Behind the lovely Spanish Colonial Revival exterior of this five-bedroom Beverly Hills residence, lies a modern, marble-clad luxury interior. It has been updated thoroughly, with a shiny new kitchen full of stainless steel appliances, a fantastic hand-painted ceiling in the living room, a statement fireplace with original details, and a heavy-handed application of white marble in the entryway, where a staircase sweeps up to the second floor.
On July 7, 1946, according to the aviation history site Check Six, Hughes was flying his XF-11 airplane but ran into complications. He wanted to make an emergency landing at the Los Angeles County Club, but he didn’t quite make it.
He crashed into the garage and the bedroom of the house while its owners, actress Rosemary DeCamp and her husband John Staler, were both at home. (Hughes also hit another house on Whittier Drive during the landing.)
The crash was depicted in the 2004 film The Aviator:
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