Screen icon Elizabeth Taylor and then-husband Michael Wilding moved into this Beverly Crest home shortly after its construction in the early 1950s, when Taylor was at the height of her stardom.
According to lore, Wilding and Taylor spotted a for-sale sign outside the house and decided to hop the fence for a look around. Later, it turned out that Westlake Village architect George MacLean had Taylor in mind when designing the lavishly appointed estate.
The house is being sold with an adjacent lot and sits on more than 2 acres of land off Beverly Estates Drive, just above the Beverly Hills border. Featuring 7,761 square feet of living space, it has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, with walls of glass and plenty of access points to outdoor courtyards and patios.
The grounds are dotted with vegetation, sculptures, and fountains, along with a swimming pool and spa. The pool deck offers impressive views of the surrounding hills and the city below.
On the market for the first time in 21 years, the home is asking $15.9 million.
- 1375 Beverly Estates Drive [Joyce Rey, Arlene Rutenberg | Coldwell Banker]