Beverly Hills has long been synonymous with the rich and famous, and many homes in the famous neighborhood have had multiple actors, athletes, musicians, and socialites as residents. This mega-estate, which is currently being sold for $85 million, is no different.
The 32,000-square-foot compound found at 2727 Benedict Canyon Drive was once home to both Cher and Eddie Murphy.
Expansive and fenced in, this 16-acre-property houses a 20,000-square-foot main house, a 7,000-square-foot guesthouse, an equestrian barn, five stables, a couple of horse rings, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
The main residence is in the process of a renovation and will have to be completed once the new owners take hold of the property. Both the kitchen and bathroom areas are as of yet unfinished.
The four-bedroom, two-kitchen guesthouse––which at one time had been used as a main residence, as a result of the actual main house having been under renovation––has six bathrooms, a dining room, and a spa with a Jacuzzi, as well as two fireplaces, a dry sauna, and a patio with views of the lawns.
With 11 bedrooms altogether, this compound has more than enough space to comfortably entertain overnight guests. Other features include include Moroccan tiles, wooden doors that were carved by hand, and coffered ceilings.
The current owner is the wife of a late real estate developer named Raul Walters. Originally, when Walters and his wife purchased the estate in the 1990s, it was without the stables, the riding rings, the hiking and riding trails, the guest/staff houses, and the tennis court. However, following the purchase of the home, the four parcels of land that had surrounded the home at the time were also purchased, and the additional land was used to extend the estate.
Aaron Kirman, president of Aaroe Estates, is the listing agent.
Images courtesy of John Aaroe Group.