1187 N Hillcrest Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Description: “This grand 18,000-square-foot Beverly Hills, California, home of former TV star and philanthropist Danny Thomas, best known for TV’s “Make Room for Daddy,” is on the market for $135 million. The estate could be used as a complete tear down or you could choose to renovate it.
The estate, set on 2.5 acres on a prominent setting high above the hills of Hollywood, allows for a 360-degree view of the entire Los Angeles basin. The home, of Moorish inspiration with its extensive tile work and arched doorways, features 8 bedrooms and 12 baths. The view and location are worth far more than the structure itself.
The home, built in the early 1970s by Thomas, also features a ballroom with gold-leaf crown moldings, handmade silk and wool carpets and rugs, Bacarat chandeliers costing $2.5 million, a media room and a chef’s kitchen featuring appliances by Viking and Miele.
Thomas – father of Marlo Thomas, who had her own hit TV show with “That Girl,” – died in 1991 at the age of 79. Thomas was also known as the founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
From the listing with AAROE: One of the most exquisite estate offerings in the United States, covering a 2.5 acre promontory in Trousdale Estates, is the palatial former estate of comedian and philanthropist Danny Thomas. Surrounded by 360 degree views that sweep from downtown to the canyons and back, the 7 bedroom, 10 bath Villa embraces 18,000 square feet of palatial living space with grand scale. Built with the finest materials, this stately mansion features the most opulent dining and living rooms. Designer details include gold leaf crown moldings, hand woven carpets and European details. The private grounds showcase the sunny swimmers pool, dining and viewing pavilions perfect for entertaining and enjoying the city view below. This is an opportunity to acquire one of the prime and trophy estates in Beverly Hills and across the globe.”
- 1187 N Hillcrest Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
- Listing agent: John Aaroe Group