Tom Selleck rose to international stardom after portraying private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I.. Although he made millions of dollars during the show’s 8-year running, he surprisingly bought a pretty modest 1,800-square-foot apartment in Los Angeles. Although the house has been a well kept secret over the years, we managed to take a peek inside. Come and check it out.
1. Stepping In
Upon entering the entrance hall, you'll find an eye-catching William and Mary chest of drawers. Everything from the hunting prints on the wall and the duck decoys on the drawers, right through to the polo mallets and riding boots, indicates that Tom is definitely an outdoorsy guy.
2. Living Room
This is perhaps the cosiest living room you’ve ever seen. A walnut pie crust table and a butler's tray table are tightly enclosed by large armchairs and sofas. Above the fireplace sits a 17th-century oil by Jan van de Cappelle, a famous Dutch marine painter.
3. Full Of Art Flavor
In one corner of the living room, a 19th-century plank-top table holds one of Selleck's favorite artworks, The Flag Bearer by Henry Jackson.
4. Office Area
Pinewood paneling and parquet floors are widely used throughout the house, creating a feeling of an "English gentleman's townhouse retreat." In one corner of the living room stands a large partners' desk, which functions as an office desk complete with a 19th-century Japanese bronze lamp.
5. Unique Study
Despite a modest appearance, the study still has its own standout features. Look closely and you’ll see that it contains several duck decoys and a Luigi Kasimir etching. Oh, did you notice the patterned carpet? It is in the Iranian style and is from Pashgian Brothers.
6. Live And Learn
The 1,800-square-foot apartment is not huge, so Tom had to make full use of the limited space. In the study, the large English partners' desk doubles up as a dining table, and the sofa pulls out to become a bed. As Tom said, "You get different feelings in different parts of a room, little surprises as you go along."
Yes, this is exactly the bedroom of the house. It has a quite different decorative style from the other rooms, but it looks much more spacious. The bed looks more comfortable than the one you’d find in a 5-star hotel, perfect for Tom to refresh himself after a hard day's shooting.
8. Real Home In 'Magnum P.I.'
Tom Selleck has always kept a low profile in spending his money. And it may surprise you that it was actually in his own house that his popular television series "Magnum P.I." was filmed. Does it ring a bell about what his home looks like?
9. Personal Touches
Selleck acquired the 4,874-square-foot, fee-simple Black Point property in 1981 for $700,000 but has extensively renovated the property to suit his personal lifestyle.
10. Perfect Location
The wood-frame residence was built in 1929, overlooking the Kahala coast. It includes a two-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom guest cottage.
11. Relaxing Vibe Everywhere
Besides that, it also boasts a private theater room which is complete with reel-to-reel film projectors and a Dolby surround sound system as well as a non-chlorinated dipping pool and an open deck with a hot tub.
12. Listed On The Market
Though Tom Selleck is said to be emotionally tied to home, he finally decided to sell it for $2.7 million due to his busy acting schedule.
13. Where Is Tom Selleck Living Now
Aside from his Los Angeles apartment and his Oahu home, Tom also owns a number of other properties. One of them is a big ranch house in Ventura County, California, where Tom and his wife Jillie Mack are living a quiet country life. The house sits on 65 acres of land, which has a 20-acre avocado farm. From fixing roads to clearing brush, Tom loves to manage the farm himself.