L.A. Hearst Mansion From ‘Godfather’ Selling For $135 million
A Los Angeles mansion that was the home of William Randolph Hearst, a honeymoon spot for the Kennedys and the location for a legendary scene from The Godfather is up for sale in L.A. The price tag is a cool $135 million.
Scrolling through the photos of “The Beverly House,” it's easy to see why the home is expected to nab its nine-figure asking price. It sits on 3.7 acres of land just off Sunset Boulevard, packs 28 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, a 50-foot entrance hall and a dining room that can host 400 people. The sprawling estate features landscape design by Paul Thiene.
Architect Milton Kaufman spun his magic wand on this mansion, which has remained famous since silent film star bought the property for newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst in 1946. Hearst spent the last years of his life in the house.
Afterwards, John and Jacqueline Kennedy spent part of their honeymoon at Beverly House, presumably taking advantage of its Art Deco nightclub, theaters and palatial grounds.
The house and grounds will familiar to ne lovers of classic gangster films. In a legendary sequence from The Godfather, a Hollywood producer who refuses to grant Marlon Brando's wishes takes Robert Duvall on a tour of the estate. They part ways without a deal.
Later on, the producer awakes to the sight of his beloved horse's head in his bed. The Godfather got his wish.
Access to this dream house, owned by Leonard M. Ross, is available through Hilton & Hyland brokers. It's no longer listed as a $600,000 rental or on the market for an inflated $165 million, as it was in 2007. Instead, the price has come back to earth. For $135,000,000, it's all yours.