Best Seller? Jackie Collins Estate Is on the Market For $30M in Beverly Hills

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As a writer of 32 novels over her illustrious career, the late Jackie Collins obviously had an eye for detail. And she applied that same precision to the construction of her 21,784-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion.

Now on the market for $30 million, the eight-bedroom home includes five writing desks used by the author whose works included "Hollywood Wives," which became a television mini-series in 1985.

The home has a two-story gallery entrance with a dramatic staircase, a 100-foot art gallery connecting to a guest apartment, a gym, a screening room, and a chef's kitchen with three islands.

Its master suite includes a living room, an office, his-and-her baths, massive walk-in closets and balconies with views of the Hollywood Hills.

Collins did most of her writing in two of the home's studies, one off her bedroom and the other next to the gym, she told the Wall Street Journal in 2014.

"My house in Beverly Hills was inspired by a David Hockney painting," Collins told the WSJ. "In 1989, my husband, Oscar [Lerman], and I visited an art gallery in London, where we saw Mr. Hockney's 'A Bigger Splash.' I couldn't take my eyes off the pool and fell in love with the clean lines, suspended splash and overall tranquillity. Within days, I was sketching a design for a new home that wrapped around a pool based on the one in the painting."

The home was completed in 1992.

Collins, the younger sister of actress Joan Collins, died from breast cancer in September 2015 at age 77.