You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rod McKuen’s BevHills Mansion Offered in Probate Sale

The longtime Beverly Hills estate of famously prolific lyricist, singer and poet Rod Mc­Kuen, who died in January at 81, has popped up on the open market as a probate sale with a $15 million pricetag. The wildly successful if often critically panned Mister Mc­Kuen — he wrote more than 1,500 songs and penned thousands of easily digestible and arguably schmaltzy poems included in more than two dozen books that sold in the tens of millions of copies — acquired the estate in early 1970 for $290,000.

McKuen’s mansion, set privately at the end of a long if inelegantly blacktopped drive, and described in marketing materials as a “majestic French villa,” was originally built in the late 1920s, and measures in at almost 11,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A double-height foyer leads to grandly scaled rooms with “beautifully crafted wood details,” per listing details, that include a banquet-accommodating dining room, a paneled second-floor library with separate barroom, and a complete recording studio. The nearly one-acre estate also has a parking-lot-sized motor court, an attached two-bedroom guesthouse and a tree-shaded backyard with lushly planted gardens and swimming pool.

More Dirt

  • Ben McKenzie House

    ‘Gotham’ Star Ben McKenzie Sells Gotham Condo (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Gotham” star Ben McKenzie has sold a condo at the eco-minded Riverhouse complex in New York City’s Battery Park City that was last listed at $2.675 million. (Property records do not yet reflect a purchase price.) Married in 2017 to his Brazilian born and New York City raised “Gotham” co-star Morena Baccarin, the former “O.C.” [...]

  • Harry Styles House

    Harry Styles Still Seeking Sale of Sunset Strip Villa

    After more than 2.5 years on and off the market with an original asking price that pushed up on $8.5 million, British pop music phenom Harry Styles now has his modern villa above L.A’s Sunset Strip listed at $6.995 million. Once carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees are calculated, the heavily tatted-up 25-year [...]

  • Vanessa Hudgens House

    Vanessa Hudgens Seeks Sale of Longtime Studio City Home

    Actress, recording artist and “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Vanessa Hudgens has her longtime home in the foothills above Studio City, Calif., up for sale at $3.85 million. The “High School Musical” franchise alum, who had a plum role earlier this year in the technical issue riddled televised musical “Rent: Live” and is [...]

  • Vance Owen Bel Air Mansion

    Producer Vance Owen Upgrades to Bel Air Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

    Though he produced one of 2018’s worst performing and universally excoriated films, the John Travolta-starring biopic flop “Gotti,” personal injury attorney and prolific B-movie producer Vance Owen has nonetheless upgraded his real estate circumstances from a celeb-pedigreed Sunset Strip contemporary to an almost $6.9 million Mediterranean-inspired villa in the rustic-luxe upper reaches of L.A.’s Bel [...]

  • Armie Hammer Buys Hancock Park Mansion

    Armie Hammer Slides Into Hancock Park Traditional (EXCLUSIVE)

    A quietly dignified residence on in Los Angeles’ historic and historically well-to-do Hancock Park neighborhood has been sold for a tetch more than $4.7 million to an anonymous trust, and two ear-the-ground tattletales, including ever-reliable real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, swear the new owners are “On the Basis of Sex” star Armie Hammer and actress/baked [...]

  • Shonda Rhimes House

    Shonda Rhimes Slashes Price on Celeb-Pedigreed Hancock Park Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

    After four months on the market with a too optimistic price tag just shy of $10 million, Shonda Rhimes has drastically dropped the asking price for one of her four multimillion dollar properties in L.A.’s prestigious Hancock Park to just under $9 million. The primetime workplace drama specialist, now producingfor Netflix, purchased the dapper 1920s [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content