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Beverly Hills house steeped in history sells for $14.7M

Dubbed the Harvey Mudd estate, the property boasts a long line of famous owners

July 25, 2016 10:30AM

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Harvey Mudd and his eponymous former estate at 1240 Benedict Canyon Drive

Harvey Mudd and his eponymous former estate at 1240 Benedict Canyon Drive

The prestigious Harvey Mudd estate in Beverly Hills recently sold for $14.7 million in an off-market deal.

Sotheby’s Victoria Risko and Stephen Resnick of Hilton and Hyland represented the seller in the transaction, the L.A. Times reported.

Notable former residents of the English-style compound include mining engineer Mudd, oil magnate Harry Rothschild and Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau.

The Mudds lived there from 1922 to 1958. The property most recently sold for $6.3 million in 2010.

The residence, designed by architect Elmer Grey, has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It features a conservatory, library and sunroom. Outside, there are multiple terraces and patios, as well as a pool with a waterfall. [LAT]Cathaleen Chen

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