Sept. 9, 2008

Legendary Pickfair mansion (or rather, today's incarnation of it) in Beverly Hills, CA comes on market for $60M

The 17-bedroom Pickfair mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. -- or rather, the current incarnation of it -- has been listed for $60,000,000.

The Los Angeles Times' Ann Brenoff beat us to the punch yesterday, breaking the story of the listing of today's incarnation of Pickfair, which just came on the market yesterday. The original Pickfair mansion was built as a hunting lodge in 1919 and once was the home of actress Mary Pickford (who resided in the mansion until she died in 1979) and actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Pickford eventually cut the property up, selling off adjacent land and reducing the estate's footprint from 15 acres to its current size. A later owner, actress Pia Zadora, bulldozed the mansion (or, according to various reports, virtually all of it -- reportedly because of termites!) and constructed today's version of Pickfair in 1991.

Located at 1143 Summit Drive in Beverly Hills, the 25,243-square-foot, Georgian manor-style mansion now has 30 baths and was designed by celebrated architect Wallace Neff. The mansion currently is owned by something called Unicom International, which purchased the property on January 12, 2005 (deed recorded April 19, 2005) from Zadora for $15,000,000, according to public records. We don't know if Unicom got a steal for the property or not, but we can tell you that Zadora sold the property for one heck of a haircut -- it previously had been on the market in 2004 for $39.5 million, and then was reduced to $27 million. The mansion has 14 bedrooms plus another three bedrooms including guest units and staff quarters. Other features include elevators, a ballroom-sized living room, an indoor glass dome spa, a gym, a swimming pool, a disco and parking for 30 cars, the Times reported. The property sits on 2.25 acres, according to public records. Check out an online listing sheet for Pickfair -- complete with photos.

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