At $600,000 a month: Beverly Hills’ Beverly House featured in ‘The Godfather’ movie is Country’s Most Expensive Rental
Sited atop a private knoll 3 blocks from Sunset Boulevard, the Beverly Hill’s legendary Beverly House built of terra-cotta stucco which impressively exhibits a perfect combination of Italian and Spanish style, which originally hit the luxury real estate market for eye-watering $165 million in 2007, got re-listed for $95 million a few years later, and now listed for $115 million, is now available for rental at a staggering price of $600,000 a month. At this price, this H-shaped residence with original landscaping by Paul Thiene easily becomes the costliest rental home in the whole of United States, beating our earlier seen most expensive rental homes including the Astor Suite at the Plaza in New York asking for $165,000 per month, Kate Winslet’s Chelsea apartment for rent at $30,000 a month, Frank Gehry’s New York penthouse at $60,000 per month, the apartment in the Waldrof Astoria tower on 50th East Street commanding $135,000 a month, and recently the Diet Coke’s new Creative Director Mark Jacobs’ 40 Mercer Street Condo which was made available for rental at $37,500. However, it’s not just the massive rental asking price that makes this residence much talked about, but the fact that it impressively hosted John and Jacqueline Kennedy during their honeymoon and also played character in two of the Hollywood’s iconic movies, including ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Bodyguard’.
The Legendary Beverly House is sited on 3.7 flat acres, and boasts an entrance gates adjacent a two-storey gate house that opens to a long private driveway ascending one of the city’s longest private drives to a courtyard fountain.
Originally, the noted architect Gordon Kaufmann was commissioned by Los Angeles’ one of the most important families to create this masterpiece which features intricately paneled walls, French doors, balconies, arched ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook the famous cascading waterfalls to the pool and the Venetian columns beyond the pool house.
This iconic Beverly House was built by banking executive Milton Getz, and in year 1946 Marion Davies bought the property for William Randolh Hearst, who was the most powerful publishing magnate of the 20th Century.
The residence’s main level includes a 50-foot entry hall with loggia, a living room with 22 foot high arched and detailed ceilings, and the famed library with hand carved woodwork and staircase leading to 2nd storey wrap-around balcony and bookshelves.
Further, there’s a billiard room, a formal dining room, breakfast room, and family room with outdoor terrace accommodating up to 4000 for sit-down dining, while the garden level features an art-deco night club, wine cellar, and one of two projection rooms in the residence, and another levels contains spa facilities with a gym and massage room.
And the 2nd story contains double masters, guest suites and staff accommodations.
Besides, the legendary Beverly Hills also boasts a commercial kitchen, outside staff accommodations, lighted tennis court with indoor bar and media center, guest house above eight car garage, along with separate security cottage, two bedroom apartment, and 2-storey gate lodge with kitchenette and 4 bedrooms.
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