$22.95M Architect Paul Williams-Designed Estate in Beverly Hills, California
$22,950,000 | Built 1941 | 15,505 Sq. Ft. | 9 Beds | 9.5 Baths | 1.38 Acres
9555 Heather Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1941 for American actor Bert Lahr, this 15,505 square foot traditional residence sits on 1.38 acres in Beverly Hills, California. The property is on the market for $22.95 million. Listing details: Legendary tennis court estate, rich with celebrity history, located on a celebrated cul-de-sac street in Beverly Hills Post Office. 1.5 acres surround multi-building gated secure compound including a Paul Williams grand Traditional main house, 2 guest houses, recreation building including bowling alley & billiards lounge, gym/dance studio, jogging track and putting green. Interiors are beautifully tuned to the current design themes of ‘comfortable luxury’ and focus on all the natural sunlight entering the rooms, streaming across gorgeous deeply hewn hardwood floors, rich earth-tone wall colors, endless sets of French doors opening to the outdoor destinations, up-to-the-minute stylish kitchen & baths – all the reflection of understated sophistication everywhere you look. The residential compound provides 2 primary suites, one in the main house, the other in a semi-attached guest house.
Some rooms overlook the dazzling pool, others the championship sunken tennis court, and others the rolling lawn or golf green. Hollywood events with over 500 attendees have focused on the fun recreation building with its 2-lane bowling alley plus billiards table and surrounding lounge. This is a veritable vacation retreat within the city, yet one would not realize the city is outside the high walls & thick hedges. Renowned architect Paul Williams was commissioned to create and build the residence for actor Bert Lahr, famous for his role as the Cowardly Lion in the original Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. Since its first day as a home, it has welcomed Hollywood luminaries ever since. Experience remarkable California living in the Beverly Hills – private but convenient to so many destinations. The property is on the market for $22.95 million with Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman – Beverly Hills. Photography by Christopher Amitrano.