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‘Cast Away’ Producer Seeks $10.5 Million For Modern Beverly Hills Masterpiece

Jack Rapke, the film producer behind such box-office hits as Cast Away, The Polar Express and What Lies Beneath, is listing his home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $10.5 million.

Rapke, who in 1997 co-founded production company ImageMovers with director Robert Zemeckis, purchased the 8,100-square-foot architectural estate in 2004 for $5.75 million, according to property records.

The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was designed by William Hefner, the noted architect responsible for some of Southern California’s most distinctive homes of the last two decades.

Large, muntin-less windows, concrete walls and sleek picture rail trim make for a modern feel that continues outside along the three-story structure’s contemporary exterior. An open floor plan on the main floor allows for a seamless transition between the family room, dining area and living space.

The primary suite includes a spa bathroom, sitting room and a private terrace that, along with the property’s other outdoor spaces, features views of the cityscape just beyond the hillside setting.

The home’s lowest level incorporates a screening room and gym. A second kitchen is situated for easy poolside entertaining.

The cul-de-sac property wraps around an inner courtyard that houses a Koi pond, and at the back edge of the estate is an L-shaped swimming pool.

During his tenure, Rapke implemented updates to the chef’s kitchen and added a glass garage door.

The longtime film and television producer’s most recent projects includes The Witches and Finch. He is reportedly working as an executive producer on the upcoming animated Pinocchio, set to release in September 2022.

Jack Friedkin and Leonard Rabinowitz of Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland hold the listing.

Story courtesy of Forbes

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