Waldo Fernandez-designed house sells in Beverly Hills




Waldo Fernandez

has sold a house he remodeled in Beverly Hills for $8.3 million.

Listed at $10,995,000 in January of 2009, the walled 1926 Mediterranean has high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a formal dining room, a den-media room and a family room. Designed for large-scale entertaining, the back of the house opens to gardens, a swimming pool, an outdoor fireplace and a tennis court. There are five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and about 7,200 square feet of living space.

Fernandez, who started as a set designer on the 1960s films "Doctor Dolittle" and "Planet of the Apes," worked on the face-lift of the Beverly Hills Hotel for

Merv Griffin

in the late '80s. His celebrity clients have included

Tobey Maguire


Elizabeth Taylor


Goldie Hawn


He purchased the property in 2007 for $6,122,500 million, according to public records.

Kurt Rappaport and Jonas Heller of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, had the listing, while Stephen Resnick and Kelly Kerrigan of the same office represented the buyer.