Nestled in the heart of the Estate Section of prime Beverly Hills, this palatial residence features over 13,300 sq.ft. of soaring ceilings & voluminous rooms. Crafted with no expense spared, this
Nestled in the heart of the Estate Section of prime Beverly Hills, this palatial residence features over 13,300 sq.ft. of soaring ceilings & voluminous rooms. Crafted with no expense spared, this property is perfect for grand entertaining, yet architected with an unexpectedly practical floorplan for everyday living. Double height foyer with stained glass dome & imperial-style staircases. The main living room features 14 ft ceilings, wood-burning fireplace & epic scale adjacent family room with adjoining bar. Formal dining room with seating for 16 guests & an octagonal junior dining room. A total of 8 bedrooms including 2 staff rooms. The primary suite is a world apart with dual marble baths & sitting room. A variety of thoughtful elements include pool-accessible full bath, upstairs and downstairs laundry, elevator, pool/tv room, wine closet, gym, and split parking with two gates including garage parking for 3 cars, motorcourt, & carport. Sited on over a half-acre with complete privacy, the grounds are magical in every sense featuring a Roman style pool, fresco paintings & formal gardens. In 1932 E.L. Cord owner of the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg motor car companies hired the famous West Coast architect Paul Williams to design a mansion on land he had purchased in Beverly Hills. At 32,000 square feet & 62 rooms (16 bedrooms & 22 bathrooms) it was more than a mansion for the time & became Paul Williams’s seminal project cementing his fame as the premiere West Coast architect of the day. Williams’s other projects included Saks Fifth Avenue, the Beverly Hills Hotel expansion, Arrowhead Springs Resort, and homes for Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Powers, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and more. Seated on Cord Circle, the home was finally demolished in 1963 for redevelopment. Fast forward to 1988, the remarkable estate at 815 Cord Circle was constructed on the site of E.L. Cord’s former mansion.