Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Goreic or Edwardian Architecture?

A venue for a future Live Earth concert:

The 1920s-era Beverly Hills mansion of William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies was put on the market Monday for $165 million, making it the nation's most expensive residential listing.

The pink stucco, H-shaped estate, dubbed "Beverly House" by the late newspaper magnate, spreads across 6.5 acres north of Sunset Boulevard. It has just about everything a billionaire could want, including three pools, 29 bedrooms, a state-of-the-art movie theater and even a disco.

The compound boasts six residences: four houses, an apartment and a cottage for the security staff.

....The estate was used in the film "The Godfather," including the scene in which a horse's head is found in a movie producer's bed.

The seller, attorney-investor Leonard M. Ross, bought the property in 1976 and is seeking "a lifestyle change," said his real-estate broker, Stephen Shapiro.

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