Few names in the Southern California architecture world evoke the same respect as Paul Williams. Known as “the architect to the stars” during much of Hollywood’s golden age, Williams designed over 2,000 private homes and estates–including those of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Even today, his homes live on as symbols of grace and style. That is why a Paul Williams home immediately captures people’s attention when it hits the real estate market. It is instantly associated with celebrity, fine taste and quality.
Enter this fine gated and private 1.3 acre estate in Beverly Hills. The pedigree alone illustrates the allure of a Williams residence. Originally built by Williams in 1941 for Bert Lahr (the Lion in the Wizard of Oz), the eight-bedroom estate was later owned by Betty Grable, Harry James, Paul McCartney and other famous residents. Recently remodeled, the main house exudes a rich New England style reminiscent of Ralph Lauren. The main house encompasses two master suites, three secondary bedrooms, two staff quarters, seven bathrooms and three powder rooms, a large living area with high-vaulted ceilings, a media room with a wet bar and wine cellar. And while you might feel as if you’re living in Connecticut or Hamptons in style–you are quickly reminded that you are still very much in Southern California with exceptional outdoor and indoor entertaining areas, abundant and spacious terraces, an outdoor kitchen, pool, spa, tennis court, koi pond and sports court and putting green. Other amenities include a two-lane vintage inspired bowling alley, game room, wet bar and powder room. Ample parking and a three-car garage, as well as a separate guest house with a private entrance from Heather Road, all create opportunities for easy entertaining on both a large and small scale.
Represented by Joyce Rey for $25,580,000.