JACK'S RAZING THE ROOF

Published on: August 17, 2006
JACK'S RAZING THE ROOF

JACK NICHOLSON is getting ready to demolish the former home of longtime friend Marlon Brando. Jack, who lives nearby, bought the house at 12900 Mulholland Drive for nearly $6.5 million shortly after the legendary "Godfather" actor's death in 2004 to protect his privacy and preserve Brando's memory.

Marlon named the house that sat on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles "Frangipani," after the flowers beloved by Buddhists. Nicholson plans to plant frangipani trees over the plot after the house is razed.

The home is reportedly filled with mold and is in poor condition, and Jack, 69, has been advised that a demolition would be a better choice than renovating the structure.