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See Inside the Beverly House Estate Where JFK and Jackie Kennedy Honeymooned

It was originally built for William Randolph Hearst and is on the market for $135 million.
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The legendary Beverly House mansion has officially hit the market for $135 million. Originally owned by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, the home was featured in iconic scenes from The Godfather and The Bodyguard, and was the home where JFK and Jackie Kennedy spent their honeymoon. It also became the West Coast presidential election headquarters for JFK’s presidential campaign in the '60s. 

Designed by acclaimed architect Gordon Kaufmann in 1927, the estate features H-form architecture, complete with expansive balconies, long colonnades, and arched floor-to-ceiling windows. The home is overflowing with luxury amenities, and includes 19 bedrooms, 29 bathrooms, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The property, which TopTenRealEstateDeals.com called a “quintessential emblem of Hollywood’s Golden Era,” is set on its own promontory and is located only three blocks away from Sunset Boulevard and The Beverly Hills Hotel. Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills has the listing.

The architect who designed the Beverly House also designed the Hoover Dam, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles Times building, and the Santa Anita Racetrack.


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The home has a two-story library with hand-carved paneling and a wraparound walkway.


The gardens were designed by iconic landscape architect Paul Thiene.


Cascading waterfalls lead up to the Olympic-sized swimming pool.


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The main level hallway is a staggering 82 feet long, leading up to the 32-foot billiard room, which is open to the main hallway.


The formal living room features 22-foot-high, hand-painted, arched ceilings.


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A lighted tennis court, two projection/screening rooms, and a state-of-the-art spa are some of the home's many amenities.


The grand upstairs hallway is more than 102 feet long and features a 40-foot wide, nearly 9-foot-tall Dennis Abbe mural that was commissioned by Hugh Hefner.


The home's billiards room has herringbone parquet floors and an intricately designed ceiling and carved fireplace.


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The property includes terraces to entertain 400 or more guests for a seated dinner and grounds to accommodate more than 1,000 people.


Beverly House is sited on 3.5 acres at the end of an 800-foot-long driveway.


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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