The LA mansion used by John and Jacqueline Kennedy on their honeymoon has been put up for sale and can be all yours for only $95 Million.
Located above the Beverly Hills Hotel, the home is owned by attorney and investor Leonard M. Ross, who filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010.
The Legendary Beverly House is a 29-bedroom property nestled in the middle of the world famous 90210 zip code, on approximately 3.7 flat acres atop a private knoll and just 3 blocks from Sunset Boulevard.
It is regarded as one of American‘s finest homes as well as one of the costliest with estate agents Hilton Hyland asking for $95 million.
Alongside playing host to a newlywed President in 1953, the pair later returned when the mansion was used as the West Coast campaign headquarters for Kennedy’s presidential campaign.
Beverly House was also used for a number of scenes in “The Godfather” including the infamous “horse’s head” moment and ”The Bodyguard.”
The Hearst Mansion shouldn’t be confused with Hearst Castle of Sunset Boulevard, located a little farther north along the coast.
The original landscaping by Paul Thiene, entrance gates adjacent a two-story gate house open to a long private driveway ascending one of the city’s longest private drives to a courtyard fountain.
Boasting 70,000 sq ft of interior space, the airy mansion includes a 50-foot entry hall with loggia, living room with 22-foot high arched ceilings, and a library.
It has a total of 29 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, night club, cinema and a billiards room contains herringbone parquet floors and a massive carved stone fireplace mantle from San Simeon.
The house was built in 1925 by English born architect Gordon Kaufman, the man best known for his work on the Hoover Dam.
The Beverly House was built by banking executive Milton Getz.
Actress Marion Davies bought the property in 1946 for publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst Sr., the inspiration for the main character in “Citizen Kane.” Who moved there from San Simeon. Marion, his ‘mistress’ paid just $120,000 for the mansion. Hearst lived at Beverly House where he spent the remainder of his life.
Built out of terra-cotta stucco, the H-shaped residence combines Spanish and Italian style. It has intricately carved ceilings and paneled walls, French doors, balconies, arched ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook cascading waterfalls to the pool and the Venetian columns beyond the pool house.
There is also a formal dining room, breakfast room, and family room with outdoor terrace accommodating up to 400 for sit-down dining.A garden level contains an art-deco night club, wine cellar, and one of two projection rooms in the residence. Another level contains spa facilities with a gym and massage room.
The second story contains double masters, guest suites and staff accommodations. Additional features of Beverly House include a commercial kitchen, owner’s and staff offices, outside staff accommodations, lighted tennis court with indoor bar and media center, guest house above eight car garage, separate security cottage, separate two bedroom apartment and two story gate lodge with kitchenette and four bedrooms.
In 2007, the estate’s current owner, Leonard M. Ross (purchased in 1976) put the home on the market for $165 million, then took it off the market in 2008 when no one showed up with the trainload of cash needed to buy it. If a buyer materializes, he or she will have some notable neighbors, including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.
Jeff Hyland, after study at Cornell University and a degree in Business Administration from the United States International University, decided in his early 20s, apropos nothing, to devote his professional life to real estate. “One morning I woke up and it was almost as if an alarm clock had gone off in my head,” he says. “I simply understood real estate would be my passion.”
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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