Actor Anthony Hopkins has started repairing his Malibu mansion after it remained unscathed by last year’s huge wildfires.
The $5 million beach house miraculously survived the Woosley Fire. The aerial pictures posted online showed that his neighbor’s home had been completely damaged by the flames.
The fire killed three people, burned more than 98,000 acres in November, left the cliff’s soil exposed, and burned Hopkins’ backyard greenery.
Months later, torrential downpours, the severest in 40 years, turned the exposed soil to mud and caused massive soil erosion, damaging more homes and putting others in danger.
Photos showed that the erosion eventually put the actor’s and his neighbor’s homes dangerously close to falling off the cliff.
Since the repairs started, the actor’s home has been covered in blue tarpaulins, scaffolding, and netting. These suggest that the home may have suffered minor damages from the fire.
Hopkins originally purchased the lavish home in 2001, and his neighbor’s home used to be an all-white modern mansion.
The actor is not the only star to suffer damages from the Woosley Fire. Singer Miley Cyrus and ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s $2.5 million Malibu mansion was also destroyed, and the couple shared photos of their home’s charred remains. What was left of their home was a sign that read ‘Love.’
Cyrus posted on her Instagram page that she, their pets, and husband were safe and that was all that mattered.
Singer Robin Thicke, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Basinger also lost their homes.
Almost 30,000 people had to evacuate their homes, and 1,600 residences were damaged and burned.