Historic Harvey Mudd estate asking nearly $23 million


The Harvey Mudd estate, designed by noted architect Elmer Grey in 1922, is for sale in the 90210 ZIP Code at $22.995 million.

Sited on an acre with a swimming pool, an aviary and gardens, the English country estate has nearly 11,000 square feet of living space in the main house and guest studio. Features include a two-story entry with hand-carved wood detailing, a conservatory and a wine cellar with a tasting room. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two powder rooms.

The estate has been owned by magnates, philanthropists and other notables:

  • 1922: Built for Charles Boldt, who was a premier glass Mason jar manufacturer and one of the wealthiest Americans of his time.
  • 1925 to 1958: Owned by philanthropists Harvey and Mildred Mudd. The Harvey Mudd College in Claremont bears his name.
  • 1966 to 1968: Owned by Harry S. Rothschild of the Rothschild Oil Co.
  • 1968 to 1991: Owned by Academy Award-winning actor Martin Landau and his wife, Emmy Award-winning Barbara Bain, both of the TV series “Mission: Impossible.”
  • 1991 to 2003: Owned by film producer Jack Rapke, who produced such films as “Flight” (2012), “Beowulf” (2007) and “Cast Away” (2000).

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The seller, developer Brendan Deschamps, spent the last three years and millions of dollars renovating and expanding the estate to nearly double its original 6,000 square feet. The property previously sold in 2010 for $6.25 million.

Deschamps bought Elton John’s Sierra Towers condos in West Hollywood in the fall for $4.65 million.

Greg Yeardye and Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates are the listing agents.


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