Y&R Co-Creators Bill and Lee Phillip Bell’s Beverly Hills Mansion Sold to NBA Great LeBron James — Plus, Take a Last Look at Their Lavish Malibu Estate
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It’s the end of an era — and the beginning of a new one — at the soap legends’ home.
It was bound to happen. In the wake of the passing of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful co-creator Lee Phillip Bell this winter, the 13,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion that she shared with her late husband, daytime icon William J. Bell, is being sold — but not to just anyone.
According to Architectural Digest, Lakers superstar LeBron James is under contract to purchase the estate, which is situated on 2.5 acres of land and includes, among other amenities, seven fireplaces, a screening room, a lighted tennis court and a poolhouse with not one but two bathrooms. (So yeah, definitely no peeing in the pool, folks!)
This spring, the Bell family also put up for sale its much-missed patriarch and matriarch’s Malibu home, a four-bedroom, 3,295-square-foot estate that boasts 60 feet of beach frontage. It includes (of course) a swimming pool, a guesthouse (two stories!) and enough foliage to keep even the peskiest of paparazzi at bay.
To take a virtual tour of the enviable Malibu estate, just click on the eye-popping photo gallery below; just don’t blame us if suddenly your summer rental is looking a little pale by comparison. And if you’re in the mood to check out additional real-estate porn, you might also enjoy taking a peek the Spanish villa that’s currently being sold by The Young and the Restless alum Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm).