L.A.'s most fanciful mansion? Check out Marmont Manor

Whimsical Marmont Manor in the Hollywood Hills, which recently came on the market at $24.5 million, may not be everyone’s cup of English breakfast tea – but it takes the cake (or crumpet) for being eye-catching.

The gated English Country-style compound includes a 1937 main house with guest annex, a caretaker's cottage,  an artist’s studio,  a three-level building with a den, gym and wine cellar, an aviary, a tennis court, a swimming pool, gardens, a swan lake and more than 300 mature pine trees.

A pool/tennis pavilion features separate men’s and women’s bathrooms and a restaurant-style kitchen with a teppanyaki station, a sushi bar, a barbecue and a wok station.

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There are 14 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms in 20,000 square feet of living space.  

The nearly four-acre estate was the home of the late William "Bill" Tilley, who was chief executive of the Jacmar Cos. and chairman of Shakey's USA.

The Agency in Beverly Hills has the listing.


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