The producer and director J.J. Abrams is directing the sale of his Pacific Palisades home, Variety reported. Abrams, who directed “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” has landed on a blockbuster price tag just shy of $22 million.
The co-creator of the TV series “Lost” and his wife, Katie McGrath, purchased the East Coast-style traditional in 2014, for $14.47 million.
The couple then proceeded to transform the home, which was built in 1995, into a family-friendly mecca. The walled and gated property, just under 7,400 square feet, offers “breathtaking” city and ocean views, picturesque grounds, and rare privacy in the Westside location.
With five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the floor plan has been “painstakingly designed and crafted by the owners for themselves, with no detail overlooked and no expense spared,” according to the listing.
The layout includes a living room with built-ins and a fireplace, a formal dining room, and game room surrounded by windows. The cook’s kitchen opens to a kitchen and family room with a breakfast area, which in turn opens through French doors to a covered outdoor space.
The owner’s suite includes wraparound windows, a sitting area, separate office, bath, two closets, and a private terrace.
An additional lower-level guest suite opens to a secret garden and fountain. Other spaces include an office, gym, a bonus room with a separate entrance, workshop, storage room, and three-car garage.
The home is set on just over a half-acre, and its serene surroundings include a pool and spa, bocce court, and gardens with wide views that span the Getty Museum, across to Century City, and the beach.
An award-winning and prolific creator of television shows and movies, Abrams, 54, is known for his innovative shows, such as “Felicity,” “Alias,” and “Lost,” for which he won two Emmys.
He has directed and produced a number of box-office megahits, including “Mission: Impossible III” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” He directed, produced, and co-wrote the seventh movie in the “Star Wars” franchise, “The Force Awakens,” one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
David Offer with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices holds the listing.