You Can Live in Walt Disney’s California Home

You Can Live in Walt Disney's California Home
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Many Disney fans would go to great lengths to surround themselves with pixie dust. Whether it be adding a bit of theming to our cars or splashes of magic to our homes, we all want that “Disney feeling” 24/7. What if I told you there was a way you could live around the clock literally surrounded by a bit of magic, multiplied by a ton of Disney history? You’d be intrigued, right? What if I told you could live in Walt Disney’s house? I’m assuming you just let out a very loud “Yes, please!” But hold your horses; there’s a hefty price tag associated with Disney’s history, and Walt’s L. A. home is no different.

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Credit: Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Walt Disney’s former home in Los Angeles just went on the market, sort of. It is a beauty too! For around twenty years, Walt and his family called the vine engulfed luxury palace home for twenty years. He had the four-bedroom home built on the heels of successful ventures like Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony Cartoons in 1932. Complete with a cobblestone motor court and a turret, the home looks like it was hand drawn directly from a Disney production. This is suitable considering Walt lived here while “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Cinderella”, and “Pinocchio” were all created. Located about five miles from the amazing dining and shopping options of Los Angeles, the home really feels like a historical place, according to the current owner Timur Bekmambetov.

Bekmambetov shared with the Wall Street Journal that although the home is not for sale, he is renting the residence for a whopping $40,000 big ones! Not annually; that’s monthly! The 6,400-square-foot home was purchased by Timur in 2011 for $3.7 million dollars after he saw a listing connected to Walt Disney’s name. Bekmambetov apparently purchased the home “sight unseen.” Understandably, this is not the smartest way to buy a house, but based on the fact that the home has been called a “living museum,” and Timur undoubtedly will find a worthy tenant, we’d say he made the right choice. But at that price, it may take a bit, that is unless one of you is ready to cut him a check!

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!