The 45-year residence of the late poet-songwriter-singer Rod McKuen has sold in the Beverly Hills area for $12.9 million.
The Mediterranean-style mansion, set on close to an acre, is reached by way of a long driveway and surrounded by estate homes. At the heart of the home is a large record room with a 1970s-era recording studio.
The oversized rooms throughout the house have high ceilings with a variety of treatments including exposed beams and arches. A grand entry hall, a library, a den, a formal dining room, a breakfast room, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms are within the 10,683 square feet of living space. An atrium courtyard, a basement wine cellar and seven fireplaces are among the amenities.
A swimming pool, a greenhouse and mature landscaping complete the grounds.
McKuen, who died this year at 81, was known for his books of poetry, his recordings of spoken-word poetry and music and his work as a film-industry composer. His more than 1,500 songs have been recorded by such as artists as Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra.
Charles Hallam of CAPRE was the listing agent. Stephen Resnick and Jonathan Nash of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, represented the buyer.