Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican filmmaker, actor, make-up artist, and author who began his career in 1985. He is known for films such as ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ the ‘Hellboy’ films, ‘The Hobbit’ film series, ‘Pacific Rim,’ and ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.’ Del Toro first began making his own films as a child. In his early career, Del Toro made approximately ten short films before making his first feature film. He also spent ten years working in special effects and formed his own company. From his work in the film industry and as an author, Guillermo del Toro now has a net worth of $30 million, says Celebrity Net Worth. Del Toro has spent some of his fortunes buying properties, and for many years he has had homes in both Toronto and Los Angeles. He even has two properties that are devoted to his various collections, including poster artwork, books, and items pertaining to his film career. Recently, Del Toro has added to his real estate portfolio with the purchase of several new homes. Here is an overview of his latest purchases.
An Overview of Guillermo Del Toro’s New Properties
Del Toro already owns two suburban properties in West Lake Village, but the filmmaker has added a further three houses to his real estate portfolio since 2019. The combined cost of the three properties is $6.8 million. Two of the houses are in mid-city Los Angeles, close to downtown Hollywood. One of the properties was a 1920s Gothic Tudor-style cottage measuring 2,000-square-feet for which he paid $1.4 million. Although the grounds are overgrown and need some loving attention, the interior of the cottage has been well-maintained, and there is an unexpectedly large cook’s kitchen. The other property in downtown Hollywood was a petit condo measuring just 1,400-square-feet. Del Toro paid $941,000 for the one-bedroom bachelor pad, which boasts high ceilings, an all-white color scheme, and high-end fittings. The most expensive of the three properties, costing $4.5 million, is a house in the seaside city of Santa Monica. It was this house that he bought most recently. The Santa Monica property is a neoclassical Gothic Tudor house built in 1984 that sits along a tree-lined street. It has castle-like turrets and a white stucco exterior. Here, we take a further look at Guillermo del Toro’s Santa Monica home.
Inside the Santa Monica Residence
Some of the features that appear throughout Guillermo del Toro’s 5,600-square-feet property include white walls, beamed ceilings, stained glass and leaded windows, hardwood floors, wrought-iron features, and dark wood detailing. Through the carved wooden front door is a long entranceway. Off the entranceway, there are openings rather than doors leading to the home’s various public spaces. There is also a dark wooden staircase with carved balustrades leading to the upper story of the property. Above the staircase is a stained-glass skylight, says Dirt.com. The formal dining room is an expansive space with high beamed ceilings and wooden floors.
An interesting feature of this room is an opening into the lower level of one of the structure’s turrets. The circular room has long, thin windows, and it is ideal for use as a reading room or a small den. It is possible to partition this room from the formal dining room with curtains. In the formal living room, the main feature is the fireplace on the wall opposite the entranceway, above which a television is mounted. Another feature of the room is the large bay, which has seven long windows that bathe the room with light. The kitchen, which has a traditional style, has the same wood flooring as the rest of the lower floor of the residence, and the cabinetry is a darker wood that matches the beams and wooden detailing throughout the house. In contrast, the countertops are white. Large windows overlook the garden. Despite the traditional feel of the kitchen, there is no shortage of modern stainless steel appliances.
There is also a kitchen island in a central position, which offers additional storage and workspace. The kitchen island also has a double gas range. A step down from the kitchen leads to an open-plan informal dining area. This space also has the potential for use as a family room, as there is a television mounted above the fireplace at the far end of the room. Although there is no information about the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in this property, it is known that between the three homes purchased by Del Toro, there are a total of 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. However, the master suite is a glorious space with a large ensuite bathroom featuring a soaking tub.
The Grounds of Guillermo del Toro’s House
Del Toro’s property is set on a lot of just 0.2-acres, and it is set back from the street by the front garden, most of which is a grassy lawn with smart shrub and plant borders. To the right of the front garden is a driveway leading to an integrated double garage with wooden doors. It is also possible to access the garage from the rear of the structure as there is a rear driveway leading to metal garage doors. In front of the garage doors is a basketball hoop, and to the side, there is a small lawned area with mature trees. To the property’s rear, the backyard is enveloped by tall hedges that offer the grounds some privacy from neighboring properties. There is a terrace area behind the house, which, although small, offers sample space for alfresco dining and entertaining friends. Beyond the terrace, a small patch of grassy lawn and a paved footpath are encased by metal fencing and a gate. Through the gate, there is a large, dark-bottomed, saltwater outdoor swimming pool.