Studio boss Harry Warner reportedly lived here in the 1940s
This imposing Beverly Hills estate was just extravagant enough to stand in for O.J. Simpson’s now-demolished Brentwood mansion on the recent FX miniseries The People V. O.J. Simpson.
Additionally, the palatial residence was reportedly home to Warner Brothers co-founder Harry Warner in the 1940s, when the studio executive was at the peak of his powers. (The listing also notes that Marilyn Monroe might once have stayed in the guest house.)
Built in 1923, the home’s current owner believes it to be the work of famed architect Paul R. Williams, though as the Los Angeles Times recently reported, there’s not much evidence to substantiate that claim.
Regardless of the home’s somewhat cloudy pedigree, it certainly cuts an impressive figure. Situated on over one acre of land, the 12,220-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and seven full-size bathrooms. Features of the French Normandy-style dwelling include elegant beamed ceilings and walls of windows, along with a large dining room, parlor, study, screening room, and gym.
The sprawling grounds feature a sizable garden, tennis court, and a rock-lined pool and spa. On and off the market since summer, the home is asking $39.999 million.
- 1006 North Rexford Drive [Joyce Rey | Coldwell Banker]