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Jackie Collins’ Beverly Hills mansion to ask $30M

Romance writer died last year after breast cancer battle
February 09, 2016 11:30AM

The late Jackie Collins and her Beverly Hills home

The late Jackie Collins and her Beverly Hills home

The Beverly Hills home of late romance writer Jackie Collins is slated to hit the market for $30 million.

The property, an eight-bedroom mansion totaling close to 20,000 square feet, was completed in 1992. It features a 100-foot long entrance way, a gym, a sauna, a screening room, terraces overlooking the Hollywood Hills and a motor court, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The pièce de résistance? A swimming pool in a central courtyard.

The pool is the center of the home

The pool is the center of the home

“My house in Beverly Hills was inspired by a David Hockney painting,” Collins told the Journal in 2014. “In 1989, my husband Oscar [Lerman] and I visited an art gallery in London, where we saw Mr. Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Splash.’ I couldn’t take my eyes off the pool and fell in love with the clean lines, suspended splash and overall tranquillity.”

Within days, Collins began imagining a design for a new home that wrapped around a pool based on the one in the painting.

Collins died last year after a secret battle with breast cancer.

Brett Lawyer and Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland have the exclusive listing.  [WSJ] — Katherine Clarke

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