Harry Warner Estate: Historical Luxury Living | Joyce Rey

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Hollywood History, Luxury Living

 There are very few cities in the world that offer luxury home buyers the opportunity to purchase a property once owned by a movie industry legend. Los Angeles is the home of Hollywood and the center of the American entertainment industry, and has a wide range of beautiful homes that are a part of the city’s rich history.The Warner Estate in Beverly Hills is a perfect example of a home that combines Hollywood history with luxury living.

The property’s one-time owner, Harry Warner, wasn’t a film star. However, his role in the early days of the motion picture business made him one of the most important men in the industry Along with his three brothers he founded the major studio Warner Bros. Pictures and helped put Hollywood on the map as the undisputed center of the movie industry.

With all this wealth and success, Warner acquired many properties in Los Angeles and beyond. The North Rexford Drive estate is located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Beverly Hills. Set on a street to street lot north of the famed Sunset Boulevard, the property boasts classic architecture, well-manicured landscaping, and esteemed significance in Hollywood history. Stars such as Marilyn Monroe spent time living in this home.

Classic Design Meets Modern Luxury

Built on a large 1.25-acre lot in 1923 during Warner’s rise to the top of the film industry, the Harry Warner Estate is exemplary of classic Beverly Hills luxury living. The main residence and guest house were built using traditional materials in a classic French Country style. This classic architectural style gives the property an old-world charm that stands out from most of its neighbors. Despite the old-world appearance of this home, it’s filled with state-of-the-art technology and luxury.

The home features a private entertainment room – a must-have for any luxury Hollywood home. It features custom leather seating inspired by the chairs found on the Warner Bros. Studios lot, a drop-down screen and a projector. Other modern conveniences such as a security system and professional kitchen appliances are tastefully designed and arranged to preserve the integrity of the historic architecture.

Traditional materials such as hand-hewn beams and hand-painted tiles provide a homey warmth that pairs well with its modern comforts. Between the main residence and the guest house, the Harry Warner Estate has 13,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms, and nine bathrooms. Other rooms include the grand public room with hand-carved wood panels, a step-down living room, a family room with a wet bar, and a large master suite with vaulted and wood-beamed ceilings.

Ideal for Entertaining

Whether you’re screening a movie or hosting casual Sunday brunch, this Beverly Hills luxury property is made for hosting. Its private location on a quiet road off Beverly Drive is secluded by landscaping that’s lushly arranged and has been meticulously maintained. These qualities make it ideal for hosting Hollywood society soirees.

The property boasts plenty of parking for any event. It includes a three-car garage and a carport, while the grounds provide parking for up to 20 additional cars. For large dinner parties, the spacious professional chef’s kitchen is well-equipped for the task.

It’s furnished with state-of-the-art professional-grade appliances including a Dacor oven, an attractive and spacious Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a Wolf six-burner stove. The home’s formal dining room accommodates 12 dinner guests. And while your guests wait for the meal, they can pass the time in the home’s billiard lounge.

Plenty of Guest Space 

At the Harry Warner Estate, there’s ample space for long-term guests, allowing them to feel at home. Attached to the north wing of the main residence is an in-law’s apartment, which includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and full bathroom.

Further north on the property is the guest house, which offers additional comforts for long-term guests. Stars such as Marilyn Monroe and others called the guest house home in the early days of Hollywood, giving it an important place in industry lore. This structure includes a living room, kitchenette, bedroom, two bathrooms, and a bar.

Well-Manicured Outdoor Space

The property takes full advantage of the beautiful year-round weather of Southern California. At the rear of the property, across its magnificent, sprawling green lawn is a beautiful tennis court. Nothing sharpens your game like a home court to practice on.

No Beverly Hills luxury home is complete without a pool area and the Warner Estate delivers. Unlike a typical pool, this one features a rock lagoon-inspired design and waterfalls, which add a natural appearance to the back yard.

The estate is designed so that the main residence and guest house wrap around much of the property, providing privacy and seclusion to the rear outdoor areas. The rest of the property line is well-concealed with thick groves of centuries-old deciduous trees, which complement the home’s old-world Tudor style.

Interested in owning a piece of Hollywood History? Contact Joyce Rey today to learn more!

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