One of the most historic homes in California, the Hearst Mansion, is up for sale. The mansion is back on the market at a reduced price of $89.75 million compared to its 2016 price of $185 million.
Located right in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Hearst Mansion has lots of history to its name, ranging from movie scenes in the legendary movie The Godfather to where Whitney Houston’s character lived in The Bodyguard. Even the great Beyonce couldn’t leave the historic mansion alone as she filmed part of her visual album Black is King there.
Let’s head back in time, shall we? The iconic house story started in 1927 when Gordon Kaufmann designed it, the architect who designed the Hoover Dam and many iconic structures.
In 1946, the girlfriend, Marion Davies, of the publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, purchased it for him as a gift. The couple lived there until William died in 1951.
However, the mansion became the favorite of the Kennedy family. John and Jackie spent part of the honeymoon there in 1953. Even later became JFK’s 1960 Presidential campaign West Coast regional election headquarters.
Let’s Take a Peek Inside The Historic Hearst Mansion
Famous for its iconic H-form architecture, its long colonnades, large balconies, arched floor-to-ceiling windows, and spaciousness.
The Hearst Mansion has so much space that it houses a two-story library with hand-carved paneling and a wraparound walkway.
Also, its living room has a 22-foot high, hand-painted arched ceiling. And a billiards room with herringbone parquet floors and an intricately designed ceiling and carved fireplace.
Furthermore, the Hearst Mansion has a staggering 82 feet main-level hallway to match the 32-foot billiard room, which is open to the main hallway for a total of 114 feet visible upon walking into the entry. Also, the grand upstairs hallway is more than 102 feet long, features a 40-foot wide. And a 9-foot-tall Dennis Abbe mural commissioned by Hugh Hefner.
On entering the mansion, the gardens will welcome you, designed by landscape architect Paul Thiene. The gardens feature cascading waterfalls to the pool.
The Historic Hearst Mansion listing agents are Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates in Los Angeles, Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills, and Zizi Pak of Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills.