Oh, Tamara Ecclestone, you're so cute with your $150k a month in rent. Now step aside for the Russian oligarchs and Saudi billionaires, the only people who could possibly be interested in paying $600,000 a month. Granted, it's for the ridiculously pedigreed Beverly House in Beverly Hills--the estate was designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1926 for banking executive Milton Getz; in 1946, actress Marion Davies bought it for lover/newspaperman William Randolph Hearst (he lived out his life there after leaving his estate at San Simeon). America's sweethearts of 1953, John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bouvier, honeymooned at Beverly House (photo this way) and it starred in both The Bodyguard as Whitney Houston's house and in The Godfather as the home of horse-loving producer Jack Woltz (the interior scene with the actual horse head on the bed was filmed elsewhere, however).
The terra-cotta Beverly House sits on 3.7 acres with original landscaping by Paul Thiene; it comes with 29 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, a two-story gatehouse, "one of the city's longest private drives," waterfalls, a pool, a pool house, a 50-foot entry hall with loggia, a billiard room with "herringbone parquet floors and a massive carved stone fireplace mantle from San Simeon," a dining room, breakfast room, a family room with terrace that can accommodate up to 400 people, an art deco nightclub, a wine cellar, two projection rooms, "spa facilities with a gym and massage room," a commercial kitchen, offices, a tennis court with its own indoor bar and media center (these people know how to live!), a guesthouse above the eight-car garage, a security cottage, a separate two-bedroom apartment, and ... a "famed library with hand carved woodwork and staircase leading to second story wrap-around balcony and bookshelves." We'll take it!
Since the 1970s, BH has been owned by attorney/investor Leonard M. Ross, who poured money into restorations, renovations, and expansions. He filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010. The house was first put up for sale for $165 million in 2007, then relisted in 2010 for $95 million. It's now asking $115 million or $600,000 per month.
· The Legendary Beverly House [Hilton & Hyland]
· Hearst and Davies' Beverly House Hits Market for $95 Million [Curbed LA]