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Hearst estate sells for $16M over bidding price at auction

After 14 years of stagnation, the long-defunct Hearst estate turned the topic of a bidding conflict right now — touchdown a $63.1 million provide.

The seemingly unsellable house was set to promote for $47 million to Los Angeles-based funding company Berggruen Holdings, pending an auction the place overbids have been attainable — and right now’s auction didn’t disappoint.

Five “overbidders” bid on the eight-bed, 15-bath Beverly Hills property right now, driving up Berggruen proprietor Nicolas Berggruen’s bid to $63.1 million by the point the auction closed.


The estate obtained 71 inquires, 41 non-public showings, 12 written provides and 5 overbidders at the auction right now, a consultant informed The Post.

“We believe the auction will go over the current accepted price because of all the activity we have,” itemizing dealer Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates informed The Post after they accepted the $47 million provide from Los Angeles-based funding company Berggruen Holdings.

A fountain in entrance of the home is pictured at twilight.
Jim Bartsch
All outdoor statues are excluded from the sale.
All outside statues are excluded from the sale.
Jim Bartsch
The gardens’ reflection pools have waterfalls that lead to an Olympic-size swimming pool with Roman pillars.
The gardens’ reflection swimming pools have waterfalls that result in an Olympic-size swimming pool with Roman pillars.
Jim Bartsch

The Italian and Spanish-style mansion has been on and off the market for between $69.95 and $195 million since 2007.

The 29,000-square-foot home (35,000 sq. ft together with visitor homes and different buildings on the property) has an Art Deco nightclub, a wine cellar, two luxurious house theaters, a spa, a gymnasium, a therapeutic massage room, a billiards room and a lighted tennis court docket.

The gardens, designed by panorama architect Paul Thiene, have reflection swimming pools with waterfalls that result in an Olympic-size swimming pool with Roman pillars. There can be an eight-car storage, a visitor home and several other workers workplaces. 

The etched glass behind the bar in the disco room is not included in the sale.
The etched glass behind the bar within the disco room just isn’t included within the sale.
Simon Berlyn
The dining room is pictured.
The eating room is pictured.
Simon Berlyn
The billiards room is pictured.
The billiards room is pictured.
Jim Bartsch

Recently recognized for its ties to Beyoncé and “The Godfather,” the manse first gained notoriety as the three.5-acre house of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and his companion, actress Marion Davies. It would later develop into the honeymoon vacation spot of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy and JFK’s presidential election headquarters.

The vendor, litigator and financier Leonard Ross seems to now not be in chapter proceedings after first submitting over a decade in the past. Property taxes, which have been in default on the property since 2019, will probably be paid by way of escrow on the sale transaction, in keeping with the court docket paperwork.

The itemizing group included Anthony Marguleas of Amalfi Estates, Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, and Zizi Pak and John Gould of Rodeo Realty. Berggruen was represented by Drew Fenton and Linda May of Hilton & Hyland.

The legal professional coordinating bidders didn’t instantly reply to The Post’s request for remark.

The library is pictured.
The library is pictured.
Jim Bartsch
A dining room is pictured; the wood doors are not included in the sale.
A eating room is pictured; the wooden doorways are usually not included within the sale.
Simon Berlyn
A dining area with coffered ceilings is pictured from another angle.
A eating space with coffered ceilings is pictured.
Simon Berlyn


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