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In Beverly Hills, a souped-up mansion with Getty ties seeks $22.5 million

Ariadne Getty’s former Beverly Hills home
An architectural mansion designed by William S. Beckett and formerly owned by Ariadne Getty is on the market in Beverly Hills for $22.5 million.
(The Agency)

In Beverly Hills, an eye-catching estate that unites new and old styles has come on the market for $22.5 million.

The bold residence was originally built in the 1950s by Midcentury architect William S. Beckett and given a modern-minded makeover four years ago.

Since it first listed for $34.5 million in 2016, the property’s price has been trimmed every few months. It was last offered in July for $24.5 million, real estate records show.

In addition to a high-profile architect, the home has also boasted a Hollywood owner. Ariadne Getty, granddaughter of oil scion J. Paul Getty, owned it from the late 1970s until 2003.

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A pair of lion statues guard the entrance to the one-acre estate, which centers on a sleek mansion full of wood, stone and porcelain finishes. Across 13,500 square feet, grand living spaces include an expansive great room with a wall of glass, an indoor-outdoor family room and a chef’s kitchen anchored by a marble island.

Upstairs, a loft leads to the master suite. One of seven bedrooms and 6.75 bathrooms, it opens to a private terrace with a spa.

Floating staircases navigate the floor plan, which holds amenities such as a wine cellar, gym, movie theater, billiards room, wet bar and six-car auto gallery.

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Outside, there’s a meditation garden, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a series of lounges. A patio with zig-zagging lines of turf leads to an infinity-edge pool and spa.

Mauricio Umansky and Adi Perez of the Agency hold the listing.

The property last traded hands six years ago for $10.6 million, public records show.

As an architect, Beckett designed modernist homes for A-list celebrities throughout the 1950s, including the stylish estate of Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston.

jack.flemming@latimes.com | Twitter: @jflem94


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