Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills is
an historic estate that's now owned and operated as an historic landmark by
the City of Beverly Hills.
905 Loma Vista Dr.
Beverly Hills CA 90210 Call: (310)
Its fabulous design English Gothic Revival
from renowned Southern California Architect Gordon B. Kaufman. Completed in
1928 for the prominent Doheny family who made their fortune in oil. The
mansion consists of of over 46,000
square feet of living space and includes lush flower gardens that grow
year-round in the temperate Beverly Hills climate so familiar to this region
not far downtown Los Angeles and the Southern California beaches.
Recognized as an historic landmark, the
mansion and grounds were dedicated as a City of Beverly Hills public park in
the 1970's, sparing the property from a fate of demolition to build a
reservoir. The property serves as an ideal location for events, weddings and
even film shoots. A display inside the mansion highlights its significance
in Beverly Hills growth into a modern community.
Each year the Greystone Mansion hosts a
Tour, opening its doors to the public. This is one of the events
throughout the year at this venue.
Given as a gift to Edward Doheny, Jr.,
there's a mystery that surrounds this interesting building. Hollywood ghost
hunters have written about the case in which the owner was murdered in his
beautiful home. The murder was never solved and some believe the spirit of
"Ned", as he was called, continues to roam the mansion. Continuing this
interesting saga, the Greystone Mansion was sold to Henry Crown of the Park
Grey Corporation, Chicago, for $1.5 million. Crown never occupied the
Today, the land alone is worth millions of
dollars and the City of Beverly Hills is delighted to own the property,
having restored it to its original grace through fundraising events. The
mansion includes terraced patios, flowing fountains and elegant wood
treatments that adorn walls and staircases.