Decorator Waldo Fernandez lists Beverly Hills home at $10,995,000
By By Ann Brenoff
Jan 13, 2009 | 12:00 AM
It's been said that in Hollywood, there is a short list for everything -- even if it changes hourly. But on the short list of decorators is one venerable name that has been there for decades: Waldo Fernandez, who has just listed his Beverly Hills home at $10,995,000.
The walled 1926 Mediterranean estate has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in about 7,200 square feet. It was completely remodeled by Fernandez with his trademark attention to detail and includes high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a formal dining room, a den-media room and an open family room. French doors lead to the lush gardens, swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and tennis court. The home has distressed oak flooring, wrought-iron detailing and built-ins throughout.
Fernandez was the mastermind behind the face-lift of the Beverly Hills Hotel, and when Jennifer Aniston gets tired of beige walls, it's "Get me Waldo!" that she apparently cries.
The Cuban-born Fernandez got his start as a set designer on "Doctor Dolittle" and "Planet of the Apes" -- the 1960s originals. Over the decades, he has worked for Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery, Goldie Hawn and other celebrities. Jonas Heller and Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, share the listing.
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