After a long search, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reportedly found his Los Angeles dream house—and it’s the most expensive home in L.A.
The world’s richest human is said to have paid $165 million to music mogul David Geffen for the storied Warner Estate in Beverly Hills, reportedly setting a new record for real estate in the city. Warner Bros. chief Jack Warner built the 13,000 square-foot Georgian mansion on his 9.4 acre estate in 1937. Geffen picked it up for a cool $47.5 million in 1990.
The Warner place is practically unrivaled in Beverly Hills, according to Architectural Digest. It features “expansive terraces and gardens, two guesthouses, nursery and three hothouses, tennis court, swimming pool, nine-hole golf course and motor court complete with its own service garage and gas pumps.”
Testifying to the estate’s historic Hollywood mystique, Olivia de Havilland told AD, “I remember one New Year’s Eve party in 1939 or 1940. All the men were glorious in white tie. Errol Flynn was behind the bar, Howard Hughes was my date, and Jimmy Stewart was seated on a stool. Just the four of us having our first drink of the evening. All those beautiful women dressed in wonderful elegance. Dolores Del Rio in a white satin gown that contrasted her dark hair and dark eyes. Ann Warner, herself a striking presence. Those beautiful women, looking marvelous in this wonderful setting.”
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