Updated 6/8/11 at 1:25 pm: This madhouse behind the swanky Beverly Park gates, belongs to director David Alden, who's known for his dark and political opera stagings, according to Realtor.com, and it was designed by California-based architect Rob Wellington Quigley. (Update: Opera blog Parterre Box talked to Alden's manager, who says that "he resides in London and has no home in Beverly Hills," which solves the mystery of how a theater director can afford such a pricey house--he can't.) The seven bedroom, twelve bathroom property was built in 1999 and sits on 2.83 acres with a pool, spa, and basketball court. The main house has a screening room, a 1,000 square foot gym, a sauna, and a massage room; there's also a two story guesthouse with two master suites and a private garage, and a detached poolhouse with a guest apartment. Asking price is a clean $25 million.
· Opera Director David Alden Lists Beverly Hills Home For $25 Million (PHOTOS) [Realtor.com]
· 56 BEVERLY PARK Dr [Redfin]