Right next door to the record-breaking, $70-million house where owner/Minecraft creator Markus Persson has tons of EDM DJs and celebs party in his infinity pool is a large estate once owned by late comedian Danny Thomas. Thomas bought the land in the Sixties and built the house on it in 1970, according to the Wall Street Journal. His family (including daughter Marlo Thomas) sold it in 2000, and the current mystery owner is now putting it up for sale. The house has received a remodel "down to the studs," and $2.5 million worth of "Baccarat chandeliers and custom-made, hand-woven carpets" that, of course, go with the estate when it's sold.
The 18,000-square-foot house is described as having a "Moorish design," elaborately gold-leafed ceilings (which get a close-up in this video of the property), a bevy of arched windows, a ballroom, and intricate tile-work, as well as seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. What's not mentioned is all the intensely patterned wallpaper, the frescoes, and, in what appears to the sitting room (which has a killer view, by the way), a painted ceiling depicting some randoms.
The gated, two-and-a-half-acre property sits on an arm of the land that juts out to provide privacy as well as spectacular, "360-degree views" of LA. It's fronted by a motor court that has room for 20 cars "comfortably." Aside from saying that it would be listed for more than "Notch" Persson's $70-million pad (in part, because the Thomas property is almost twice as large), the listing agent declined to tell WSJ exactly how much the estate was asking. However, a few other agents familiar with the area's luxury market said that it would be listed for $135 million.
· Comedian Danny Thomas's Former Beverly Hills Estate Is Listing for $135 Million [WSJ]
· 1187 Hillcrest [Official site]
· The Most Expensive Mansion in Beverly Hills Has Also Become Its Biggest Party House [Curbed LA]