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Rod McKuen’s Beverly Hills Estate on Sale

Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, died this January. He was 81. Now, his longtime Beverly Hills estate is on the open market as a probate sale, priced at $15 million. Described in marketing materials as a “majestic French villa,”McKuen’s mansion was originally built in the late 1920s, and features almost 11,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Rod McKuen’s Beverly Hills Estate on Sale

According to the listing details, the house has double-height foyer that leads to grandly scaled rooms with “beautifully crafted wood details,” which include a banquet-accommodating dining room, a paneled second-floor library with separate barroom, and a complete recording studio. The property also boasts an attached two-bedroom guesthouse, a parking-lot-sized motor court and a tree-shaded backyard with lushly planted gardens and swimming pool.
McKuen purchased the estate in early 1970 for $290,000.

Rod McKuen’s Beverly Hills Estate on Sale

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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