While some people dream of becoming a living legend, LuxeGetaways has discovered the unique opportunity to live IN a legend, which is offered by The Agency. As the former estate of world-renowned newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst and famed actress, Marion Davies, The Beverly House in Beverly Hills is now available for purchase. The Beverly House is an American legend, well-known for its memorable scenes in the movies The Godfather and The Bodyguard and for serving as both a destination on Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy’s honeymoon and the West Coast Presidential Election Headquarters for JFK.

Designed by Gordon Kaufmann, the famed architect behind the Hoover Dam and some of the most important estates in the Beverly Hills area, The Beverly House stands as an emblem of Hollywood’s Golden Era. The estate is famed for its H-form architecture, characterized by long colonnades, wide balconies, arched floor-to-ceiling windows, and its spaciousness: a stunning two-story library with hand-carved paneling and a wraparound walkway; a formal living room with its 22-foot-high, hand-painted, arched ceiling; a state-of-the-art spa; and a billiards room with herringbone parquet floors and an intricately designed ceiling and carved fireplace, both from the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. A substantial addition was made in the 1990s, expanding the size of the building as seen in The Godfather. The gardens, designed by landscape architect Paul Thiene, include cascading waterfalls to the pool as well as impressive, mature, trees.

Located only three blocks from Sunset Boulevard and the Beverly Hills Hotel, The Beverly House features 19+ bedrooms and suites, a near Olympic-size swimming pool, lighted tennis court, two projection/screening rooms, a commercial grade kitchen, terraces to accommodate 400 or more guests for a seated dinner and grounds to accommodate more than 1,000 people.

Together with the adjacent property, The Beverly House Compound is in excess of 55,000 square feet, featuring 25-28 bedrooms, two swimming pools and six separate, well-placed, structures on its prime acreage. Sitting on its own promontory, The Beverly House offers extreme privacy and security with four security gates and several perimeter housing structures.

The Beverly House

Listing Details

The Agency
331 Foothill Road, Suite 100 | Beverly Hills, California 90210

The Beverly House Compound Specs

The Beverly House Specs

  • List price: $175,000,000 (Represented by Mauricio Umansky, The Agency)
  • 19 bedrooms
  • 30 bathrooms
  • Large addition completed in 1995, original structure built in 1927
  • 1 almost Olympic-size pool
  • lighted tennis court
  • 10 fireplaces
Photo Credit: Leonard Ross | Courtesy The Agency