Dana York, the widow of musician Tom Petty, paid $6.6 million for a Spanish-style hacienda built in the 1920s in Los Angeles. It’s possible she’ll be moving here from the Malibu home she shared with Thomas Petty for 16 years of their marriage and another 6 years after his death.
The luxury home in Los Angeles’ Little Holmby neighborhood, an affluent enclave near the University of California and the vibrant Wilshire neighborhood, was paid for from a family trust fund. Built in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion was recently renovated by the seller, Hollywood executive producer Alec Berg. He was selling his luxury property for $6.25 million, but the deal was worth $350,000 more.
The five-bedroom, seven-bath home offers 460 square feet of usable space, decorative tile throughout, a wrought iron staircase, lustrous dark brown stained hardwood floors, arched doorways and antique French window frames. The brand new kitchen boasts luxury appliances and a large island. The ground floor is occupied by a living room with a fireplace, a toilet room and servants’ quarters, as well as a study, from where you can directly access the garage. The surrounding area is decorated with a landscaped garden, which can be admired from all the windows on the second floor. The backyard features a pool and private hot tub, plum and nectarine trees, an outdoor kitchen and multiple terraces, a separate guest house and a full outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ center. The facades of the building are hidden behind high hedges and trees. There is also a modern security system with several cameras.
It is not yet known for sure whether Dana York bought this house for herself or for her son, who recently got married. She also currently owns Epperson’s residence in Pacific Palisades and a Mediterranean-style mansion with direct views of the Pacific Ocean, purchased by Tom Petty back in 1998. Earlier this year, Dana York sold a detached recording studio on Escondido Beach for $10.3 million. The buyer was Canadian hotel magnate Salim Sayani.