A Beverly Hills home, where filmmaker and aviator Howard Hughes crash-landed in 1946, is asking $14.45 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Hughes was flying the XF-11, a reconnaissance aircraft commissioned by the U.S Air Force, on its maiden voyage, when he experienced engine problems mid-flight.
Unable to reach the Los Angeles Country Club for an emergency landing, the plane crashed into a group of houses (including the one currently for sale at 805 N. Linden) on North Linden Drive and Whittier Drive.
The right wing of the plane sliced through the upstairs bedroom, barely missing the occupants, who were the brother and sister-in-law of actress Rosemary DeCamp, according to the Los Angeles Times archives. Hughes was critically injured but survived.
The 6,500-square-foot renovated residence is situated on more than a third of an acre.
“Since the incredible Wallace Neff designed this stunning home in 1926, owners have been fortunate to own an exceptional property at the intersection of entertainment and distinctive design,” says Aaron Kirman, who holds the listing with Louis Evans of John Aaroe Group.
The exterior of the home preserves its Spanish Revival style with detailed wrought ironwork and a clay-tiled roof.
Inside the five-bedroom, five-bathroom estate, there is a marble-lined foyer, a living room with hand-painted cathedral ceilings, a formal dining room, a modern kitchen, and a billiard room.
On the second floor, the master suite, with an oversized walk-in closet, opens to a veranda overlooking the grounds.
Outside, a spacious patio surrounds a swimming pool with a spa and waterfall feature. There is also an outdoor dining area, a fire pit, and a barbecue.
The property was last sold for years ago for approximately $6.25 million, according to public records.
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