The Los Angeles real estate market welcomes a colossus this week, as a 3.2-acre hilltop compound that connects old Hollywood and the tech world looks for a new owner.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen owned this luxury Beverly Hills estate until his death in 2018. Now listed for more than $55.5 million, the property is managed by Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency.
The luxurious home also once belonged to late Hollywood movie star Rock Hudson. The Pillow Talk actor lived in the house for approximately 20 years, and the house returned to the market in 1986 after his death.
The historical hilltop hacienda is built in dramatic Spanish-style, and the history of the house can be traced back to the 1920s. It’s a stunning property inside and out, boasting unobstructed views of downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean.
The home’s living space spans about 24,370 square feet with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a separate two-bedroom guest house. The primary bedroom suite features large walk-in closets and a limestone bath.
Suited for Hollywood royalty, the home includes a professional screening room with a maximum capacity of 20. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, an elegant library, a gym and massage room, a chef’s kitchen and professional-grade tennis courts. A state-of-the-art recording studio and private offices may lure more Hollywood stars to the home.
Beamed ceilings create a breathtaking scene in the main living room, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide full views of the tropical landscape. Multiple terraces provide a private space for both entertainment and observation.
The home’s jaw-dropping interior is surrounded by lush greenery, while the exterior of the home is wrapped in beautiful bougainvillea. The Spanish-style courtyard is perfect for entertaining. Whenever the time of day, residents will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city below.
Paul Allen purchased the residence in 1997 for more than $9.6 million. After his death, his estate was managed by his sister. Beyond this Beverly Hills luxury building, several of Allen’s other properties have also been listed, including a 121-acre swath of undeveloped land in Beverly Hills for $95 million, and a 414-foot expedition yacht for $278 million.
See pictures of the home and learn more about the property via the official listing.