Eric Schmidt Buys Gregory Peck's Former Holmby Hills Estate

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Google's executive chairman shells out $22 million for the French chateau-style home.

Rarely has Mapleton Drive see this much home-trading action: A sprawling spec house with a fully functioning operating room has reportedly just sold.

In January 2014, Ellen DeGeneres laid down $40 million for the famed A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House, and now, Google exec Eric Schmidt has just paid $22 million for a home that was owned by Gregory Peck’s family for almost a decade, reports Curbed.

Peck’s widow Veronique purchased the 9,000-square-foot house in 2004 for $14.135 million.

Built in 1932, the chateau-style spread sits on 1.3 acres, near neighbors like Casey Kasem, DeGeneres and Hugh Hefner. The property has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, park-like grounds, an elevator, dual maids rooms and abundant patio space.

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