Rock Hudson's hacienda overlooking Beverly Hills was sold Thursday in probate court to a mystery buyer, identified only as a trust. The house sold for $2.89 million, slightly less than the $2.95 million sought for it for about a year.
Accountant Victor Meschures, who represented the buyer, the Beverly Crest Trust, said he does not know if the house will be used as a private residence.
The proceeds are earmarked for charities.
Before the probate hearing, a $2.75-million cash offer by a Japanese company was accepted. Jeffrey Hyland, whose Beverly Hills firm--Alvarez, Hyland & Young--had the listing, said, however, "It went to overbid, and they lost."
The sale discounts a rumor circulating during the spring that the house would sell for far less than its asking price because Hudson died in October, 1985, of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.