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Former Sonny and Cher compound may be sold for $93M

Holmby Hills estate was also owned by Tony Curtis and 20th Century Fox founder Joseph Schenck
Sonny and Cher, and the Owlwood estate at 141 South Carolwood Drive

Sonny and Cher, and the Owlwood estate at 141 South Carolwood Drive

Rumor has it that Sonny and Cher’s old Bel Air pad is about to be sold for around $93 million, Variety reported.

If the transaction closes, it would be the second largest sale of the year so far, behind the $100 million deal for the Playboy Mansion.

Located in the prestigious Holmby Hills neighborhood, the 10-acre estate, known as Owlwood, is anchored by a 12,200-square-foot Tuscan-style manse. Designed by architect Robert Farquhar, the 1930s-era home has nine bedrooms, a dozen bathrooms and a sprawling living room complete with a marble fireplace and solid oak paneling. Outside, there is a swimming pool,  a sunken tennis court, manned guardhouses and two separate guesthouses.

The residence boasts a long list of illustrious former owners in addition to the pop duo. Originally built for Florence Letts Quinn, the ex-wife of department store mogul Arthur Letts Jr., the house was later passed to 20th Century Fox founder Joseph Schenck (his affair with Marilyn Monroe allegedly began here), Superior Oil founder William Keck and actor Tony Curtis. Sonny and Cher acquired the home in 1974 for $750,000. [Variety]Cathaleen Chen

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