Back in August, celebrity romance novelist and constant gardener Danielle Steel put her Seadrift beach house on the market for $8.995 million. The bestselling author and Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, who is said to spend most of her time in Paris anyway, reportedly threw in the furniture and art, too, netting the new buyer a trove of overstuffed chairs and plaid throws in a rainbow of Play Doh hues, along with at least one of those pouty-lips cushion-things.
The four-bedroom, built in 1999, is named Coup de Coeur, according to the promotional video that accompanied the listing. It includes an oceanside solarium, a front-yard hot tub, and several pieces of metallic fauna statuary. Last time around, we expressed doubt that a buyer would agree to pay nearly $9 million for a home just down the street from a similarly sized California modern abode priced in the more "modest" $4M-$5M range. But with a sale price of a solid $8 million, Ms. Steel must have found a buyer with an equally strong impulse to color-code each and every room. We should never have doubted you, Danielle!
· 164 Seadrift Road [McGuire Real Estate]
· Danielle Steel's Overstuffed Seadrift Cape Cod Asks $8.995M [Curbed SF]
· Here Now, a Photo Tribute to Danielle Steel's Enormous Hedge [Curbed SF]