Vanity Fair got a sweet scoop on the last of the four multi-million dollar Los Angeles homes owned by late novelist Jackie Collins. This week her Bel Air spot listed at $4.95 million. The carefully maintained and luxuriously appointed if not particularly stylishly decorated ranch-style residence, on a private, .89-acre parcel in Bel Air’s rustic-luxe Stone Canyon, was acquired by the best-selling author in 2002 for an undisclosed amount.
Listing details show the hip-roofed and brick-accented single-story residence, set behind electronic wrought iron gates that open to a large brick-paved motor court, measures in at a roomy but far from huge 4,150-square-feet with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Jet-black double doors set between a pair of potted palms open to a formal entry with skylight and gleaming if arguably impractical white marble floor tiles. At the end of the short foyer, the wall-to-wall carpeted living room has a bookshelf-flanked fireplace, a vaulted and wood-clad ceiling and a room-wide bank of floor-to-ceiling windows. A separate formal dining room has a flesh-colored faux-painted wall treatment; a wood-paneled library/office has a wall of built-in bookcases and a bay window; and the updated, galley-style kitchen, with beige tumbled stone countertops and high grade appliances, opens over a short peninsula snack bar to a family room with French doors.