A 3.2-acre Los Angeles compound with ties to old Hollywood and the tech world hit the market this week for just over $55.5 million.
The hilltop estate was once home to the late Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson, and, later, to the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, who owned it until his death three years ago.
It has 24,370 square feet of living space on 3.2 acres in Beverly Hills, complete with a five-bedroom, 1920s Spanish-style hacienda, a glass-and-steel recording studio, office and guest house and a lighted tennis court, according to Kurt Rappaport of Los Angeles’s Westside Estate Agency, who is representing the property.
It also features “unobstructed city views spanning downtown L.A. to the ocean,” he said in the listing. He declined to comment for this article.
Other amenities include a funicular to move about the estate, a bougainvillea-covered courtyard, a library, a chef’s kitchen and a gym with a massage room, the listing said.
Hudson, who appeared in more than 70 films including “Giant” (1956) and “Pillow Talk” (1959), lived in the home for about 20 years. Then, the property was just over an acre and included a 5,000-square-foot home, chauffeur’s quarters and a theater for about 20 people, according to a 1986 Los Angeles Times article. The actor died in 1985 at the age of 59.
The late Microsoft co-founder purchased the residence in 1997 for just over $9.6 million, according to property records. He owned it until he died in 2018 at age 65, and it is now part of his estate, which is managed by his sister.
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