A true home to the stars! Once the largest estate in Los Angeles, this world-class mansion has belonged to some of Hollywood’s biggest players. Throughout the years’ notable owners can include Joseph Schenck, Tony Curtis, and Cher and Bono. Even Marilyn Monroe has been know to attend parties at this sumptuous estate. 141 South Carolwood Drive, also known as the historic Owlwood Estate is once again on the market, but this time for $115,000,000 compared to the $750,000 Cher and Bono acquired the house for in 1978.
This impressive Hombly Hills mansion was originally built in 1936 by renowned architect Robert D. Farquharhas and has since been decorated and restored by its many owners. Taking inspiration from the timeless Italian Renaissance Revival period, this 12,201 square foot Mediterranean style estate offers quality craftsmanship with the essence of old Hollywood glamour. Ornate cast-iron rods cover windows and balconies, while, incredible crown molding ceilings border each room and accompanied by beautifully carved stone fireplaces throughout the homes 9 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. It is plain to see no expense was spared in the original creation of this beautiful estate.
Holding the unofficial title of “the most impressive, sprawling estate in Los Angeles”, the almost 10-acre estate is barely visible beyond tall verdant hedges as you approach Owlwood from Sunset Boulevard. Over time various owners have acquired neighboring lots of land and have combined them, creating the largest estate in Holmby Hills. Included across the palatial grounds are a spectacular Olympic size swimming pool and tennis court coupled with a guardhouse. Rolling hills and manicured lawns continue across the remainder of the properties 3 contiguous lots, mostly undeveloped and offering endless privacy and opportunity to its next owners.
Listed by: Sally Forster Jones Group