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Beverly Hills News – Cultural Heritage Commission to Consider Legendary Samuel Goldwyn Property as Historic Landmark

Posted: Monday, January 9, 2017 – 11:14 AM

At the request of the property owner, the Cultural Heritage Commission will be considering the Samuel Goldwyn Estate for designation as a Local Historic Landmark. 

The estate, located at 1200 Laurel Lane, was built by Goldwyn in 1934. The studio head commissioned architect Douglas Honnold to build the six-bedroom, five-bath home, complete with a library, card room, theatre, guest suite with separate entrance and servants quarters located above the garage. 

After his passing, the home went to his son, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. The home was first on the market in 2008 for $24 million – but did not sell. It did not come to market again until after Goldwyn, Jr.’s death in January 2015. 

Listed at $39 million, the house sold to Taylor Swift for a bargain $25 million. Now, Swift wants to make sure that the classic, historic home is preserved. 

The home will be up for review at the meeting of the Cultural Heritage Commission on Wed. at 1:30 p.m. in room 280A at City Hall.


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