The home of film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., and his film pioneering father before him, has come on the market at $39 million.
Set on two acres in Beverly Hills and designed by architect Douglas Honnold, the storied Goldwyn Estate was commissioned in 1934 by Samuel Goldwyn Sr. He would often play host there at parties or tennis matches for such actors as Charlie Chaplin and Katharine Hepburn.
The Georgian-inspired Traditional has nearly 11,000 square feet of living space surrounded by an expansive lawn, a rose garden, mature landscaping, a swimming pool with a pool house and a tennis court.
A gated motor court sits at the columned entrance to the mansion. Inside, a formal dining room lined with French doors opens to a trellis-covered patio. A paneled 35-millimeter screening room harks back to an earlier era.
A gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms are among other interior spaces. There is a guest suite with a separate entrance on the main level of the two-story home as well as a guest apartment above the garage.
Goldwyn Sr., who died in 1974 at 94, won a best picture Academy Award for “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946). Among his classic films were “Wuthering Heights” (1939), “The Little Foxes” (1941) and “Hans Christian Andersen” (1952). The ambitious filmmaker often mortgaged the Beverly Hills property to finance his movies.
Goldwyn Jr., who died this year at 88, grew up at the estate and lived there as an adult. He produced such films as “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013), “Master and Commander” (2003) and “Mystic Pizza” (1988).
"I'm often asked what it was like to be part of the old Hollywood, and what people want to hear is how I was dangled on Clark Gable's knee," he told the Los Angeles Times in 1995. "But what I remember most is the days my father's movies were paid off."
Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula of Coldwell Banker are the listing agents.