After selling their Los Angeles mansion for $15.947 million, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have moved on. The newly single, 57 year old, American actress has rented a stunning Hollywood Hills home which was listed for $30,000 per month. The new Los Angeles abode is significantly smaller but described as “impressively refined” and “majestically authentic Mediterranean villa”.Located in the historic and celeb-favored Outpost Estates neighborhood, it was originally built in the late 1920s on an irregularly shaped 0.28-acre hillside plot.The 4,725-sqaure feet multi-level residence sits behind wrought iron gates, a high wall and an even higher hedge to provide ultimate privacy.Melanie will be making the most of four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Original and restored architectural details include exposed wood beams, coffered ceilings, intricate ironwork, arched windows and a handful of fireplaces.The mansion also features show-stopping double-height rotunda entrance with tile-accented curved staircase, an ample step-down formal living room with barrel-vaulted ceiling, a formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling arched window, and a sunroom.While large center island dominates the kitchen, adjoining French door-lined breakfast nook serves as a cozy den with television surmounted fireplace and wrought iron-railed Juliet balcony.
There’s also a state-of-the-art movie theater with campy leopard print carpeting and tiered seating for at least seven in bulky leather recliners.
The master suite on the upper level offers another television surmounted fireplace and wrought iron railed Juliet balcony that offer city lights view. The actress will be able to relax in an over-sized steam shower and dress up in the custom-fitted closet which opens to a wooden bridge that leads to a tucked away terrace.
The lush property also comes with a sport court, built-in grilling station, a courtyard with outdoor fireplace, and a bullet-shaped swimming pool with poolside cabana.Who says one cannot indulge when it comes to living single!Variety