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Imposing 1930s chateau-inspired mansion in Holmby Hills seeks $29.5M

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It once hosted galas for luminaries and presidents

Photos by Anthony Barcelo

This is the life. At the end of a private driveway in Holmby Hills, this stately 1937 estate holds interiors adorned with crown moldings, mahogany floors, a tasteful dose of marble, arched doorways, and a statement staircase in the entry.

The approximately 7,500-square-foot mansion has a formal dining room, a library and bar, a vast kitchen with huge center island, and gorgeous bathrooms, as well as six bedrooms and nine bathrooms within its walls.

1.7 acres of gardens, paths, a playground, and terraces surround the house, including a luxurious pool and a six-car garage.

The house was once owned by entrepreneur and philanthropist Marcia Israel-Curly, who started a chain of retail stores aimed at young women. Israel-Curly was known to throw a great party, and hosted guests including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Bush, former California Governor Pete Wilson, Joan Collins, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, a representative for the listing agents tells Curbed.

The property is listed for $29.5 million.