in the light-filled family room. A marble fireplace, crown moldings, and built-in bookcases are among the space's many features.

Arched doorways lead into the home's wet bar.

More custom built-ins can be found just steps away in the dining room. Here, white-painted exposed beams and brick contrast with the richly textured hardwood floors. 

The master bedroom includes a circular sitting room encased in windows. The bright area offers a quiet corner to rest and relax.

A spacious home office is also located on the upper level. This space can easily be converted into an additional bedroom or multi-media room, depending on the new buyer's needs. 

Out back, the in-ground pool is an idyllic spot for entertaining.

1461 Amalfi Drive is currently listed for $9,595,000 by Dan Urbach of Compass.  

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