March 27, 2003 |
Seventy-FIVE of us sit on the west side of the elegant, sun-dappled living room at Greystone, a 1928 mansion that's part of a Beverly Hills city park. A white-haired butler in black tie emerges from the hallway and begins intoning the sorrowful story of the famous family that once lived here.
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February 16, 2006
Edward Laurence "Ned" Doheny Jr., 35-year-old heir to the family oil fortune, was shot through the head and killed at Greystone Mansion, his 55-room, Tudor-style home in Beverly Hills. His secretary, Hugh Plunkett, was found nearby, also dead of a bullet wound. After a brief investigation, authorities ruled that a deranged Plunkett had shot his employer and then turned the gun on himself, but to this day the sensational crime is a source of rumor and speculation.
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August 4, 1995
Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills. This 55-room, 46,000-square-foot Tudor mansion was built in 1928 for Edward L. (Ned) Doheny, son of the first man to strike it rich in Los Angeles oil. The estate once occupied 415 acres. In 1965, Beverly Hills bought the mansion and 19 surrounding acres. The house is not open to the public, but the park affords spectacular views and visitors can stroll through three gardens.
July 19, 1990
An accounting firm recommended that Beverly Hills convert the city-owned Greystone Mansion into a small executive conference center, with part of the building also available for special events such as weddings and receptions. With yearly revenues estimated at $3.8 million and a net income of about $1.14 million, the city could easily finance the estimated $13-million renovation that would be required, Mayor Alan L. Alexander said.
December 8, 1996
"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome decree." Ever since William Randolph Hearst built his own Xanadu at San Simeon, California has laid claim to some of the nation's most ostentatious expressions of wealth. From Lynn Atkinson's "House of the Golden Doorknobs" to David Geffen's self-described "act of grandiosity," Los Angeles' four great estates are all that remain of a time and a place when glamour and grandeur knew no limit. * Bellagio House, Bellagio Road, Bel-Air.
February 27, 2005 |
Richard Dreyfuss has sold his former Sherman Oaks home for about $1.9 million. The Oscar-winning actor had owned the property for more than a decade, but he and his wife, Janelle, have lived primarily on the Westside since they married in 1999. The home was sold to Abe Hoch, a talent manager and TV producer, and Leigh Brillstein, senior vice president of TV talent at ICM. The compound, on slightly more than half an acre, was listed in July at just under $2.5 million.