On Rodeo Drive, one block south of the Beverly Hills Hotel in the most exclusive neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Built in 1912, this elegant old Hollywood estate was once home to Joseph Kennedy and his paramour Gloria Swanson. Guests have included Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra and John Kennedy. Since its illustrious days as a Hollywood watering hole the house has been restored to perfection with an emphasis on comfort and warmth.
A country house in the middle of the city. Hardwood floors and early American antiques throughout. Large open rooms that flow into each other, huge windows. A light filled dining room with long table for entertaining. Adjacent pantry and comfortable eat-in kitchen fully equipped with a Viking Range for those who love to cook. A library lined with books and den, with leather chairs and a flat screen TV.
Master bedroom with fireplace. Four other cheerful bedrooms and a nursery adjacent to the master. Firm yet comfortable beds with crisp white sheets. 2 full baths and 2 half baths. One of the bedrooms doubles as an office, fully equipped with fax and highspeed internet that enables guests to work while on vacation. Ideal for creative individuals with children, looking for an informal but elegant home away-from-home. Housekeeping included 5 mornings per week.
Backyard is a secluded half-acre meadow, shaded by mature trees. Perfect for dining under the stars on warm summer nights. Also includes a heated pool long enough for laps (40' x 20') with a salt water filtration system that's gentle on the skin.
Offers a centrally located and elite address. Within walking distance to all shops and restaurants in downtown Beverly Hills. An easy drive to Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood, downtown LA, theme parks and the San Fernando Valley. Also serves as a comfortable home base for day trips to Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. In short, a blissful oasis in the middle of teeming Los Angeles. Great for gathering together an extended family who want to come together for big meals and easy conversation. The perfect way to vacation with children.
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