Greystone Mansion 

 

If you live in the Beverly Hills area or ever plan to, the Greystone Mansion should be at the top of your must-see list of exclusive properties to visit. This magnificent 24-acre estate, built-in 1926, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and displays more than 80 pieces of original art. The property has been home to some of America’s most famous celebrities, like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Clint Eastwood. Greystone Mansion’s current owners, the Sherman family, have made the property open to the public, so visitors can see for themselves why the property has hosted so many famous faces. Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA is the former home of the late movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, and it’s currently used as a film and TV studio.

Greystone Mansion’s grounds, like the mansion itself, are undergoing a multi-faceted restoration. The mansion’s formal first-floor interiors, where the Von Saher family once lived, have been fully restored and returned to the early years of the 20th century. The second floor, which was the servants’ quarters, is being restored to the 1930s and 1940s. In addition, the grounds themselves are being restored to their historic landscape design. The gardens surrounding the mansion have been replanted with a wide variety of plants, including some of the species that were originally planted there.

The grounds of the Greystone Mansion are amazing, and I couldn’t stop taking pictures. There are three different gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, and a Garden of Fragrance. The Japanese garden is my favorite because of the large pond and the beautiful little bridges. It looks like a small section from the Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. (Which I learned after a quick google search.) It’s truly magical.

The mansion was built in 1914 by Captain Willard C. Butcher, a Milwaukee lumber baron. Butcher’s family lived in the mansion until the early 1940s. The house then became the campus of the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, which opened in 1913.

The Greystone Mansion was never intended to be a hotel. The first owners used it as a single-family residence, the second owners made it a psychiatric hospital and the third owners, the Greystone Park Psychiatric Foundation, converted it into a hotel. It cost $300,000 to make the mansion suitable for use as a hotel. The Greystone Foundation did much of the work. Greystone Mansion was built in 1912 by wealthy lumber baron Albert Facchina. The mansion is an excellent example of the Tudor Revival style of architecture, which is characterized by irregular, multi-angled walls, steeply pitched roofs, and prominent half-timbering.

One of the most photographed homes in America, the Greystone Mansion is a Beaux-Arts-style house built between 1914 and 1917. The home’s grounds are immaculately landscaped with formal gardens, a swimming pool, fountains, statuary, and many other amenities. The house is a listed National Historic Landmark and has been featured in numerous films and television shows.

Greystone Mansion, in Beverly Hills California, was built in 1914 by Adolphus Busch Jr., son of Adolphus Busch, the co-founder of the Anheuser-Busch brewing empire. It was designed by the same architects that built Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. The Greystone Mansion has approximately 80 rooms and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and is a California Historical Landmark. The big house had 40 rooms and was built in 1887. It was the first mansion in Balboa Park and was built for M.L. De La Vergne and his family. The De La Vergne family was prominent in San Diego’s history. M.L. was a newspaperman and chief editor of the San Diego Evening Bee in 1887. He was also the founder of the San Diego Historical Society (now known as the Historical Society of San Diego County) and its president for 20 years.