04/03/2011 12:32 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2011

Wallace Neff Beverly Hills Estate For $15.9 Million

For the first time in forty years, this four bedroom, six bathroom Beverly Hills mansion is on the market with a price tag of $15.9 million. The French-inspired home was designed by none other than architect Wallace Neff, called the "Pioneer of the California style." According to the LA Times Neff was considered an "'architect to the stars from the 1930s to the '60s," designing homes once owned by celebs like Judy Garland. Even today's celebrities--like Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt--can be counted among the people who have owned a Neff home. According to the Movieland Directory, screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz (who, with Orson Welles, wrote a little movie called Citizen Kane) once occupied this particular home in the 1940s.

This Neff estate was restored and updated in 2009, though its features still recall a classical aesthetic with its oval entry hall, formal dining room, and mahogany-paneled library. Other features include a master suite with dual bathrooms and closets, a professional screening room, and a gourmet kitchen. The 1.19 acre estate also has manicured gardens, as well as a pool and spa overlooking the city below.

Photos by Nick Springett courtesy of the official listing with Drew Fenton, Hilton & Hyland