Rod Stewart puts $70M price on English Country estate in Beverly Park
British rocker’s house features a 200-year-old crystal chandelier
Rod Stewart has listed his 28,000-square-foot, custom-built mansion in Beverly Park for $70 million.
The British rocker behind such hits as “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” has put his English Country-style estate at 23 Beverly Park Terrace up for sale, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The musician bought the 3.3-acre lot in the gated celebrity enclave in 1991 for $12 million.
A couple of years later, he enlisted architect Richard Landry to design the nine-bedroom, 13-bathroom manor house.
The yellow, two-story mansion that some compare to a French chateau has patterned marble floors, wood paneling, crystal chandeliers and egg-and-dart moldings.
The 33,000-square-foot estate comes with a three-story guesthouse, three-door garage and two gyms, plus a pool and a full-size soccer field, for which Stewart is a major fan, according to listing agent Michelle Oliver of Douglas Elliman.
It’s not clear why Stewart, 78 and married to model Penny Lancaster, wants to move. He’s got another home in Palm Beach, Fla.
The Los Angeles home, featured nearly two decades ago in Architectural Digest, has two ornate double glass doors flanked by four Corinthian columns.
Inside, a grand foyer has marble floors, more Corinthian columns and ornate mirrors. While the house is filled with statues, paintings and busts, Oliver said they’re not included in the sale.
The Neoclassical interior has a living room with a 200-year-old French crystal chandelier, a bar, fireplace and French doors leading to a covered loggia overlooking the gardens.
Highlights include a wood-paneled library with a chandelier, a formal dining room big enough to seat 20 guests, a “speakeasy” with green wood paneling and a screening room.
Oliver said the property is unusual for L.A., where many estates at similar prices are more modern and glassy. She said she hopes the property will appeal to buyers who are looking for “a return to maximalism” and to “something that looks different and stands out.”
Price expectations may not match market reality in Beverly Park, located in Beverly Hills’ 90210.
In February, Mark Wahlberg sold his Beverly Park home for $55 million at 71 Beverly Park, or $32.5 million less than he sought last spring. Another estate that had once sought $165 million traded for $52 million.
— Dana Bartholomew