In Beverly Hills, a home to scores of Hollywood players seeks $28.45 million


A Beverly Hills home with several generations of Hollywood ties is for sale at $28.45 million.

Tucked behind gates on a coveted stretch of Tower Road, the English traditional-style estate was purchased in $50,000 in 1938 by L.K. Sidney, an early CBS producer and former vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Owned by the family for decades, the one-plus-acre setting was the childhood home of Sidney’s son, George. George Sidney would go on to direct and produce a score of films for MGM, including “The Three Musketeers” (1948) and “Annie Get Your Gun” (1950).


Subsequent owners include filmmaker and music executive Freddy DeMann, who sold the property in 1993 to Gale Anne Hurd, producer of such box-office hits as “The Terminator” (1984), “Aliens” (1986) and “Armageddon” (1998). More recently, the property changed hands in 2010 for about $9.6 million.

Recently updated and expanded by Jeff Vance of ID Group, nearly 15,300 square feet of living space features delicate coffered ceilings and molding, a mix of stone and hardwood floors and grand-scale formal areas.

An oversized chef’s kitchen opens to a family room and a heated loggia, and a den doubles as a media room complete with installed audio/video systems. On a lower level, an entertainment area holds a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

Including a detached guest house with three en suite bedrooms, there are eight bedrooms and 16 bathrooms in all.

Outdoors, large terraces unfold onto gardens and sprawling lawns. A rectangular swimming pool, a cabana, lawns and landscaping complete the setting.

Michael Eisenberg of Keller Williams Realty holds the listing.

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