Bella Vista, one of Beverly Hills’ original silver screen mansions, is currently on the market. Decked out with an opium den and a redwood tree floor, the Spanish-style spot was built in the early 1920s by architect John Byers for film director King Vidor (“War and Peace,” “The Fountainhead”). Eventually, the swanky pad fell into the hands of actor John Barrymore (“Moby Dick,” “Don Juan,” “Svengali”).
The home roosts on 3.44 acres, spanning 6,976 square feet with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The opium den and the redwood tree trunk floor in the pub (where many Hollywood elite were entertained) have been preserved for nostalgia purposes. Also included are two guest cottages and a newly constructed, 21st century two-story guesthouse with two additional bedrooms, two kitchens and two living rooms.
Barrymore lived in the home until he died in 1942. The home was then purchased by film director Tony Scott (“Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Days of Thunder”).
Listed for: $25 million