Oscar Winning Homes ~ Elizabeth Taylor

February 24, 2016

By Tab Byrum

During her career Elizabeth Taylor was considered the Queen of Hollywood and the world of motion pictures, during her life she had 7 different husbands and 8 marriages (Richard Burton twice) and several beautiful homes, but the one she settled in and lived in up until the end of her life in 2011 was located at 700 Nimes Road in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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In 2010 photographer Catherine Opie began photographing and documenting Taylor’s home, sadly the legendary actress passed away while Opie was still working in her home. Today you can see the photographs and images of the house in Opie’s book 700 Nimes Road, in the book, there are 129 images that give us a look into the private world of an incredible actress and wonderful humanitarian.

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Taylor took home two Oscars over the years, one for “BUtterfield 8” in 1960 and another for 1966’s “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” In addition, to collecting awards and husbands, Elizabeth Taylor was known for her jewelry and that’s seen in this book as well. Today we are taking a look inside the home of Elizabeth Taylor through the camera lens of Catherine Opie and seeing the glamor didn’t stop at the screen but carried into her personal life, Enjoy!!!

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One of the living areas inside 700 Nimes Road.

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In the center left  bookcase you can see Taylor’s awards including two Oscars she won for performing and the Humanitarian award she was given in 1992 by the Academy. 

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Throughout the house, you can see that blue is obviously one of Taylor’s favorite colors, most evident here in her bedroom. 

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Taylor’s large and spacious closet also houses her own little beauty salon with a chair and shampoo bowl, everybody’s dream. 

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Here you can see some of the gorgeous collection of jewels that Elizabeth Taylor amassed over the years. (le sigh)

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This is the famous Krupp Diamond, given to Taylor by husband Richard Burton in 1968. 

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Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

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Images are courtesy of
Pinterest, Catherine Opie
and House Beautiful.

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