On a 1.78-acre lot at 1146 Tower Road in Beverly Hills you’ll find this Spanish colonial revival estate with interesting previous owners which is now listed on sale for whopping $38 million. This stunning mansion served as a home-away-from-home when Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visited California. It was also owned by Kent Kresa, who, in addition to serving as chairman of Northrop Grumman between 1990 and 2003, also acted as interim chair of General Motors after CEO Rick Wagoner was booted out by the government. That’s not all, the same mansion was the home of the actor James Coburn. So, if you wonder what is that what attracted these known figure to this mansion, let’s take a look.
Designed by architect Harry E. Werner and built in 1927, residence which offers exquisite city views, has undergone great restoration in 1987 during Sultan of Brunei’s occupation there. For that painstakingly job, Sultan has hired famed architects/designers Tim Morrison and Tom Proctor. Two-storey mansion with its 14,000 square foot of living space features 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in the main house and guest house. Exquisite original wrought iron details, leaded glass, Malibu tiles and hand hewn beamed ceilings can be found throughout.
When step inside, you’ll find an octagonal entry foyer with grand staircase, formal living room with beamed ceiling and over sized formal dining room, both with fireplaces, informal dining room with outdoor terrace, gourmet kitchen, family room with 16th Century fireplace from France, 2 bedroom suites and the master bedroom suite, and a library/media room with wet bar and fireplace. There is also lower level with guest bedroom with separate entrance and garage space.
The grounds feature an expansive grassy yard plus pool, spa, covered lanai with fireplace, cabana, meandering pathways, room for a tennis court and a rose garden with vegetables and citrus trees. There is also a separate guest house with living room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The rare combination of this prime location, the architectural integrity, the amount of flat land and the remarkable views make this one of the most distinctive properties in Beverly Hills.