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Inside The Luxe LA Mansion Partially Built By Pre-Fame Harrison Ford

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Before he was piloting the Millennium Falcon and wooing galactic princesses, Harrison Ford had a more humble calling. A home partially built by the A-lister during his days as a carpenter recently entered the market for US$8.9 million.

The luxurious California mansion, located on 1.37 acres of serene gated grounds in Los Angeles, includes a recording studio built by Ford in the 1970s. And that’s not its only claim to fame – the home has been owned by actor Dick Van Dyke, Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, and musician Sergio Mendes. It was Mendes who commissioned the studio (and who shared a picture of a shirtless, pre-fame Ford working on the project on Facebook in 2015).

A house befitting such an illustrious pedigree is, naturally, unashamedly luxe. According to the listing, it boasts a formal circular dining room, chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, tasting room, elevator, study, library, personal gym, and a full viewing theatre with bar. The exterior grounds hold formal gardens, sprawling lawns and patios, a loggia, an outdoor kitchen, a tennis court, a pool, a spa, and a full guesthouse (where Harrison will stay when we invite him over to admire his handiwork).

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