About the Design Show
The design show was located at the Greystone Estate. It was hosted by Design House International, the City of Beverly Hills, and the Friends of Greystone. The theme of the event was “The Titans of Business and Best of Design Showcase House.” Each room was designed for successful clients or by famous “Titans” of business, entertainment, technology, and fashion.
About The Greystone Mansion
The Greystone residence, often referred to as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor Revival residence located in Beverly Hills, California. The home is in the prominent community known as the Trousdale Estates. The property is a beautifully landscaped estate with characteristic formal English gardens. Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny gave the Beverly Hills home to his son Edward “Ned” Doheny, Jr., and his family as a present (Very nice present!).
The estate was acquired by the City of Beverly Hills in 1965. It was transformed into a city park in 1971 for the public to enjoy. In 1976, the Dohney Estate was listed as Doheny Estate/Greystone on the National Register of Historic Places 1976.
The address is 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
According to BeverlyHills.org, Ned Doheny was found dead inside the house on February 16, 1929. His longtime friend and supporter Hugh Plunkett was responsible for this apparent murder-suicide. Ned was only 35 years old.
Who Built the Greystone Mansion?
The house was planned by architect Gordon Kaufmann. The project was finished in 1928. The construction of the Beverly Hills estate took three years to complete and was over $3 million, which was unheard of at the time.
Beverly Hills Events
The historic Greystone Mansion and Gardens has become a popular event venue to host galas, design shows (like the one I attended), weddings, and fundraisers in the Los Angeles area. The estate holds weekly events including meditation Mondays and music concerts.
You can even take a self-guided tour of the 1st floor during the first weekend of each month.
What Movies Filmed at the Historic Mansion?
Greystone Mansion is a popular set for filming movies and TV shows. See some of the most famous movies below:
- The Social Network (2010)
- Ghostbusters I (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989)
- Witches of Eastwick (1987)
- The Bodyguard (1992)
- Death Becomes Her (1992)
- Charlies Angels Full Throttle (2002)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Hope you are having a great weekend. Seeing my mom later this morning…looking forward to it.