This rather extravagant home in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills has an interesting backstory. Built in 1972, it was the longtime home of the late Patrick Doheny, grandson of notorious oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny—who dug LA’s first oil well using a sharpened eucalyptus tree.
The five-bedroom home is just a mile up the road from Greystone Mansion, the house that Doheny constructed for his son Ned (Patrick’s father). In 1929, Ned Doheny and his close friend, Hugh Plunkett, died in the mansion in a bizarre—and still unsolved—murder-suicide.
Per the listing, the home is one of four Trousdale houses designed by master of Hollywood Regency John Elgin Woolf. Maybe a little understated by Woolf’s standards, the 6,102-square-foot residence nonetheless includes dramatic elements like wall murals, ornate chandeliers, high ceilings, marble fireplaces, and bright, patterned wallpaper in at least one of the seven bathrooms.
Other features include beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, crown moldings, built-in shelving, and oversized windows and French doors.
The home is situated on a half-acre lot and opens to a luxurious-looking swimming pool. Asking price is $9.5 million.
- 1806 Loma Vista Drive [Rochelle Maize, Nourmand & Associates]