William Randolph Hearst’s son lived here: Beverly Hills Post Office manse lists

The home is now owned by a trust associated with the late filmmaker Larry Cohen

Los Angeles /
Jun.June 21, 2019 11:00 AM
David Whitmire Hearst and the home in BHPO
David Whitmire Hearst and the home in BHPO

A Beverly Hills Post Office home once owned by the son of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst has hit the market.

The home that had belonged to David Whitmire Hearst — who was himself a publisher — is listed for $13.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. It’s the first time the 7,300-square-foot pad has been on the market since 1966, when it was sold to filmmaker Larry Cohen. A trust associated with Cohen, who died in March, now owns the property.

The hacienda-style pad sits at the end of a gated driveway and has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It has large arched doorways and exposed wood ceiling beams.

The property totals 1.5 acres, most of which is manicured lawns.

The backyard includes a pool is not quite as grand as the elder Hearst’s Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland has the listing.

David Hearst sold the home to screenwriter Samuel M. Fuller in 1953 for $57,500, according to the Times.

The younger Hearst was also a newspaper publisher. He led the Los Angeles Evening Herald-Express for a decade and was a vice president with the Hearst Corp. until his death in 1986.

The home is near the sprawling estate William Randolph Hearst owned in Beverly Hills, commonly called the Beverly House. The home has been on the market for more than a decade and last fall got a multimillion-dollar price chop. Its list price: $135 million. [LAT]Dennis Lynch 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Kourtney Kardashian and her Madison Club property. (Getty, Madison Club)
Kourtney Kardashian drops $12M on brand new mansion in Palm Springs
Kourtney Kardashian drops $12M on brand new mansion in Palm Springs
Polo G and his Chatsworth compound (Getty, The Agency)
Rapper Polo G buys Chatsworth compound ahead of release of third album
Rapper Polo G buys Chatsworth compound ahead of release of third album
Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman with 4179 Valley Meadow Road (Getty, Redfin)
Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman buy neighboring homes in Encino
Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman buy neighboring homes in Encino
LA Dodgers co-owner Bobby Patton and the property (MLB, Compass)
LA Dodgers co-owner puts Los Feliz estate up for $15M
LA Dodgers co-owner puts Los Feliz estate up for $15M
Tara Lipinski and the 6,779-square-foot home in Pacific Palisades (Getty, Compass)
Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski lands Pacific Palisades home
Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski lands Pacific Palisades home
Tony Gonzalez and 807 Cinthia Street (Getty, Redfin)
NFL great Tony Gonzalez scores $21M mansion sale
NFL great Tony Gonzalez scores $21M mansion sale
Sugar Ray Leonard and his Pacific Palisades property. (Getty, Hilton & Hyland)
Sugar Ray Leonard relists Pacific Palisades mansion with discount
Sugar Ray Leonard relists Pacific Palisades mansion with discount
Victoria Jackson and Bill Guthy with the Sunset Strip home (Guthry Jackson Foundation, Westside Estate Agency)
Bill Guthy and Victoria Jackson list Sunset Strip home for $8.5M
Bill Guthy and Victoria Jackson list Sunset Strip home for $8.5M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...