Gore Vidal’s Mediterranean Villa in the Hollywood Hills Wants $5.7 Million

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The former home of Gore Vidal—historian, author, and sworn enemy of conservative William F. Buckley—is up for sale, reports Variety. Vidal died in 2012, leaving behind this elegant five-bedroom, four-bathroom Mediterranean villa in Outpost Estates, near the Hollywood Bowl. One thing is for sure: the man had taste. The home features terra-cotta floor tiles, hand-carved fireplaces, and a library fit for, well, Gore Vidal. French doors open out to a 20,762-square-foot lot that boasts a terrace, gardens and swimming pool.

The home has been on the market once before in 2011 while the author was still alive, and Vidal himself was even pictured in photos accompanying the listing, which was asking $3.495 million at the time. The house was taken off the market when Vidal fell ill. The asking price is $5.69 million, a tidy sum more than the $149,500 Vidal paid for the home back in 1977.

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