BEVERLY HILLS—The inherited Beverly Hills home of the late Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of actress Frances Howard and movie studio mogul Samuel Goldwyn, has been listed for sale with an asking price of $39 million.
The storied property, built in 1934 by Goldwyn Sr., spans nearly two acres and was designed by prominent architect Douglas Honnold, who is known for his grand mansions and “Googie” architecture, influenced by car culture, jets and the Space and Atomic ages.
The traditional, Georgian-style home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, and has six bedrooms and five bathrooms within 10,982 square feet of living space. Extensive landscaping and terraced gardens surround the two-story home, which includes a pool, a pool house and a tennis court.
Among the features of the home are a guest suite with a separate entrance on the main floor, a gym, a formal dining room surrounded by French doors that open to a trellis-covered patio, and a guest apartment above the garage.
Goldwyn Sr. founded the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, a precursor to Paramount Pictures, and the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, which was later incorporated into the Beverly Hills-based Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer media company.
Goldwyn Sr. reportedly used the property as collateral to finance his films and would often use the estate to entertain celebrities of Hollywood’s Golden Age such as Charlie Chaplin, Cole Porter, Frank Capra, Clark Gable, and Bette David.
Goldwyn Jr. inherited the property in 1974 after the passing of his father. Goldwyn Jr. passed away last January from congestive heart failure.
The property is represented by Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula of Coldwell Banker Previews International.