Open House: Sunday, February 9, 2014 between 1 PM - 4 PM
1326 Benedict Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills
Beds, Baths: 3 beds, 6 baths
Floor Area: 4,630 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "1926 French Country property with Hollywood history. Perfect for the executive couple. Formal entry leads you into a private retreat that is both quiet and tranquil. A property designed with entertaining in mind. Floor to ceiling glass doors lead to the expansive outdoors. Sun drenched pool, wonderful terrace grounds with a romantic outdoor sitting area with fireplace. A true cooks kitchen, opens to the oversize formal dining room, wood burning fireplace, sunroom for informal dining, en-suite study and guest powder. Maids/guest en-suite complete the first floor. Separate Master wing offers an in-home office, enormous bedroom with seating area and fireplace, his and her walk in closets and baths, with stunning views of the gardens. Upstairs off the formal living room - a large guest bedroom and full bath, media/game room could be converted into a fourth bedroom with its own private entry with access the pool and terrace areas..."
This well situated home was the former gatehouse to the 5-acre Tom Mix estate. For those only caught up with talkie history, Tom Mix was the most famous of the movie cowboys during the silent era. He was John Wayne before John Wayne. Speaking of John Wayne, the two reportedly hated each other. IMDB quotes Tom Mix as saying when asked about Wayne: "The only Christian words that I could use are 'no-talent upstart'". Tom Mix died in 1940 in a car accident.