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Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills mansion hits the market (PHOTOS)

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Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

Wolfgang Puck, one of the original celebrity chefs, just listed his Beverly HIlls mansion for $8.5 million. Take a look inside this gorgeous beauty and get a peek at the kitchen of a man who revolutionized California cuisine.

Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

So, the address is none of our business apparently because Trulia isn't disclosing it to riffraff like us, but there's no question this 6,025-square-foot ritzy piece of real estate sits in the poshest of Beverly Hills enclaves with its highest-of-brow zip code, 90210.

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Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

Check out those beamed ceilings. The house has five bedrooms, plenty of guest rooms, because who wants to drive home after chowing down at Wolfgang's house? There are also a modest 6-and-a-half bathrooms (which means a lot of mirrors to Windex). But the man who started Spago more than 30 years ago and still sits at the top of the worldwide restaurant heap probably has plenty of help.

Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

The listing for the home calls it a "classic, private and chic Mediterranean Villa." The home also dazzles you with a "Grand 2-story entry with sweeping wrought iron stairway."

Here's the sitting area just off the kitchen. Which brings us to the main event, Wolfgang Puck's kitchen!

Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

The white cabinetry and rich, dark wood floors give an air of sophistication to this decidedly Californian home, with a nod to the state's Mission style of yesterday with a touch of cool, modern class. How lucky to get to be one of the Puck household's guests and have a front-row bar seat to watch Wolfgang cook. Can you smell the wood-fired pizzas right now?

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Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

Look at those beautiful marble counter tops, the perfect surface for rolling out dough and chopping fresh Cali veggies for days. The gorgeous gas range, designed for sturdy work, is softened by the delicate carving in the cabinetry. And the window seat looks like a cozy place to sip wine and flip through a cookbook while waiting on something to bake to a golden crisp. Anyone else feeling a little peckish?

Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

Once your snack is ready, go on and take it out on the beautiful patio that again infuses a touch of heavy Mission-style ironwork in the light fixtures, but then lightens the look with wicker chairs that play beautifully off the natural, sisal rug just inside. And again, the house opens up wide to let those cool coastal California breezes blow through. Indoor-outdoor living at its most gorgeous.

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Famed celebrity chef selling his Beverly Hills home for a cool $8.5 million — take a peek inside

And on those particularly toasty, sunny days, this beauty has a pool fit for celebutante sunbathing. We're particularly loving those teak tables between the chaise loungers that look perfectly equipped to hold heaping helpings of deliciousness while you bask in the rays.

Not a bad deal for $8.5 million, don't cha think? But you're going to need a hefty Windex budget, for sure. Wonder where Wolfgang will go next? Can't imagine any house could top this charmer tucked in the Hills of Beverly.

All images: From listings on Trulia

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