Tour Soap Creators Lee Phillip Bell & William J. Bell’s Malibu Estate Which Is on the Market
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The late soap opera creators’ beautiful home is for sale and features hidden treasures.
If you’re looking for a West Coast beach house that is fitting for a soap opera star, Soaps.com thinks you should look no further than the late Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell property that just went on the market. The creators of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful bought this exclusive property in the Malibu Colony for $4,365,000 in 1989. It is the only home on the market in this community right now and it’s listed for $21,500,000. Lee Phillip Bell passed away in February at the age of 91, so it’s a bittersweet time for the Bell family to let go of the property. The Bells’ children are all in the family business. Lauralee Bell plays Christine “Cricket” Blair Williams on Young and the Restless, William James Bell Jr. is president of Bell-Phillip Television Productions and Bradley Bell is the executive producer and head writer on The Bold and the Beautiful.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home boasts 3,295 square feet and 60 feet of beach frontage. The interior is clean, crisp and white showcasing a cozy décor for a beach cottage with stunning ocean views from the living room and the master bedroom. The property also receives a lot of natural light to give it a bright, airy feel.
The East-Coast style design has a lush yard, complete with a pool and a two-story guesthouse. The foliage on the property gives the residents a feeling of seclusion and privacy in a relaxing setting. It is an idyllic getaway perfect for any creative artist writing juicy storylines for soaps, fiction, or film.
The neighborhood is one of the most desirable in Los Angeles because of its beachfront location, its proximity to Hollywood and its neighborhood amenities of upscale shops and restaurants. The Malibu Colony has about 100 homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Most of the homes in the area are a part of Hollywood history, thanks to its current and former residents include Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks and Woody Harrelson.
The home is sure to draw some interested buyers even in a challenging economy — the legacy and prestige of the home are priceless. A coveted area like the Malibu Colony never goes out of style. Listed with Richard Hilton of Hilton & Hyland, fans can take a tour of the estate in the gallery below…