Former Disney mansion sells for $74 million

From Rare Delights.com

For all you Walt Disney fans out there- here’s one for you.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the mansion formerly owned by Walt Disney in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles has sold for $74 million.

According to the story, Disney originally bought the mansion with the intent of building a one-eighth scale steam train around the property, complete with tunnels and trestle. The plan became the inspiration for Disneyland in Anaheim. While the trestle is gone, the tunnels still exist.

The seller, Gabriel Brener, purchased the property in the 90s from Disney’s widow. He tore the original house down, bought up surrounding property and erected the 17 bathroom limestone mansion that currently sits on the property.

The house was originally listed for $90 million.

 

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