Accessed via a stone-paved driveway, Beverly Hills Polo Estate is the culmination of traditional style and star-studded pedigree, a true trophy estate secluded behind private gates. The home was originally built by Paul Williams for Bert Lahr, the Wizard Of Oz’s Cowardly Lion, in 1941, a period when Williams had had already established himself as the “Architect to the Hollywood Stars”. If these walls could talk, they would tell tales of famous actors, musicians, and public figures enjoying a lavish party but also of quiet evenings spent soaking up the night sky and surrounding Coldwater Canyon.
Comprising the 7 bed, 7 bath main home are rooms that invite a full house, whether for family or pure entertainment. The interior was redone by a Ralph Lauren designer to emulate an estate in the Hamptons, yet there’s no denying that the home was built for year-round enjoyment of the Southern California kind. Your attention gravitates outwards thanks to the abundance of windows and upwards thanks to the high-soaring wood-beamed ceilings. Get swept away by the dual master suites, where dark hardwood flooring and neutral hues leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable. The kitchen charms with its rejuvenating white color scheme, built-in cabinetry, thick marble slabs, and all the latest appliances. Of special note is the wall-length glass door just off the kitchen, which opens up the entire kitchen and adjoining living space areas to the backyard.
The architectural landscape speaks more like an elegant, residential park, with its tree-lined property enclosing lush grounds, stone walkways, and beautiful views. No wonder Beverly Hills Polo Estate has been chosen as the backdrop for numerous commercials. For the competitor in you, the property boasts a vintage, two-lane bowling alley, full-fledged game room, lighted tennis court, putting green, and a sports court. Or you can simply choose to lay out by the pool and spa. In addition, the property is only five minutes from all the amenities in Beverly Hills. Apart from the main house sits a 2 bed, 2.5 bath guest house with its own 2-car garage and private entrance. Just outside is where you’ll find a chic and stately dining area beckoning the finest of gatherings. With its stone patio, striking Roman-inspired columns, and ceiling fans overhead, the space creates a heavenly ambience reminiscent of a luxury hotel. Leave the curtains open to take in the beautiful landscape or draw them together for a more intimate affair. Cloaked in privacy and sophistication, this estate presents a tremendous opportunity to not only rent a piece of history but start your own story.