Sumner Redstone’s postmodern Beverly Hills Post Office mansion is up for sale this spring. The late media tycoon’s 1.89-acre, 15,355 sq. ft. property hit the open market with an asking price of $27.9 million. The estate is anchored by a contemporary Mediterranean that was completed in 1997.
The home’s exterior puts a contemporary spin on a romantic style, but still finds room for some of the more effusive details seen in a Mediterranean, including ornamental wrought iron gates, columns, wall niches, and groin vaulting. Interiors are on the whole bright and cleanly executed, though, with plentiful glass, polished stone floors, soaring ceilings, and LED-backlit tray ceilings all contributing to the living style. Unusual flourishes include a turret with a glass cap, which illuminates the stairwell, and a groin vaulted hallway ceiling.
A step-up rotunda dayroom with a dome ceiling and sliding glass doors, a wine cellar with a tasting room, a fitness room, a game room, a Roman bath-style indoor pool room, and a library are among the interior amenities; the blue ribbon goes to the master spa bath with a raised soaking tub that opens on two sides to the second-floor wraparound terrace.
Outside, a sunken tennis court, a large zero-edge pool, and a loggia are featured amid landscaping that features lawns, gardens, mature plantings, and birdhouses, with views of Los Angeles, nearby canyons, and mountains framing all.
Redstone passed away last August. His net worth was north of $2 billion.