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Patrick Swayze’s California Home Hits the Market With a $4.5 Million Price Tag

Patrick Swayze’s California Home Hits the Market With a $4.5 Million Price Tag

A little over 14 years after his death, the former California home of Dirty Dancing star Patrick Swayze is on the market for $4.5 million. 

According to Fox Business, Patrick Swayze’s former 3,500-square-foot home is located in the San Fernando Valley and was built in the 1940s. Swayze purchased the property in the ‘80s and had lived there up until his death in 2009.  “An indelible part of Hollywood history, this estate has numerous walking and hiking opportunities,” the listing reads. “Views of the ridgetop, and private, rustic quality of life a short distance from the best parts of Los Angeles.”

Among the amenities of the home include a glassed-in atrium that overlooks meadows and the property pool. The house also has covered patios as well as outdoor dining spaces and potential space for a gym or dance space. The property also comes with a pair of goats named  Cocoa and Caramel and a pair of ducks named Baby and Johnny, which were obviously named after Swayze’s role in Dirty Dancing. 

The property includes a guest cottage with a bath and a detached garage. An equestrian building also sits on the property. It has 11 horse stalls, two grooming stalls, a tack room, and a laundry room. There is a professional riding arena that is lit as well. 

Fox Business also reports that oil heiress Aileen Getty had purchased the property from Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, for $2.9 million in 2015. 

Lisa Niemi Opened Up About Her 34-Year Marriage to Patrick Swayze in 2022

Patrick Swayze’s former home going the market comes less than a year after the late actor’s widow Lisa Niemi spoke to Good Morning America about their 34-year marriage. The couple was married from 1975 up until his death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. 

“I love Patrick so deeply,” Niemi stated. “And it’s interesting because that hasn’t changed in finding new love.” 

Five years after Swayze’s death, Niemi remarried Albert DePrisco. Niemi revealed that her “widow fiends” encouraged the relationship by noting that love comes from the same well. “Just because you lose someone doesn’t mean love stops,” she noted. She also feels blessed to find DePrisco because they both still have a lot of love to give. “It’s wonderful to find someone to give it to.” 

Niemi went on to give a special message to the caregivers of those who are fighting pancreatic cancer currently. “The patient gets a lot of attention – and for good reason,” she explained. She also noted that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can help those helping patients. “Because it happens to everyone in the family. Pancreatic cancer is happening to everyone.”