The Riviera White House

Ronald Reagan loved wide-open spaces. In 1956, he found a piece of land in the Palisades Riviera with views from Griffith Park to the Channel Islands and built the home where he would raise his family, serve as head of SAG, Governor of California and President Of The United States.

The Reagan’s house was taken down, but cognizant of the site’s historical importance, Jaman salvaged significant items to incorporate into the new build. An example is the rusted shower door from the Reagans’ private bath. Jaman installed the door in the new library bathroom with a plaque that reads, “On this spot, on election night, November 4th 1980, former California Governor Ronald Reagan was in the shower, his wife Nancy was taking a bath. The phone rang and Nancy answered. She handed the phone to her husband and, as water cascaded over him, he heard Jimmy Carter’s voice: “Congratulations Mr. Reagan. You’re President of The United States”.

FEATURES: Six bedrooms/10 baths; 6 fireplaces; 75 foot covered veranda with fireplace and TV; 2-story formal entry with atrium skylight; 2000 bottle wine-room; paneled library opening to (of course) a presidential rose garden; professional, home theatre; dining room with custom designed Hilden Diaz chandelier; family room/kitchen designed with chef Gino Angelini, featuring a custom Officino Gullo range and antique Stilnovo chandelier; butler’s pantry; staff quarters; elevator; owner’s suite with 40’ private terrace, sitting room, double dressing rooms and baths, steam shower and sauna; pool with invisible spa; full exterior kitchen with bar and pizza oven; 2-car garage; car gallery with beer station; fountained, gas-lanterned grounds landscaped with 100 year old olive trees. Throughout: 10–14ft. antique beamed ceilings; French oak flooring; rare fireplace surrounds; steel doors and gates and…the restored bar where Governor Reagan gathered his closest advisors to make the decision to run for president.