A rare property that embodies the best of Spanish Colonial design signed by renowned architect Wallace Neff and once owned by some of the biggest names in Hollywood was sold for $16.5 million.
The authentic Spanish Colonial revival property on North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, was the home of several entertainment industry legends, including Diane Keaton, Madonna, and the founder of Columbia Pictures Harry Cohn.
The rare historic estate was built in 1926 when Harry Cohn had just recently founded industry powerhouse Columbia Pictures. Mr. Cohn brought in leading ladies and men ranging from Clark Gable to Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth, Mae West, Humphrey Bogart, and Joan Crawford to star in his films.
The trophy estate includes two guesthouses and formal gardens, all hidden from view behind wrought iron gates. was Recently totally renovated, the residence now includes a master suite, overlooking the front garden and perched above the lush grounds of the back gardens. An outdoor fireplace, dining area, swimmer’s pool, and rose garden grace the grounds.
“This property embodies the best of Spanish Colonial design and appeals to both the architecture and film buff alike for its rich Hollywood history,” explained Coldwell Banker Previews International agent Jade Mills.
The grounds of the storied estate span to over a half acre, while the residence offers 9,142 square feet with approvals in place for an additional guest house. The main residence features 7 bedrooms and 8 baths.