A superlative estate of impeccable design and magnificent detail, this prime Samuel Goldwyn estate in Beverly Hills represents the epitome of cordial grace and distinguished heritage. A nearly two-acre enclave surrounded by gorgeous landscaping on a quiet cul-de-sac just behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, it is designed with unique attention to formal beauty, majestic vistas, and personal comforts. Built in the 1930s and the private domain of Hollywood’s most famous family for two generations, this outstanding home speaks of privileged traditions and glittering entertainment, intimate soirees, and lavish celebrations. From the grand gated motor court and stately galleria entrance, the estate is both generous in size and perfectly scaled. The floor plan is ideal. The resplendent formal dining room is lined with French doors leading out to a trellis-covered brick patio and tranquil gardens beyond. Whispers of glamour still enliven the paneled, 35-millimeter screening room and library. The kitchen will satisfy the most demanding cook and prove ideal for both casual family meals and luxurious entertaining. Ascend the elegant, curved staircase to a spectacular master suite with a veranda overlooking the sparkling city lights below. On this level are three additional bedrooms as well as a gym, an eating area, a kitchenette, and a laundry room. There is a guest suite with a private entrance on the home’s main level, as well as a large, private guest apartment above the garage. Beyond the house itself, the grounds are expansive and beautifully park-like, with mature trees, manicured grassy lawns, and a fragrant rose garden. The secluded pool is surrounded by a spacious deck and patio, nearby a private pool house. Through shaded glades, follow the curving footpath to the sunken, lighted championship tennis court. A noble estate in an incomparable location, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it can be yours for $32,000,000.
The “Beverly House” is sited on approximately 3.7 flat acres atop a private knoll just three blocks from Sunset Boulevard. With original landscaping by Paul Thiene, the home awaits behind entrance gates, which are adjacent to a two-story gate house and open to a long private driveway ascending one of the city’s longest private drives to a courtyard fountain. Architect Gordon Kaufmann was commissioned by one of Los Angeles’ most important families to create his legendary masterpiece. Built of terra-cotta stucco, the H-shaped residence exhibits a perfect combination of Spanish and Italian style, with intricately-carved ceilings, paneled walls, French doors, balconies, arched ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook the famous cascading waterfalls to the pool and the Venetian columns beyond the pool house. The Beverly House was built by banking executive Milton Getz. Marion Davies bought the property in 1946 for William Randolph Hearst, the historical figure and most powerful publishing magnate of the 20th century. The main level includes a 50-foot entry hall with loggia, a living room with 22-foot-high arched and detailed ceilings, and the famed library with hand-carved woodwork and staircase leading to a second-story, wrap-around balcony and bookshelves. The billiard room contains herringbone parquet floors and a massive carved stone fireplace mantle from San Simeon. 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-style 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 include a commercial kitchen, owner’s and staff offices, outside staff accommodations, a lighted tennis court, an indoor bar, a media center, a guest house above the eight-car garage, a separate security cottage, a separate two-bedroom apartment, and a two-story gate lodge with kitchenette and four bedrooms. In addition to hosting John and Jacqueline Kennedy during their honeymoon, Beverly House also played a character in the classic movies The Godfather and The Bodyguard. The Beverly house is priced at $135,000,000.
Located five miles north of the town of Los Olivos, “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” formerly known as “Neverland Ranch,” is the ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approximately 2,698 acres. The main residence of approximately 12,598 square feet offers six bedrooms, including a large first-floor master suite with a private loft and two master baths. The home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy-style and meticulously crafted to perfection in 1982. The home is nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, incredible pastoral views to the south, and majestic mountain views to the north. An expansive covered outdoor barbecue area is perfect for entertaining and is located adjacent to the pool, nearby pool house, and tennis court. There are multiple structures on the property, including three separate guest homes, a 5,500-square-foot movie theater with stage, several barns, animal shelter facilities, corrals, and a maintenance shop. This famous estate is currently available for $100,000,000.