Real estate search site Redfin has been on the hunt for the most Iconic Homes of America and named their winner for Los Angeles today: it's 904 Benedict Canyon, which sits behind the Beverly Hills Hotel and hosted some swinging parties in the 1970s. The 14-bedroom house (named El Encanto, according to the listing), has been up for sale for a while, first at $17.995 million and now at $14.95 million, but is "waiting to be restored to its former glory." It comes with "4 separate guest apartments," a pool, and 1.39 acres of land. It once belonged to screenwriter Philip Yordan, who wrote Johnny Guitar and The Harder They Fall. El Encanto competed in the finals with a 1993 Mediterranean also in Benedict Canyon and a penthouse at the Azzurra in Marina del Rey. We think voters made the right choice of the three, but still, there's gotta be a more iconic LA home than this? The glassy Stahl House? The old Marion Davies/William Randolph Hearst estate in Beverly Hills, where they filmed the horse head scene in The Godfather? Your ideas in the comments, please!
· 904 BENEDICT CANYON AND 905 HARTFORD Way [Redfin]
· Things Used to Get a Little Crazy Behind the Beverly Hills Hotel [Curbed LA]