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Inside the Famous Beverly House

The former residence of William Randolph Hearst, America’s greatest newspaper magnate, legendary Beverly House is sited on approximately 3.7 flat acres atop a private knoll, just three blocks from Sunset Boulevard. Ornate entry gates with a gate house open to gorgeous grounds with original landscaping by Paul Thiene. One of the city’s longest private drives ascends to a courtyard with a remarkable sculptural fountain.The residence is one of renowned architect Gordon Kaufmann’s crowning achievements. Built of terra-cotta stucco, the H-shaped structure exhibits a perfect combination of classic Spanish and Italian styles with panelled walls and intricately carved ceilings, French doors, balconies, arched ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, many of which take in views of the famous cascading waterfalls, swimming pool and Venetian columns beyond the pool house.

” … everything you can think of it’s got it,” said Jeff Hyland, contact agent for Hilton & Hyland.

The main level is introduced by a 50-foot entry hall with a loggia, which reveals a living room with 22-foot high arched and detailed ceilings, as well as the handsome library with hand-carved woodwork and a staircase to a second-story wraparound balcony with bookshelves. The billiards room contains herringbone parquet floors, as well as a massive carved-stone fireplace mantel and intricately panelled ceiling, both from San Simeon. There is also a formal dining room, breakfast room, and family room with outdoor terrace seating up to 400 for sit-down dining. A lower level contains an Art Deco-style nightclub, a wine cellar, one of two projection rooms, and full spa facilities with a gymnasium and message room. The second story is host to double master suites, four guest suites, and four individual staff quarters. Additional features of Beverly House include a commercial kitchen capable of catering large gatherings, owner’s and staff offices, stand-alone staff accommodations, an lighted tennis court with an indoor bar and media center, guest house above eight-car garage, and a gate lodge with its own kitchen and four bedrooms.

In addition to hosting John and Jacqueline Kennedy during their honeymoon in 1953, Beverly House has played a substantial role in major Hollywood productions including such classic movies as The Godfather and The Bodyguard.

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