A Hollywood Hills home owned by the late
Andrew Getty and, before him, three-time Oscar-winning film composer Miklos Rozsa is on the market for $7.95 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1926 and designed by architect John L. DeLario, is set behind gates on roughly seven acres with sweeping views of Griffith Observatory and the San Fernando Valley.
Period details are evident inside and out. Colorful tile risers decorate the stairways, while a wrought iron staircase spirals up through the rotunda entry. Arched windows doors and windows, Saltillo tile floors and beamed ceilings continue the style throughout.
Grand formal areas, an office/library, a safe room and a wine cellar are within the 4,712 square feet of interiors. The great room has a corner fireplace, vaulted ceilings and French doors that open to a terrace.
The master suite, done in herringbone wood floors, has a dressing room, a vintage tiled bathroom and a sitting room. There are eight bedrooms and six bathrooms in all.
Outdoors, stone walking paths wind through succulent and cacti gardens to a kidney-shaped swimming pool. A two-story cabana complete with a stacked-stone fireplace, living room and viewing deck sits adjacent to the pool.
Getty was the grandson of oil scion J. Paul Getty and one of four sons of Gordon P. Getty. An heir to the family’s billion-dollar dynasty, he died unexpectedly last year at 47.
The Hungarian-born Rozsa won Academy Awards for his scoring of “Spellbound” (1945), “A Double Life: (1947) and “Ben-Hur” (1959). He died in 1995 at 88.
Getty bought the house from Rozsa’s estate two decades ago for $999,000, property records show. Rozsa had owned the home with his wife, Margaret, for half a century.
Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.