Taylor Swift owns one of the most storied estates in Hollywood—she bought it in 2015, paying $25 million cash—and now she reportedly wants to landmark it. The Beverly Hills Courier says the Beverly Hills’ Cultural Heritage Commission will consider on Wednesday a local historic landmark designation for the property, known as the Goldwyn Estate.
Built in 1934 for movie maker Samuel Goldwyn Sr., the Georgian-style mansion sits just behind the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Goldwyn Sr., who produced Guys and Dolls and started a company that later became part of MGM, reportedly remortgaged the 1.9-acre property to finance his films. The six-bedroom mansion has hosted the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, and Frank Capra. There’s a library, card room, a theater with 35mm projection, a guest suite with a private entrance, staff lodging above the garage, a lighted tennis court, and a pool with a pool house.
The architect was Douglas Honnold, who not only built grand mansions but also Googie-style works (some of them in collaboration with John Lautner, who worked for Honnold before earning his architecture license, according to ncmodernist.org).
When the property listed in May 2015, real estate agent Joyce Rey told the Wall Street Journal the home had been “beautifully maintained.”
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