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As one of Beverly Hills’ most famous luxury properties, the Beverly House is currently listed on the market for a purchase price of $115 million, or for rent for $600,000 per month. With 29 bedrooms and 40 bathrooms, the massive estate was designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1926 for banking executive Milton Getz.
Situated on 3.7 acres of land atop a private knoll three blocks from Sunset Boulevard, the legendary Beverly House has been home to a long list of high profile individuals, including actress Marion Davies, who purchased the home for William Randolph Hearst in 1946, and John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bouvier who honeymooned at the home. The property was also featured in classic movies such as The Godfather and The Bodyguard.
According to Hilton & Hyland, the home features original landscaping by Paul Thiene and entrance gates that and open to a long private driveway ascending one of Los Angeles’ longest private drives. Made of terra-cotta stucco, the H-shaped home features a combination of Spanish and Italian style and includes intricately carved ceilings and paneled walls, French doors, balconies, arched ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking cascading waterfalls, the pool, and Venetian columns beyond the pool house.
The Beverly House features a 50-foot entry hall on the main level, a living room with 22-foot high arched and detailed ceilings, and a library with hand-carved woodwork and staircase leading to a second story wrap-around balcony and bookshelves. There is also a billiard room, spa, double masters, guest suites, staff accommodations, commercial kitchen, owner’s and staff office, lighted tennis court with indoor bar and media center, an eight-car garage, security cottage, a formal dining room, breakfast room, family room with outdoor terrace accommodating up to 400 for sit-down dining, a garden level with an art-deco night club, wine cellar and two projection rooms.
The last owner was Leonard M. Ross, who has done significant restorations, renovations and expansions since he purchase the property in the 1970s, according to LA Curbed.