Jeff Bezos buys the most expensive mansion in California
February 13, 2020 - Beverly Hills
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has bought media mogul David Geffen’s Beverly Hills home for a record-breaking $165 million.
The previous record belonged to media executive Lachlan Murdoch, who last December paid an estimated $150 million for Chartwell, the Bel-Air estate featured in the TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
The nine-acre estate was originally built for the late Warner Bros. founder Jack Warner in the 1930s.
The home features terraces, gardens, a nursery and three hot houses, as well as two guesthouses, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a nine-hole golf course.
According to the Journal, Geffen bought the home for $47.5 million in 1990, which then was the record for an L.A. home.
Warner had hired architect Roland E. Coate to expand the mansion to his tastes, and decorator William Haines outfitted the interior with a two-story entryway and a cantilevered staircase.
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