Larry King Sells Beverly Hills Mansion for $15 Million

courtesy of Joyce Chen


Larry King and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Shawn Southwick, have officially sold off their shared Beverly Hills mansion less than three months after putting it on the market. The massive Tuscan-style home spans 10,810 square feet and comprises seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, spread between a main house and a large poolside guesthouse.

The couple, who purchased the home for $11.75 million back in 2007, originally listed the estate for $16.995 million in October, with the final sale price at $15.5 million. The two-story main house is luxuriously outfitted with imported Italian limestone and Venetian plaster, and sits behind a high-security gate on nearly half an acre of land.

The home opens onto a double-height rotunda with dramatic twin staircases winding up to the second floor, with a skylight situated at the top of the entrance. A formal living room is located directly off the entryway and features a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves; a formal dining room situated on the other side of the entryway boasts its own wood-burning fireplace and several ornate antique light fixtures on the wall. Also on the ground floor is a family room with a coffered wood ceiling and entire walls of built-in bookshelves, as well as an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast nook. A separate breakfast room has easy access to the sunny backyard via a set of French doors.



Upstairs, the master suite is the undeniable highlight of the home, with a separate sitting room with its own fireplace, two bathrooms, and a private terrace accessible through a set of double French doors. The master bathroom features double vanities, a deep-soaking tub, and a jacuzzi-style tub tucked into a cozy, sunlit nook.


Other rooms of note in the home include a game room with its own wet bar, a home office, and a home gym. Outdoors, a swimming pool and spa dominate much of the space, with cherub statues dotting its periphery; an arched loggia with stone columns makes a great spot for outdoor entertaining. A raised-platform patio situated right next to the pool is perfect for alfresco dining. Grassy green lawn fills out the rest of the property, and tall hedges provide ample privacy.

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