DIANE KEATON isn’t looking for love – she’s looking for the next great property she can fix up and flip!
The 68-year-old star of “Annie Hall,” “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” “Father of the Bride” and “Baby Boom” said more than a dozen years ago that she was unlikely to find a long-term companion. And although she’s been romanced by some of Hollywood’s most eligible – Woody Allen, Warren Beatty and Al Pacino, to name a few – she’s never wed.
“Diane says she’s never been proposed to, despite the fact she’s had some pretty torrid love affairs,” noted a source. “And it’s not that she doesn’t want to get married, it’s just that she’s never found Mr. Right.” That didn’t stop her from starting a family, though. She has two adopted children, daughter Dexter, 18, and son Duke, 13.
And after flipping for men for years, she began flipping old homes that she’d restored.
“Diane loves purchasing historical properties,” explained the source. “She loves taking something old and redesigning it to inject new life rather than seeing it just sit and deteriorate.
“Although she’s known for her quirky way of dressing and wacky personality, she’s equally known in Hollywood circles for her fabulous taste and sense of design when it comes to restoring homes.
“In fact, she’s so good at it that her pals call her the Queen of Hollywood home flipping. She’s also been named a trustee for the National Trust Historic Preservation.”
Some of Diane’s biggest projects include the Samuel-Navarro House in Los Feliz, Calif., which was designed in 1928 by Lloyd Wright, son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and a Beverly Hills Spanish revival designed in 1926 by renowned California architect Wallace Neff.
Diane purchased her first “newer” home in the Pacific Palisades, hoping to use her vast knowledge of design to make the place even more fabulous.
“At this point in her life, Diane would rather spend time buying and selling houses than attending Hollywood parties and being squired around town by a man,” the source added. “She’s also found that, by doing something she loves, she can subsidize her acting career and keep the money rolling in.”