manuscript and artifact collector
has put her Beverly Park estate on the market at $18 million.
The two-story Colonial, built in 1988, was previously the personal residence of Beverly Park developer Brian Adler. Taper remodeled and enlarged the house to its current 13,500-square-foot size.
The city view house has a grand entry foyer; a den with a bar; seven bedrooms, one of which is being used as a 16-seat theater; 10 bathrooms and staff quarters. The nearly 4.25 acres of grounds include gardens, a swimming pool, a motorcourt and expansive lawns.
The name Taper is a familiar one to
performing arts lovers. The Mark Taper Forum at the Los Music Center is named after real estate developer and philanthropist S. Mark Taper. His son Barry married Louise, who was widowed in 2001 and later remarried. She amassed a collection of
memorabilia that was purchased by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in
, Ill., for an estimated $20 million.
Billy Rose and H. Blair Chang of Prudential
, have the listing.