Beverly Hills’ iconic “Samuel Goldwyn Estate,” owned by Taylor Swift, will become a Local Historic Landmark, according to Mansion Global.
On January 11, the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission voted, with a nudge from Swift, in favor of the designation. The pop princess purchased the home for $25 million in 2015.
The Samuel Goldwyn Estate, built in 1934 by legendary movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, had been owned by the Goldwyn family for more than 80 years, according to a property report from the Heritage Commission.
According to IMDb, Goldwyn cofounded Goldwyn Pictures, which later merged into Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), known by its trademark roaring lion seen in the intro credits. Among Goldwyn’s most successful movies are “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “Porgy And Bess.” His son Samuel Goldwyn Jr. inherited the residence, which Swift bought following his death in 2015.
Situated on 2 acres with expansive manicured lawns, the seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom, nearly 11,000-square-foot mansion was designed by architect Douglas Honnald, according to the original listing.
Through the glamorous galleria entrance, a lavish dining room lined with French doors leads out to a trellis-covered brick patio with gardens. There is a 35-millimeter screening room and library. An elegant staircase curves up to a master suite with a veranda that overlooks the city. On the main level, there is a guest suite with a private entrance, and above the garage is a two-room guest apartment.
Outside, the secluded pool is surrounded with a deck and patio that connects to a private pool house with a kitchenette. A curving path leads to a champion-size tennis court.
The home at 1200 Laurel Lane has been listed on and off the market since 2008, with an original price tag of $39 million.
Beverly Hills’ City Council will vote to finalize the decision at an upcoming, yet-to-be-scheduled, meeting.
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