Beverly Hills house built for Samuel Goldwyn sells for $25 million


The Goldwyn Estate, a Beverly Hills home built for film pioneer Samuel Goldwyn Sr. and later owned by his son, movie producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., has sold for $25 million.

The storied home came on the market in March, following the passing of Goldwyn Jr., who died in January at 88, for $39 million. More recently, it carried a price of $27.995 million.

Entered through a gated motor court, the two-acre estate is surrounded by an expansive lawn, a rose garden, formal landscaping, a swimming pool and spa and a pool house. A north-south tennis court where Goldwyn Sr. hosted tennis matches for actors such as Charlie Chaplin and Katharine Hepburn is also within the grounds.


The Georgian-inspired Traditional, designed by architect Douglas Honnold and built in 1934, features such details as a galleria entrance, a paneled 35-millimeter screening room and a cook’s kitchen. French doors off of the formal dining room open to a trellis-covered patio.

In all, about 11,000 square feet has six bedrooms and five bathrooms including a master suite accessed by a curving staircase. Guest quarters include a suite with a separate entrance off the two-story house as well as an apartment above the four-car garage.

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Goldwyn Sr., who died in 1974 at 94, mortgaged the Beverly Hills home numerous times to finance his movies. Among his films were “Wuthering Heights” (1939), “The Little Foxes” (1941), “Hans Christian Andersen” (1952) and “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946), which won an Oscar for best picture.

Goldwyn Jr.’s credits include such films as “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013), “Master and Commander” (2003) and “Mystic Pizza” (1988). He twice produced the Academy Awards ceremony, winning a best variety-music programming Emmy for his efforts in 1988.

Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were the co-listing agents. Loren Judd and Michael Cain, also of Coldwell Banker, represented the buyer.

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