December 2, 2012

Bowling, Anyone?

Celebrity Playground ... Uh, Estate

Real Estate

Tennis court? Check. Screening room? Check. Celebrity provenance? Check. Putting green? Check. Sport court? Check. Bowling alley? Check. Game room? Check. Pool? Check. World class architecture? Check. Wine cellar? Check.

Okay, it's official. This has the to be the only house in the country that covers every single one of our dream criteria in looking for a house. So we can't help but call 9555 Heather Road today's spotlight listing.

Originally designed in 1941 by famous architect Paul Williams (yes, folks, we know, we're long overdue on a story on him ... we're working on it) for Bert Lahr, the "Lion" in the Wizard of Oz, this property was later owned by Betty Grable, Harry James, Paul McCartney, among others. Sure, the provenance is superb, but what really caught our eye was the aforementioned list of amenities. The playground - oops, we mean "property" - makes Neverland Ranch seem boring in comparison. The vast estate sits on over an acre and offers a plethora of entertainment options - from bowling to tennis to pretty much everything in between. The two East Coast-inspired residences on the property feature a total of eight bedrooms and ten baths (including three powder rooms for those who like to entertain .. Staples Center has less stalls). In addition, the Heather Road location is one of the premiere in the city. Though you aren't in Beverly Hills proper, your'e close enough to the people who are.

The asking price on today's spotlight listing is $25,580,000. Sure, maybe it's a little steep, but think of the money you'll save not having to reserve the AMF Lanes for you son's next bowling birthday party.

We thought that would make you feel better.

Photos Courtesy Coldwell Banker and MLS.


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