Home of the Week: Beverly Hills estate boasts a full cast of Hollywood players
Owned by the L.K. Sidney family for decades, the English traditional estate was the childhood home of the MGM executive’s son, George. Later in life, George Sidney would produce the MGM films “The Three Musketeers” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” Filmmaker and music producer Freddy DeMann and producer Gale Anne Hurd are among others to call the one-acre property home.
Built in 1938, the grand estate has been renovated for modern living.
The storied estate features a custom media room and a wine room.
Abundant windows offer views of the verdant setting.(Jim Bartsch)
The dining pavilion.(Jim Bartsch)
The gleaming chef’s kitchen.(Jim Bartsch)
The living room.(Jim Bartsch)
Informal dining room.(Jim Bartsch)
Formal gardens and professional landscaping create a verdant backdrop for multiple patios and an outdoor dining pavilion. There’s also a swimming pool, a spa and a cabana.(Jim Bartsch)
The swimming pool and cabana.(Jim Bartsch)
Aerial view of the estate and grounds.(Jim Bartsch)
The Hollywood ties to this Beverly Hills estate stretch back decades, beginning in the 1930s when it was purchased by L.K. Sidney, an early CBS producer and former president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, for $50,000. Decades later, the English traditional-style home served as a setting for “The Terminator” producer Gale Anne Hurd.
Set on about an acre of manicured grounds, the legendary two-story sits high up in the verdant setting, allowing for garden views in nearly every room. On a lower level, an entertainment area with a wine cellar opens directly to an outdoor sitting area.
Location: 1140 Tower Road, Beverly Hills, 90210
Asking price: $32.5 million
Year built: 1934
Main living area: 11,311 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
Guest living area: 3,980 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Lot size: 60,000 square feet
Features: Recently remodeled; formal entry; custom media room; open-plan kitchen; dining pavilion; gym; swimming pool and spa; cabana; separate guest house
About the area: In the 90210 ZIP Code, based on 31 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in May was $3.8 million, a 15.6% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.
Agents: Steve Frankel, Coldwell Banker, (310) 508-5008, and Drew Fenton, Hilton & Hyland, (310) 858-5474
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