With its rich history and opulent design, the Hearst Estate is a collector’s catch. Here, we take a look inside the breathtaking Beverly Hills property.
Legendary, iconic and for sale. Considered by many one of the most renowned homes in California, this Beverly Hills mega-mansion designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann has a storied past. Perched at the top of one of the city’s longest private driveways, the Hearst Estate is set on 3 ½ acres of private grounds with an Olympic-size pool, a tennis pavilion and ample space to live and entertain. “The Hearst Estate is anchored in American legend and is a one-of-a-kind home that is truly a spectacular property,” says listing agent Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates. “The residence has been enjoyed by many celebrities, making it a prized property for collectors of the finest architecture.” Formerly known as the Beverly House, the estate served as a residence for William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies; a honeymoon spot for Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy; and a backdrop to scenes of The Godfather. The property boasts an impressive 36,000 square feet, with a 29,000-square-foot main house featuring eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, two staff apartments and a two-story, five-bedroom gatehouse. Every inch of the interior exudes opulence, from a 22-foot arched hand-painted ceiling to a two-story, wood-paneled library. The indoor-outdoor entertaining areas accommodate up to 1,000 guests with unique spaces like an art deco nightclub. “This is a rare and prestigious opportunity to acquire one of the most iconic homes in L.A., which you rarely see come available,” adds Marguleas. The spectacular property—three blocks north of Sunset Boulevard— correlates to a life of luxury that can be yours for a cool $69.95 million. Listed by Anthony Marguleas, Amalfi Estates, amalfiestates.com; Gary Gold, Hilton & Hyland, hiltonhyland.com; and Zizi Pak and John Gould, Rodeo Realty, rodeore.com