A massive, modern Los Angeles mansion sitting on a property that was once home to jazz musician Artie Shaw and actress Lana Turner is going on the market for $46.5 million.
Mr. Shaw, a clarinetist and bandleader, purchased the hilltop property on Summitridge Drive around 1939, and Ms. Turner lived there with him in 1940 during their short marriage, according to the book “Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet: His Life and Times” by Tom Nolan. The address lent its name to of one Mr. Shaw’s most popular works, “Summit Ridge Drive,” which was written and rehearsed at the house.
According to public records the seller is Henry Winterstern, a 63-year-old Canada-born financier and a producer credited with movies like “Hard Kill” with Bruce Willis and “Escape Plan 2” with Sylvester Stallone. Mr. Winterstern bought the property in 2012 for $2.9 million, records said, later purchasing an adjacent lot as well. He demolished the ranch house and built a new one on the two lots, spending years completing it.
In Beverly Hills Post Office, the new compound encompasses about 21,000 square feet between the five-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom guesthouse.
The new house has “every conceivable” amenity, said Mr. Rappaport, from a zero-edge infinity pool to a rooftop bar and Jacuzzi. There is a cigar lounge and custom-built humidor, as well as a game room, a screening room and a glass elevator. With views of downtown Los Angeles to the ocean, the property is about 1 acre and contains a sculpture garden, Mr. Rappaport said.
Article source: Mansion Global