Al Pacino’s LA rental home of 15 years may be demolished

The Beverly Hills rental that film legend Al Pacino has been living in for the last 15 years has hit the market for $16 million — and it is expected to be demolished once the owner finds a buyer, The Post can report. 

Previously owned by the late potboiler novelist Jackie Collins — of “The Stud” and “The Bitch” fame — the California home was sold to real estate developer Ben Nehmadi in 2016 for $9 million. The home was not on the market at the time and the sale was done in an off-market deal.

“The Godfather” icon, 81, has been renting the six-bedroom, five-bathroom estate since 2006. 

At the same time, Nehmadi also purchased the house next door to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner for $21 million — which Collins also owned and used as her primary residence up until her death, at 77, in 2015 following a long battle with breast cancer. 

Pacino continues to live in the residence six years after her passing, apparently in a negotiated deal with Nehmadi. Reps for Pacino and Nehmadi did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.

While the listing remains active, photos of the home are scarce. Real estate agent Richard Meslan of Hilton and Hyland, who represents the property, told The Post that is intentional. 

“The house is occupied with a tenant and he requires privacy,” Meslan said. “Whoever would purchase the property would most likely tear it down and build a new house.” 

Meslan continued, “The reason someone would want to tear it down and rebuild is that the house is dated (it is in its original condition) and for the amount of land it has, someone would want to build a 10-15,000 square feet house on the property. The current house is 5,200 square feet.”

The back side of the 30,000 square-feet property Al Pacino is currently renting.
The back side of the 30,000-square-foot property Al Pacino is renting.
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An aerial view of the home.
An aerial view of the home.
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Built in 1922, the property was listed last summer for $17 million, but without any offers it was briefly taken off the market and returned with a price reduction. Exterior features of the home include a pool and tennis court. 

The listing suggests: “Bring your architect or contractor to either create and build a new home or do a major remodel to create your dream Tennis Court Estate on over a 30,000 square feet lot.” 

Nehmadi has already torn down and begun remodeling the house next door. 

“He plans on moving [next door where Collins lived] when the remodel is complete,” Meslan explained. 

“Heat” and “Scent of a Woman” star Pacino, a native New Yorker, sold most of his properties in the last decade. 

In 2010, Pacino unloaded one of his homes in Palisades, New York, for $580,000.

Three years later, he sold the guesthouse of his other Palisades property for $3.3 million, property records show.

The main house on the property remains under his ownership.