Tyra Banks, the model-turned-TV personality who has hosted the search for “America’s Next Top Model” since 2003, is selling her charming Spanish Colonial-style home in Beverly Hills. It’s been renovated and updated “while maintaining key architectural elements,” as the listing says.
Tyra’s 1926 Spanish Colonial:
Tyra says she loved living in this house: “The stunning Spanish architecture spoke to me the minute I walked in the door.”
“And then, when I discovered that the movie star, and companion to William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, was a previous owner, I was ecstatic. Why? Because she was financially savvy. As a businesswoman myself, starting my own self-funded cosmetics company, I was impressed.”
Living Room with Vaulted and Beamed Ceilings:
The Upstairs Landing Lined with Bookshelves:
Master Bedroom with Sitting Area and Balcony:
There are 4 bedrooms and 5 full baths.
Tyra says, “The decision to move was a difficult one after living in such a perfect neighborhood, in this home, with summer evenings in the outdoor living room and breezy afternoons with friends lounging by the pool, where we waxed poetic about how we imagined Davies and Hearst wined and dined in the many rooms we spent so many memorable moments in.”
Tyra says the decision to move was a difficult one: “I did not expect to move, and was not looking for another home until I discovered a property in the Malibu Hills through a friend.”
Covered Porch with Fireplace:
The listing says:
Built in 1926, this Spanish Colonial was renovated without compromising its original architectural elements. Handcrafted tiles designed by artisans of Mission Tiles adorn the outdoor fountains and stairways in the main house. Travertine stone and maple wood planked floors throughout. Vintage French doors and hardware with clerestory windows brighten the living room overlooking the loggia and rolling green lawn.
BTW, did you hear that Tyra’s show “America’s Next Top Model” has been canceled after 22 seasons?
“ANTM” premiered in 2003 on UPN before moving to The CW in 2006 and taught us all how to “smize” in our photos. The current “cycle,” as they called their seasons, will be the last.