Steven is in Top 1% of CB Sunset Strips Agents ARCHITECTURAL & ESTATES DIRECTOR
This enclave is adjacent to Beverly Hills and is known for top business executives, glamorous celebrities, Writers, Managers, Producers and Directors. Private walled and gated Estates with entertainment pools and city and ocean views. Current and former residents include Leonardo Di Caprio, Madonna, Richard Gere, Britney Spears, Tori Spelling, Ellen DeGeneres, IceT, Halle Berry, jennifer Anniston and Jerry Seinfeld.
It is conveniently located just North of Sunset Boulevard, above the hottest sight-seeing, star gazing, shopping, and the best nightlife in Southern California. The House of Blues, Roxy, the Comedy Store, to Oscar parties at Spago's, Le Dome, Ian Schrager's Mondrian Hotel, inside with the "who's who" crowd at Skybar, to dining at the art deco landmark "Fenix" in the Argyle Hotel, or just lounging California style at Chateau Marmont.
History of The Doheny Family
In 1925, Edward Doheny, the most successful oil producer of his time, gave his son Edward "Ned" Lawrence Doheny, Jr. a 12.58-acre land parcel. It was part of the original 425-acre Greystone land parcel, the largest family estate in the history of Beverly Hills.
Construction of Ned Doheny's estate began in February of 1927 and was completed a year later at a cost of $3,166,780. Ned, his wife Lucy, and their five children moved into the mansion in September of 1928. The home included 55 rooms in 46,054 square feet of living space. The estate also included tennis courts, a swimming pool, a green house, a fire station and kennels. Sadly, Mr. Doheny was murdered in this home, a very rare unsolved mystery in Beverly Hills.
In 1954, the largest portion of the property was sold to Paul Trousdale Corporation and became the adjacent residential neighborhood of very beautiful "Trousdale Estates" homes. In 1955, the remaining 18.3 acres of land, including Greystone Mansion, were sold to Henry Crown of the Park Grey Corporation, Chicago, for $1.5 million, but Mr. Crown never occupied the site.
The mansion remained vacant until 1965, when the City of Beverly Hills purchased the property from Mr. Crown for $1.3 million, planning to locate the City's largest water reservoir, a 19-million gallon tank, on the site. In 1971, the entire site, including the mansion, was formally dedicated as a City of Beverly Hills public park. In 1976, Greystone Mansion was recognized as a historic landmark and placed on the Registry of Historic Places. It is the site of many civic events, weddings, filming, a summer day camp and the City's tree farm.
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Steven Spreafico is not just a Sunset Strip realtor, he also covers West Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Doheny Estates, and Sunset Plaza. Steven Spreafico has been selling homes for sale around Hollywood for around 30 years. Sunset Strip properties are his passion & getting listings as a celebrity real estate broker by walking up & down Sunset Plaza has made him the king of Sunset Strip estate properties.