1. Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Estate
Zsa Zsa Gabor and husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt’s almost-9,000-square-foot elaborate house was built by Howard Hughes and was owned by Elvis Presley. The allure and enchantment of this home might be equivalent only to Zsa Zsa herself.
Featured in the film Argo, the home overlooks downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous expansive terraces where many presidents, dignitaries, and celebrities have been entertained including Queen Elizabeth and Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. The property has six bedrooms, seven baths, and tons of room for entertaining, with antique fireplaces and elegant sitting areas throughout the John Elgin Woolf architecture.
2. The Wehba Mansion
Located at 9577 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, the Wehba Mansion was built by the real estate tycoon C. Frederick Wehba for a reported forty million dollars. This house features 36,000 square feet, almost an entire acre layout sitting on two acres in a prime location. There are gold doorknobs on the thirteen bathrooms, and nine bedrooms overlooking a tennis court and pool.
3. Jennifer Aniston’s Home
The $42 million home of Jennifer Aniston, christened “Ohana” (which means “extended family” in Hawaiian), presents spectacular views from a one-acre plot of Trousdale Estates land. With five bedrooms, seven and a half baths, a gym, and more, this 10,000-square-foot house features outdoor fireplaces with an outdoor living room and kitchen surrounded by a pool, spa, and fountains.
The kitchen includes a fire-burning pizza oven and a second larger professional catering kitchen tucked behind. There is an eclectic game room, and the master bedroom has a television that rises up from the floor at command. The fingerprint security system is state of the art and said to protect not only the occupants, but Jennifer’s jewelry collection as well.
4. Dick Clark’s House
Dick Clark’s Flintstone-esque house sits on 23 secluded acres and, because of the cave-like architecture, has become affectionately known as the Flintstone house. The house is something to see, yet has only one bedroom and two baths. This stone-age crib has ocean and mountain views as well as scenery that includes the city of Los Angeles. Glass walls take advantage of the impressive views from every room. The vaulted ceilings create a roomy and magical feel, and there is a fireplace in the single bedroom.
5. La Villa Contenta
Eddie Murphy’s house, La Villa Contenta, is a 20,000-square-foot mansion on eight acres. Murphy has one of the highest property tax bills in Beverly Hills, at almost a quarter million dollars annually. The house, which looks more like a resort, sits on more than three acres along with a pool, tennis court, and loads of palm trees.
Bonus House: The Ennis House
Appearing more as a temple than a house, the Ennis House built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 is a must-see. This heavy extended throng of 16-by-16-inch textured concrete blocks sits majestically on top of a hill that overlooks Griffith Park in Los Angeles.