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Historic Greystone Mansion and Park

Historic Greystone Mansion and Park

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Incredible getaway for a lazy afternoon – free and SO close!

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In 1926, Edward Laurence Doheny gifted his son Edward “Ned” Laurence Doheny Jr., and his daughter-in-law Lucy, with a 12.58 acres parcel of land. Greystone mansion was built on this land at a cost of $3,135,563 (That’s about $50 million with inflation today!). It became the most expensive home built in California up to that point. The city purchased Greystone and the grounds for $1,100,000 on November 3, 1965. The grounds were converted into a park and a site for a 19,300,000 gallon subsurface reservoir. The City of Beverly Hills formally dedicated Greystone Park in 1971. On April 23, 1976 Greystone was added to the Department of Interior’s National Register of Historic Places.

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Today, Greystone serves as the setting for a myriad of cultural and educational activities. Movies, commercials, T.V. shows and photo shoots are a major source of revenue for the upkeep of Greystone as are the exclusive weddings and reception sites located throughout the grounds. Most of all, Greystone provides the visitor with the opportunity for a quiet moment in a pastoral park, offering sweeping panoramic views of the city below, moments away from a busy urban environment.

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The interior is 18th century in style and includes fifty-five livable rooms in 46,054 square feet on 12.58 acres, including the entertainment wing consisting of a theater, bowling alley and billiard room.

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The most recent movie filmed was The Social Network in 2010 and others include Super Hero(2008) , National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), Spider Man III (2007), There Will be Blood (2007), The Holiday (2006), The Prestige (2006), Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006), Charlie’s Angels Full Throtle (2002), Austin Powers: Goldmember (2002) and MANY more!

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You’re only allowed to explore the grounds (which are incredibly fabulous)- exterior only and not interior. But it’s such a beautiful place to hang – feels like another world! Cool things to see – turtles jumping off rocks and diving into the water, waterfalls, streams, gorgeous trees and lawns and architecture…. Definitely bring a camera!

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Historic Greystone Mansion and Park
905 Loma Vista Drive
Beverly Hills, 90210
Directions: Head West on Sunset Blvd and turn right on Doheny Drive. After about half a mile, turn right on Loma Vista Drive. Only about 10 minutes away from our area!

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