Los Angeles has no shortage of homes with fascinating connections to famous people. But one Beverly Hills estate in particular that recently hit the market (again – more on that later) for a whopping $ 89.75 million appears to be particularly well connected. Known as the Hearst Estate, this eight bedroom, 15 bathroom property was built in 1927 by architect Gordon Kaufman and was purchased by Marion Davies for her partner, William Randolph Hearst, in 1946. You will remember maybe these two are in the center. from the movie 2020 Mank, which shows them living at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, in the late 1930s.
When they moved to this house, where Hearst would live until his death in 1951, they took a ceiling fan, ceiling details and a fireplace with them from Hearst Castle, and these decorations still remain in the room. billiards of the domain today. Spanning 29,000 square feet, the property’s main house is packed with high-end amenities like a two-story library, Art Deco nightclub, screening room, two separate apartments for staff or guests, a five bedroom house. , an Olympic swimming pool and a tennis court.
These opulent features could explain why the house has attracted so many remarkable people over the years. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy spent their honeymoon at home. Years later scenes from hit movies The Godfather and The bodyguard were filmed at the scene. In 2019, Adele hosted her 31st birthday party here. And just last year Beyoncé filmed part of her groundbreaking visual album Black is king On the ground.
This is not the first time that the residence has been put up for sale. It was put on the market as part of a bankruptcy case and had been on the market and off the market before that. In 2016, it was listed for a staggering $ 195 million.
Originally appeared on Architectural Digest