The Playbook For The Modern Man

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

Full screen

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).



Show More



The playbook for the modern man

Get the very best of men's style, health, travel & culture delivered to your inbox.

Dont show me this again