Nowadays, it’s the price tag that makes a house famous. The most expensive U.S. home ever sold, a single-family Connecticut house bought by a company, recently went for $120 million.
It used to be the owners who made the house famous.
Which made Beverly Hills’ Pickfair, after the White House, perhaps the most famous house in the country as the home of moviedom's Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.
The next owner of Pickfair rose in the pantheon as well: Jerry Buss, who made the L.A. Lakers one of the winningest franchises in NBA history. Pickfair was where Buss' daughter and now Lakers President and co-owner Jeanie Buss spent her late teens and early...