Posted: Monday, October 3, 2016 – 2:23 PM
By Victoria Talbot
The Los Angeles Conservancy announces its annual gala event Glamour in the Hills: An evening at the Historic Liliore Green-Rains Estate in Beverly Hills Oct. 22.
The home was built by Burton Green, one of the original developers of Beverly Hills, who built this 1940 mansion for his daughter.
Together with Max Whittier, Charles Canfield, Frank Buck, Henry Huntington, William Kerckhoff, William Herrin, W.S. Porter and Frank Balch, Liliore’s father Burton Green purchased Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas to drill for oil. Finding water instead, the partners formed the Rodeo Land and Water Company and developed the town of Beverly Hills.
Designed and built by James F. Dickason,the home blends styles and influences including Georgian Revival, French Revival, and Rustic.
Green’s daughter Liliore suffered a mysterious illness that left her a recluse in her later years. When she died she left $240 million dollars to charities that seemed to have no connection to her, including Pomona College, Stanford University, Loyola Marymount University, Caltech, the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles and the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kan.
She lived in the home until her death in 1986, when it was purchased by Merv Griffin for a reported $5 million.
There are eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms, with a lavish entry and staircase presiding over inlaid marble floors. Paneled walls, huge living and dining rooms, and a vast front lawn, tennis court, swimming pool and separate pool house are complimented by a rose garden and dense one-acre urban forest of Canary pine trees hiding an original Adirondack cabin with amazing City views.
Currently owned by fashion designer and Juicy Couture co-founder,Pamela Skaist-Levy, the three-acre property was recently quietly placed on the market for a cool $50 million.
Skaist-Levy purchased the home in 2005 for $17.5 million from former Ticketmaster Chief Executive, Fred Rosen.
This gala offers rare access to this spectacular property while supporting the Los Angeles Conservancy’s ongoing mission to protect, preserve and revitalize historic places in Beverly Hills and throughout Los Angeles County. Reservations for this exclusive event begin at $450 for a cocktail reception from 5-8 p.m. while guests can explore the property.
Sponsorships include the reception plus a seated al fresco dinner from 8-10 p.m. in the rose garden. For information and reservations, visit www.laconservancy.org/benefit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-430-4213.