An Old Beverly Hills Estate is on the market for $45 Million
One of Beverly Hills' most historic properties, with a pedigree as rich as its surrounding surroundings, is up for sale for the first time in over three decades. This property is available for the first time in over three decades. A Georgian Colonial Revival house that has been built behind mature trees on a knoll above the city, designed in 1911 by J. Martyn Haenke, lies hidden behind mature trees. It was in 1877 that Haenke, a native of Queensland, Australia, was born.
After an earthquake and fire in 1906, he emigrated to San Francisco and worked as a building contractor at the city's reconstruction. After this, Haenke made his way to Los Angeles, which was then experiencing its own boom in the construction industry at the time.
Although Haenke has the status of both a dual citizen and a double immigrant, it seems that he has had a relatively easy time establishing a law firm in Los Angeles with a well-heeled clientele. The Dorothy Chandler Estate in Hancock Park (originally designed by developer Peter Janss) is one of his most notable projects, as well as the imposing cast-concrete gates that point towards Fremont Place and the English Tudor Revival mansion belonging to Beverly Hills founder Burton E. Green.
It is believed that the property now on offer has been home to Beverly Hills’ first mayor, Silsby Spalding, as well as his wife Caroline Canfield Spalding, a wealthy oil heiress, as well as former U.S. Senator Frank Putnam Flint. In 1989, former Iraqi-American business mogul Uri Harkham's wife Sally Harkham became the owner of the hotel, which has been owned by her since then. A portion of the property has also been used for the filming of Ryan Murphy's FX series, "Feud: Bette and Joan," as a stand-in for the Louisiana plantation where "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte," the Southern Gothic sequel to "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? ” took place in 1964.
Featuring a veranda that surrounds the residence, which is lined with towering Tuscan columns, as well as a Federal-style front door that can be seen through the central fanlight, this stately residence consists of 10 bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread out over an area of approximately 8,500 square feet. In addition to the sweeping entry foyer, there is a formal living room with fireplace, a formal dining room with seating for 20, and a library with wood paneling, while upstairs are the majority of the bedrooms, including the vast primary suite with sitting room and marbled bath.
In addition to hardwood floors, intricate molding and wainscoting, and opulent antique chandeliers, the room is studded with details. With French doors leading to the manicured grounds, all of the public rooms have direct access to lush lawns and a swimming pool, as well as the spacious guest house which has its own entrance.
Drew Fenton of Carolwood Estates and Marc Noah of Sotheby's International Realty are representing Drew Fenton, who represents the property for lease at $80,000 per month, for the 1.26-acre 1.26-acre property.