SELLER: A Couple of Ludwicks
LOCATION: N. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 6,458 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Trophy Wallace Neff compound north of Sunset. Built in 1926 and renovated in 2007. The most sophisticated and authentic estate on the market. Complete privacy behind wrought iron gates. Two guest houses. Eight bedrooms, 9 lavish baths. Gorgeous formal gardens.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Looks like the former Beverly Hills palace of her Madgesty Madonna Ciccone Penn Ritchie has hit the market with a staggering asking price of $17,495,000. According to property records, Miss Madge sold the property to the current owners in October of 2004 for $8,750,000
Property records reveal that Miz Madonna purchased the .59 acre property on N. Roxbury Drive with it's big Wallace Neff designed house from Diane Keaton in May of 2000 for an undisclosed sum of money, although it was reported to be around $6,500,000.
Both Madge and Miz Keaton have a history of owning architecturally significant and storied homes around Los Angeles. Miz Keaton once owned and oversaw and exquisite renovation of the old Ramon Novarro house at 2255 Verde Oak Drive in Los Feliz that was originally designed by Frank's progeny Lloyd Wright. The property was later owned (and sold) by super skinny ack-tress Christina Ricci.
In the early to mid-1990s The Kabbalah Queen owned "Longdons Castle," named after the original owner Patrick Longdon. However, it is indeed more often referred to as "Castillo Del Lago." The 7,783 square foot pile, located at 6342 Mulholland Highway, is rumored to have been used by Bugsy Siegel in the 1940s as a gambling house and was sold by the music icon in 1996 for $5,300,000. Of course, everyone knows by now that when Madge is visiting Los Angeles, she and the family bed down in the big Bev Hills house on Sunset Boulevard she bought for around $12,000,000 from ack-tress Sela Ward in 2003.
Listing information for the N. Roxbury property indicates that the house has been freshly renovated in 2007 and includes two luscious guest houses...plenty of room for the staff and guests that get up in your hair and bizness by staying too long...8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and formal gardens. Pictures of the property are slim, but Your Mama swoons over the wood beamed living room with the fireplace as it's focal point. The kitchen, certainly well appointed with high end appliances and gadgetry isn't to our aesthetic liking, although we are sorta grooving on those wacky chairs around the breakfast table.
The house is not currently owned by a celebrity. However, given the privacy, location and price, Your Mama thinks that it might be appealing to a very rich celebrity or industry type who is not interested in piloting their fat Range Rover through the twisted and narrow roads of the Hills of Beverly.
Your Mama would like to thank Little Jack Horner for the heads up on on this property.