Corbin Bernsen's stylish LA mansion The Crown Jewel up for grabs at $1.95 million
Popularly known as The Crown Jewel, the house was willed to Corbin by his godfather and former owner of the home, actor Beach Dickerson
Actor-director Corbin Bernsen and his actress wife Amanda Pays not only share similarities in professions by being in the entertainment world but are also vocational house flippers. The couple has recently put their Laurel Canyon mansion in Hollywood Hills, California at $1.95 million. Popularly known as The Crown Jewel, it is the kind of house that has been the hub of many Hollywood stories as it was frequented by many stars in the industry.
Constructed in 1936, the house came into the ownership of Corbin Bernsen in 2005. It was willed to him by his godfather and owner of the home, actor Beach Dickerson. It is the same home where Corbin has a memorable time with Beach. However, already having a home of his own with wife, Amanda, the couple lovingly set on to restore "The Crown Jewel" to its original beguiling charm and finally thought to put it on sale now.
The couple has been living in an 1880s farmhouse in Germantown, NY, that they bought in 2020, according to The Hudson Company. Coming to this house on sale, the most special of the stories associated with the home and its former owner Beach is how he introduced Bernsen's parents to each other. His parents were struggling young actors at the time and after his birth. According to Bernsen, they "couldn’t afford to get (him) out of the hospital". It was at this crucial juncture that Beach came to the rescue and became Bernsen's godfather.
Beach then got engaged in real estate thinking that acting could prove to be uncertain in terms of earning livelihood and income. He started purchasing and developing real estate in Laurel Canyon between acting jobs. During that time he owned 18 homes there. At this time, Bernsen was also growing up well. However, Beach as his godfather, set him up on some of the construction jobs so he could learn both construction and property development as a backup career option in case acting does not work.
When Bernsen was 17, Beach bought a house for him, told him to fix it up, sell it and keep the profit. As a result, Bernsen made a $12,000 profit that helped him pay for his college fee. Moreover, the profits and engagement in property culminated in his interest in real estate. Bernsen soon started flipping houses — a hobby he and his wife have continued in present times too having flipped over 20 houses.
One of them is the mansion The Crown Jewel that is up on the market for grabs. Located in the panoramic city with hillside views, the mansion has four bedrooms and four baths. Further, there is an eloquent outdoor living and entertainment space for leisure and rest.
The main house has two bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a dining and a kitchen. What can add to its allure is that the mansion has large windows for gorgeous views over the pool, pool house, and spa. Additionally, there is also an exquisite A-frame guest house with a kitchenette and a hillside bungalow in the property. It is named "El Nido de Nestor" after its former long-time resident and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Nestor Almendros.
Housing some unforgettable tales of Hollywood, The Crown Jewel is currently on the market for the first time in half a century. Priced at $1.95 million, the co-listing agents for the mansion are Daniel Stevenson of The Agency and Max Nelson of Compass, both located in Beverly Hills. For more luxurious pictures of the property, click here.