1. For Sale: The House That James Bond Built

    By johncox on 2005-05-16

    The house that James Bond built is on the market.

    According to Contact Music, “the estate of Albert R. Broccoli” (presumably Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson) have put the Beverly Hills mansion belonging to legendary Bond producer Cubby Broccoli and his wife Dana up for sale.

    Cubby & Dana Broccoli

    Cubby & Dana Broccoli

    The house, built in 1924, had formerly been owned by actors William Powell and Hobart Bosworth. It comes with eight bedrooms, staff quarters and a screening room.

    The Broccolis bought the house in 1969 where Cubby lived until his death in 1996. Dana continued to live in the house until her death in 2004.

    The house was the site of many famous dinners hosted by the Broccolis for friends and business associates. James Bond #4, Timothy Dalton, was a frequent visitor.

    The property is on the market for a cool $28 million (GBP14.7 million).

    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who inherited the Bond empire, now live primarily in England. They are currently searching for a new James Bond to star in the 21st installment Casino Royale.