This Beverly Hills estate was the center of Hollywood social life at the height of the studio era.
Listed at $79 million in Beverly Hills, this grand Georgian Revival manor sits on two parcels of land totaling about five acres. This estate was previously owned by prominent film producer William Goetz and his wife Edith Mayer Goetz, and has hosted the most star-studded parties in Golden Age Hollywood.
The private residence in Holmby Hills has sweeping mature grounds with some trees older than the home itself. The mansion offers eight bedrooms, nine full baths, an enormous living room, a breakfast room with a view to the pool and an American Art Deco den. Originally designed in 1938 by English architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, the home was later redone by celebrity interior designer Billy Haines. The property also offers three guest houses, two swimming pools, a tennis court and a bridle trail.
The residence was the longtime home of William and Edie Goetz, who purchased it in 1947. The home became the center of Hollywood social life, and guests were often shown pre-release films in one of history’s first private screening rooms. “The highest accolade for someone coming into this town was to be invited to the Goetzes,” said Oscar-winning director Billy Wilder. “They had the best food, the best people and the best things on the walls.”
The home sits at 300 Delfern Drive in Los Angeles and is listed by Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group and Jeff Hyland and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland.
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