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Inside Carrie Fisher & Mom Debbie Reynolds' Homes Where They Were Neighbors until They Passed a Day Apart

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jul 03, 2022
11:40 P.M.
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Carrie Fisher's trademark was Princess Leia Organa in the "Star Wars" films, but she was more than a legendary actress. Fisher was a loving daughter who shared an impenetrable relationship with her mom. Take a look at the houses the women lived in as neighbors until they died in 2016.

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Carrie Fisher was the daughter of Debbie Reynolds, a singer, actress, and businesswoman. Although Fisher took the cue from her mother and became a famous TV star as a child, she never liked having a celebrity mom.

In her book "Wishful Drinking," the author confessed that walking with her movie star mother felt complicated during her younger years in public.

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher host a CBS television special: All-Star Moms. Image dated April 20, 1997. The program originally broadcast on Friday, May 9, 1997, two days before Mothers Day. | Source: Getty Images

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher host a CBS television special: All-Star Moms. Image dated April 20, 1997. The program originally broadcast on Friday, May 9, 1997, two days before Mothers Day. | Source: Getty Images

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Fisher explained that fans often gush about her roles, complimenting the older actress during what was supposed to be a private time for mother and daughter.

Fisher hated the fame because it not only intruded in their intimate moments but also meant that she had to share her mother with the public.

Reynolds worked so hard, and it chipped into her time with her son, Todd. However, during rare occasions when she was home, Fisher and her brother loved being in her company.

Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher attend "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" Opening on September 19, 1989 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher attend "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" Opening on September 19, 1989 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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It did not matter whether she was getting dressed, applying makeup, or sleeping. The kids always found ways to stay close to their mother. While Fisher loved to sleep on the rug in the room, her brother curled up on the couch, and in the morning, they would sneakily leave the room.

When Fisher became an adult, she left her mother's home, but the "Star Wars" actress remained attached to the family's matriarch.

Todd Fisher, honoree Debbie Reynolds and actress Carrie Fisher pose in the press room at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Todd Fisher, honoree Debbie Reynolds and actress Carrie Fisher pose in the press room at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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During their final years, they became close again and lived as neighbors in Los Angeles for fifteen years. A hill separated the women's houses in the Cold-water Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills. While defining their bond, Fisher's comment was:

"I usually come to her. I always come to her."

Debbie Reynolds smiling. | Source: Getty Images

Debbie Reynolds smiling. | Source: Getty Images

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INSIDE CARRIE FISHER'S LUXURY HOME

Fisher purchased her estate in the star-studded area of Beverly Hills in 1993. The property was worth $13.75 million, and Spanish-themed architecture was spread on a portion of the 4,200 square feet of land.

The actress agreed that her estate, including a four-bedroom and four-bathroom house, possessed a superstar quality that preceded the actress.

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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Its original owner was Robert Armstrong, who starred in "King Kong." The following person to live in it was Bette Davis, before Edith Head, and that was when most of the rebuilding occurred.

Fisher confessed that she was attracted to the house because it embraced her furniture and wide range of properties, including Indian rugs, folk arts, enormous 1930s leather club chairs, and Biedermeier tables. The actress described it as a "playful house."

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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In reality, Fisher lived in her magical galaxy surrounded by incredible arts, which she once referred to as "scavenger hunting." The actress' bathroom was an ample space that welcomed wall hangings and a grand piano.

The entire space leading up to her creative room was warm and illuminated with fireplaces at different spots. The actress stored artworks from her childhood trips worldwide and her association with the iconic "Star Wars" films.

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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Fisher's creative room was a haven for her whenever she needed to write. The walls were painted pink and beige and possessed lights from the side lamps.

Colorful sofas were lying on printed rugs, while one side of the room was framed with a gigantic hand painting, among other miniature artworks.

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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The dining area looked like a disco house. It is a burst of colors from the windows, walls, ceiling, and different-sized chairs tucked under a brown wooden table.

Fisher's living room space displayed her love for collectibles, from table lamps to the large "ugly children" painting on the wall, the leather and cushion chairs, and the little statue of Yoda from "Star Wars" standing in front of a small center table.

The bedroom hosted eccentric colors, from the chairs to the decorations. There was an adorable and rare artwork of Fisher's "Star Wars" character and the Director's chair.

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Carrie Fisher's unique home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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ALL ABOUT DEBBIE REYNOLDS' HOME

Seven years after Fisher moved into the luxury estate, her mother bought her own home. It was a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home that cost about $1 million and faced her daughter's house.

Reynolds' front porch displayed a homely feeling and peaceful atmosphere with a series of white dainty-looking chairs lined up. Inside was a storehouse, including a room where Fisher's old bed was kept.

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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The older actress was particular about keeping old belongings. On one side of a room, she stored her old jewelry in a glass-themed frame. However, the accessories locked up in the glass house are visible to passers-by.

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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Reynold also created a raised platform next to her room wall where she preserved her children's childhood shoes in bronze.

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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Her living room space boasts musical instruments, including a piano, open-styled curtains on a large window, two chairs placed side by side at the fireplace, and some table decorations.

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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This was the exact way she left the house, but when it was listed on the market five years after her death, Reynolds' home went through some changes. The 1929-built house has a modified kitchen and bathroom, but the English yard has been preserved.

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

Inside Debby Reynolds' home. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America

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FISHER AND REYNOLDS'S DEATHS

Fisher and Reynolds maintained a close relationship. While they lived a stone's throw from each other's doorsteps, they also shared an intimate bond, not failing to check up on each other.

Sadly, all that changed in December 2016. Fisher was flying from London back home when she suffered a heart attack. She was rushed to the hospital, but four days later, she passed away.

Reynolds was devastated when she heard the tragic news. The singer was so in love with the season that she always kept a Christmas tree. This time she had planned the event for the year when news of her daughter's illness reached her.

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Actresses Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds arrive at the HBO premiere of "Wishful Drinking" held at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Actresses Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds arrive at the HBO premiere of "Wishful Drinking" held at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Fisher's mother thought they would spend the time together, but unfortunately, she received news of her daughter's death. A few hours later, she died from a stroke.

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Her son confessed that his mother missed Fisher greatly and had talked about being with her in her final moments. According to Todd:

"She said she really wanted to be with Carrie. In those precise words, and within 15 minutes from that conversation she faded out within 30 minutes; she technically was gone."

Debbie Reynolds at the American Comedy Awards on February 9, 1997, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Debbie Reynolds at the American Comedy Awards on February 9, 1997, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Fisher and Reynolds' bond was so great that she began and ended her life close to her mother. After their deaths, they were buried next to each other in an intimate funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Hollywood, with family and close friends in attendance.

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