Those looking for a home with a history should look no further than the Colonial-style mansion, located at 810 North Linden Drive, in Beverly Hills, California.
Home with a History:
The home, which is listed at nearly $17 million, has a very interesting background. It is the residence where Bugsy Siegel was murdered. While Siegel didn’t own the home, it was leased for his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, who also reportedly worked for the mob. It was at this home, that Siegel was murdered through the front window of the home in 1947.
Expansive Property Inside and Out:
The Spanish-influenced property features a roomy outside entertaining area that spans a half-acre with a gorgeous, sparkling pool, which was recently redone. It is also perfectly situated less than a mile from the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The house itself, is a whopping 7,092 square feet of luxurious space, with an abundance of sun, which is unlike many of the homes built in the 1920s. The home features high ceilings and plenty of windows, which turned into a bad thing for Siegel.
Many Unique Features:
In addition to the murder of Siegel, the home and other nearby properties were damaged by Howard Hughes when the plane he was piloting hit a couple of homes.
The house also has a tower, and a private room at the top of the space, which is a quiet workspace, perfect for those seeking quiet and solitude. It also includes seven spacious bedrooms and six baths, perfect for entertaining.
The home has a more Palm Beach feel to it than the typical California property. The home was designed by Joseph Fox and Sons and includes a two-floor entry, hand-painted tiles, and a grand staircase with original iron railings.
The property has had several owners but has been owned by Dr. Joel Aronowitz, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, and his wife Fiona Chalom, who purchased the home in 2003. Aronowitz is well known for working with many celebrities, including Suzanne Sommers.
Bugsy Siegel became famous for introducing the mob to the desert and founding the Flamingo Hotel. Back in the 40s, Vegas was controlled by the mob. Siegel worked enforcing the mob’s rules and generating income for the group outside of the east coast and Midwest.
For years, mystery surrounded the murder of Bugsy Siegel, which many thought was a mob hit, but now, it appears that Siegel may have been cheating on his Mistress, Virginia Hill, and killed by the husband of his second mistress.
The home is currently being listed by Myra Nourmand.