You might recognize it from two famous films.
In the swanky California enclave of Beverly Hills, it takes a whole lot for one home to trump another. But if you’re the type that’s enamored of Hollywood glitz, this home’s star-studded past could very well make it the brightest on the block.
Built in the 1920s for a wealthy banker, the Beverly House is one of California’s most famous estates. According to Top Ten Real Estate Deals, its most notable owner was publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, who lived in the 19-bedroom home with actress Marion Davies. Throughout its lifetime, the Beverly House has racked up many claims to fame, including hosting JFK and Jackie Kennedy for their honeymoon after their 1953 nuptials. (JFK would later use the mansion as his West Coast election headquarters in 1960.)
You might also recognize the house from its time on the big screen: In The Godfather, it provided the setting for the infamous horse head scene, and in The Bodyguard, it played the lavish pad of Whitney Houston’s character.
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It’s easy to see why the 55,000-square-foot home would be an eye-catcher for the glitterati. Known for its signature H-form architecture, the mansion is characterized by its long colonnades, wide balconies, and arched floor-to-ceiling windows. Throughout the mansion, ornate details abound, from hand-painted barrel-vaulted ceilings to carved wood fireplaces.
In addition to its 19 bedrooms and 29 baths, the house comes with a stunning two-story library, state-of-the-art spa, a billiards room with herringbone parquet floors, and two theater/screening rooms. Elsewhere on the private three and a half acres, the property includes a near Olympic-size swimming pool, lighted tennis court, and terraces to accommodate 400 of your closest friends.
While the $135 million price tag is steep, it’s a deep discount from its asking price back in 2016 ($195 million). So, it’d be wise to snatch up this piece of American history fast. See more photos below: