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Heiress Lydia Hearst Sets Los Feliz Record Buying Gorgeous and Historic Rossetti Residence

Lydia Hearst via Getty Images
Lydia Hearst via Getty Images

It didn't very long for the fabulous, landmarked Rossetti Residence in Los Feliz to be snapped up and break records in the process. The LA Times reports that the stately 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival mansion in the tony Oaks neighborhood has sold for $11 million to Lydia Hearst, great-granddaughter of the publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst and daughter of the infamous Patty Hearst. Update 10/28: Word is that Hearst bought the place with her boyfriend Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist Industries and former host of MTV's Singled Out. The sale price of the Rossetti estate, designed by Paul Williams, makes it the most expensive house sold in Los Feliz; the previous record-holder was the Villa Andalusia (also designed by Williams), which traded hands in 2014 for a mere $8.1 million. Update: It was actually John Getty's AF Leicht house that held the record; he sold it last fall for $8.3 million.

Also known as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 915, the eight-bedroom Rossetti Residence sits on about half an acre and holds a library, a pub, a gym, a wine cellar, a garden, and a recently built swimming pool and cabana. The interior of the 8,240-square-foot house is dotted with period flourishes like coffered and elaborately decorated ceilings, carved wood doors, and intricate ironwork, and wonderful tile as far as the eye can see; the sweeping staircase and "Corinthian columns" are considered trademarks of Williams.

Last sold in 2006 for $3.2 million, the house was listed in September for $12 million. Hearst, a model and actress, paid $11 million.


· Newspaper heiress Lydia Hearst buys historic Los Feliz estate at a record price [LAT]
· Ravishing Rossetti Residence in Los Feliz Listed at $12 Million [Curbed LA]