Zsa Zsa Gabor can stay in her Bel Air mansion for the rest of her life, a judge has ruled.
The ninth husband of the ailing 96-year-old actress, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, will be allowed to sell the couple’s four-bedroom, five bathroom mansion in a “deferred transaction.” Any buyer of the Zsa Zsa Gabor mansion must let Gabor and von Anhalt remain in the property for at least three years, or until the actress dies. The new owner will also have to pay the couple $325,000 a year.
The couple have come under tremendous financial strain in recent years, with the cost of Gabor’s medical bills continuing to be high. Von Anhalt responded by putting the house up for sale at an asking price of $15 million in 2011.
Friday’s ruling by a Los Angeles judge, which was confirmed by Gabor’s publicist John Blanchette, will mean Gabor and von Anhalt can remain in their Bel Air mansion for the rest of the Hungarian-born star’s life. Speaking to reporters after the court hearing, von Anhalt said:
“This decision is going to make her very happy. Hopefully she will be with us for more than three years. Her mother lived to be 102.”
Gabor, the star of 1950s films such as Lili and Moulin Rouge, has been moved in and out of hospital since breaking her hip in 2010. In January 2011, the former actress had her leg amputated.
Her Los Angeles home is located in a much sought-after area, with its grounds used to film scenes in Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning movie Argo. The property has also been used as a shooting location for an upcoming HBO film about the life of late entertainer Liberace. The 6,400-square-foot home sits on more than an acre of prime land on the exclusive Bel Air Road. Gabor moved into the home about 35 years ago; her next-door neighbor is music producer Quincy Jones.
According to Haute Living, the Zsa Zsa Gabor mansion features a “gracious and elegant” oval-shaped formal entryway, a sitting room with an antique French fireplace, a huge formal dining room, and a master suite with a large bathroom and double sized two-room closet. There’s also a 1,000 square foot Monte Carlo-style rooftop terrace.
The property, which features exquisite French details and high ceilings throughout, is reportedly the former home of Howard Hughes and Elvis Presley.
Gabor recently celebrated her 96th birthday party at the house, with Blanchette confirming more than 100 friends attended the occasion. You can see shots of the Zsa Zsa Gabor mansion below: