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Beverly Hills Mansion With Interiors by White House Designer Hits the Market for $59.5 Million

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Some properties simply transport you. And the English-style estate at 1201 Tower Grove in Beverly Hills listed for $59.5 million does just that. 

Set on just over three acres behind private gates, the incredible home feels a world away from the bustle of Los Angeles with covetable city and ocean views. Spread across 16,000 square feet, the house has five bedrooms, seven-and-a-half baths, a paneled billiards room, a gentleman’s library wing, a chef’s kitchen, and an office. Wood-beamed ceilings, original Georgian plaster fretwork ceilings, antique limestone fireplaces, and French doors give the house a historical sensibility.

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But, the most notable history of the home is the renowned and talented individuals that had a hand at making it so spectacular. White House designer Michael Smith, who was responsible for the 2010 renovation of the Oval Office under President Barack Obama, fashioned the interiors. AD 100 Architect Oscar Shamamian designed the architecture of the exterior structures. And last but certainly not least, the magical grounds were conceived by renowned landscape architect Christine London. Every detail was expertly crafted, and it’s illustrated throughout the property.

Beyond the stunning architectural main house, the estate also features magnificent grounds, a guesthouse, conservatory, tennis court, swimming pool, and a 6,000-square-foot separate accessories building. It’s there where you’ll find a tennis court building with a theater, lounge, recording studio, and golf simulation room, making it feel modern in every sense of the word. 

What makes it so unique and stand-out is that the land is unlike any other parcel with stunning pathways, a pool, and a tennis court creating a private compound. There are sun-drenched gardens, woodsy courtyards, and sweeping lawns that make the home feel truly distinct. 

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“Tower Grove is an exquisite estate of exceptional provenance that offers a rare combination of land, location, beauty, and privacy,” listing agent Linda May told Departures. “It provides a luxurious lifestyle that only a few will be able to enjoy.”

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