It looks like former First Lady Nancy Reagan just got a new neighbor. The nearby Doheny estate in Bel-Air has sold for more than $33 million. The exact purchase price has yet to make its way into the public record.
Set on about 3.5 acres, the Hollywood Regency-style mansion was home to the late William H. Doheny Sr. and his wife, Onnalee. His grandfather, Edward L. Doheny, struck oil in Los Angeles in the late 1800s and sparked a boom.
The more than 10,000-square-foot house, built in 1963, features a grand foyer, a great room, a formal dining room, a family room with a fireplace, a bar, a den/office, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. A billiard room and a card room hark back to the days of simpler pleasures.
The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by mature palms and brick decking. There are views of cityscapes and the ocean.
Designed for large-scale events, the mansion has on-site parking for 20 cars.
Rick Hilton, Judy Feder, Jeff Hyland, Mich Rogers and Tyrone McKillen of Hilton & Hyland/ Christie's International Real Estate were the listing agents. Susan Smith and Drew Fenton of the same office represented the buyer.