Greystone Mansion

A Gothic Revival mansion in Beverly Hills with a dark past.

An aerial view of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

In 1926, Edward "Ned" Laurence Doheny, Jr., was given 12.58 acres of land in Beverly Hills as a gift from his oil mogul father. The following year, construction of Greystone Mansion began and was completed September of 1928, costing more than $3 million. The result is a striking 19th-century English Gothic Revival structure with an interior inspired by 18th-century England. The mansion encompasses 46,054 square feet and contains a total of 67 rooms, tennis courts, swimming pool, kennels, waterfalls, lakes, stables, a greenhouse and playhouse.

Edward Doheny Jr., and his family made the mansion their home immediately after its completion. Barely five months had passed when tragedy struck and the bodies of Ned and his assistant Hugh Plunkett were found in the mansion. The incident was deemed a murder-suicide with the official conclusion being that Plunkett killed Ned over some dispute before taking his own life. His wife, Lucy Smith Doheny, would continue to live in the mansion until 1955 when she sold the property.

Eventually, the city of Beverly Hills acquired the grounds and designated Greystone as a city park. In 1976, the mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the property is used for special events, photo shoots and movies. Films featuring Greystone include "The Social Network," "The Holiday," "X-Men" (2000), "Death Becomes Her," "There Will Be Blood" and "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" to name just a few.

The grounds are open to the public daily at no cost from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time). Check the website's calendar of events to attend a mansion tour.

Attraction Information

Address

905 Loma Vista Dr. Beverly Hills CA 90210 U.S.

Contact

310-285-6830 Attraction’s Website

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