An illustrious entrepreneur with accomplishments in aviation, film production, and real estate, Howard Hughes made his iconic move to Hollywood in 1928. Now, a remarkable piece of cinematic history has hit the market: the very house from which Hughes orchestrated his greatest cinematic endeavors.
Notably, this residence also played a pivotal role as a filming location for the acclaimed movie “The Aviator.” The home is priced at $23 million and listed by David Berg and F. Ron Smith of the Smith & Berg Partners team at Compass.
Standing as a testament to architectural grandeur, the 1926 build is an exemplar of Spanish Revival design. Designed by renowned architect Roland E. Coate, this property is gracefully situated adjacent to the 8th green of the esteemed Wilshire Country Club. The club was deeply cherished by Hughes, who was an avid golfer.
Measuring approximately 10,179 square feet, the residence has been updated to meet contemporary standards while paying homage to its origins. Great care was taken in retaining classic elements like the wood-beamed ceilings and the signature red-clay floor tiles.
The mansion’s distinctive silhouette takes the form of a half-ellipse. The entrance gate leads into a captivating cobblestone courtyard, adorned with a welcoming fireplace.
Inside, the chef’s kitchen is a testament to modern culinary excellence, boasting polished brass countertops, complemented by a gold-tiled backsplash. The kitchen also includes a remarkable 24-foot island intended for both cooking and entertaining.
A voluminous family room houses floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, while generous windows frame panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and the iconic Hollywood Sign.
The living space includes eight bedrooms, accompanied by a range of amenities designed to cater to a luxurious lifestyle. Among these offerings is a screening room and a temperature-controlled wine vault capable of accommodating 2,500 bottles.
The outdoors is equally enchanting, with a large backyard adorned with California-friendly foliage, including a diverse array of citrus trees. The exterior has multiple lounge areas, a bespoke pizza oven, and a quintessential swimming pool.
Notably, this historic home has earned its place on the esteemed National Register of Historic Places, an acknowledgment of its cultural significance and lasting architectural legacy. It is located in Hancock Park, a central Los Angeles neighborhood renowned for its architecturally significant residences.
Much like the history of the home itself, this area once served as a haven for luminaries of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Icons like Mae West, Clark Gable, and Nat King Cole. When it comes to present-day residents, figures like Margot Robbie and Fred Savage, have chosen to call this charming area home.
211 S Muirfield Road includes eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms in total. Additional spaces include a basement, attic, and a guest residence complete with a full kitchen and bath. The lot of this striking property measures approximately .7 acres in total.
Listing: 211 S Muirfield Road, Los Angeles, CA 90004 [Compass]