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Spanish-Style Beverly Hills Estate That’s Hosted Music Icons Asks $8.5 Million
January 17, 2020 in Latest News

Mansion Global - A Spanish-style Beverly Hills estate with a bona fide Hollywood pedigree and the added cachet of being on the famed Rodeo Drive, listed Thursday with an $8.5 million price tag.

The celebrity compound was previously owned by the late crooner Bobby Darin and later by voice artist Noel Blanc, and has hosted a who’s-who of A-list musicians, according to a news release from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

Built in 1922, the main house boasts beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and three bedrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace, an office and two terraces, according to the listing with Cristie St. James and Markus Canter of the brokerage.

There’s also staff quarters, a family room, a remodeled chef’s kitchen, a bar, a gym, a separate guest house, and tropical resort-style landscaping with a pool and spa.
The home’s state-of-the-art recording studio has been visited by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Carlos Santana and Whitesnake, according to the news release.

A property with a celebrity connection “adds instant credibility to the desirability and value of homes” in Los Angeles, Mr. Canter said.

They also often sell to other celebrities “as they hold to higher requirements and standards when buying a home because of their unique lifestyles and high-profile needs,” he added.

...Singer and songwriter Darin, famed for his hits "Splish Splash" in 1958 and “Beyond the Sea” in 1959, owned and lived in the property from March 1967 to September 1969, according to the release.

He sold the estate to voice artist Mr. Blanc who lived in the home until 1998, the release said.

Mr. Blanc, 81, voiced Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig after taking over from his father, the famed voice actor Mel Blanc who voiced many of the “Looney Tunes” cartoon characters.


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Photos by Josh Spooner/ Courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties