"The rich keep getting richer," says the L.A. Times, and that's a good thing: if you're interested in purchasing the former Beverly Hills abode of storied newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Known as "Beverly House", it's a piece of both media, political and Hollywood history. It was there that Hearst lived with actress Marion Davies from 1947 until his death in 1951. John F. Kennedy spent a portion of his honeymoon with Jackie O at the estate, which he later used as the West Coast headquarters of his Presidential campaign. And, perhaps most notably, Beverly House served as the venue for the famous "horse's head" scene from The Godfather.
But if you want to purchase this home, in an "up-and-coming neighborhood," you'd better be rolling with the tallest of dollars. The list price? A cool $165,000,000. Hearst, by the way, paid $120,000 for the property.
Anyway, act now, before Rupert Murdoch buys it as a place for his grandchildren to stow their scuba gear, or something.
Priced to sell: $165,000,000 [L.A. Times]