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For $43 Million, You Can Pick Up a Historic Bel-Air Mansion From a Media Heiress

The English Tudor-style residence dates back to the 1920s.

Thomson Reuters Heiress Estate Photo: Jim Bartsch

People may be slowly returning to major cities, but that hasn’t stopped Taylor Thomson from listing her Los Angeles digs for $43 million. The residence is one of the first properties ever built in Bel-Air, according to the listing, and sits on about one acre of land.

Thomson is the granddaughter of Roy Thomson, a British media mogul who at one point owned publications such as The Times and The Sunday Times. The family’s investment company owns 66 percent of Thomson Reuters; her net worth is about $9 billion, according to Bloomberg

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The dining room  Photo: Jim Bartsch

The home itself is an 8,799-square-foot residence, with eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. It was built in 1926 and designed by Gordon Kaufmann, whose most notable credit is the Hoover Dam. Kaufmann also worked on the nearby Hearst Estate, which sold for $47 million earlier this year.

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The kitchen  Photo: Jim Bartsch

Thomson renovated and restored the English Tudor–style home after purchasing it in 2001. As a result, many of the more coveted architectural and interior-design qualities remain, including beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace in the living room, a wood-paneled library and a kitchen with floor-to-ceiling tiles. The primary suite, meanwhile, has extensive walk-in closets.

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One of the bedrooms  Photo: Jim Bartsch

The property also has a separate two-story guest house for visiting friends and family. There’s a pool on the grounds and, according to The Wall Street JournalThomson added fruit and vegetable gardens to the property.

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One of the bathrooms  Photo: Jim Bartsch

Though the heiress is parting ways with this Los Angeles home, she’s not leaving the city altogether. In April she purchased a Palisades home from Vice Media cofounder Shane Smith. The $48.6 million she dropped on the place set a sales record for the tony neighborhood. Who knows, maybe she’ll end up with a similarly record-setting number for her own Bel-Air digs.

Check out more photos of Thomson’s historic home below:

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The guest house  Photo: Jim Bartsch

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The pool  Photo: Jim Bartsch

Thomson Reuters Heiress Estate

There are arched doorways throughout the home.  Photo: Jim Bartsch

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