Pop princess Taylor Swift is on the path to becoming the owner of a bonafide Beverly Hills landmark with her Georgian Revival estate that was once owned by legendary movie producer Samuel Goldwyn. The “Bad Blood” singer bought the home back in September 2015 with an all-cash offer of $25 million.
While that may sound like a large chunk of change (which it is), the singer still got a deal, considering the March 2015 listing price of $39 million. The home had actually been on and off the market since 2008.
The nomination for the prestigious status has already received approval from the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission, and is now in the hands of the City Council for the final say.
While the home itself is an incredible structure that has been meticulously maintained, perhaps it is the status of Samuel Goldwyn and the length of time the home stayed in the family (80 years) that solidified the nomination to designate the property a landmark. Goldwyn was one of the original Hollywood producers who was integral in establishing Hollywood as the capital of the film industry, and was behind the creation of film company Goldwyn Pictures that went on to become a part of MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer).
The home was built in 1934 specifically for the movie maker. It is situated right behind the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel, and played host to some of the most famous Hollywood guests in history, including the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, and Marlene Dietrich.
Taylor enlisted a team to extensively restore the property to its original condition, including rehabbing the main residence’s windows, preserving the plaster moulding on the interior staircase, reconstructing columns by the pool, and reproducing the original surrounding fencing.
Just past the mature landscaped front courtyard is the entrance to the home, which is entered through the single red door sandwiched between slender white pillars. The front foyer features wide-plank hardwood flooring and leads to a lovely curved staircase. The second level of the home is where the main residence’s four bedrooms are, including the master suite.
The six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion sits on a 1.9-acre piece of land, with the outdoor living space encompassing a swimming pool, cabana, gardens, terraces, and a lit tennis court. Other notable spaces in the mansion include a library with built-ins and a fireplace, a theater with a 35mm projection screen, a card room, a guest suite with its own private entrance, and a staff suite atop the garage.
Should the historic designation be granted, any future construction will require special approval from the city in order to ensure no damage or alteration of the integrity of the home occurs at any point, regardless of the owner.
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(all data current as of 9/23/2017)
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