Twelvetrees

When Manheim and Cercone bought their first personal residence—built in the 20’s for silent film star, Helen Twelvetrees—it was an abandoned, graffiti-covered crash-pad. With little funding and even less expertise, the couple rolled up their sleeves and personally restored the crumbling edifice to its former Old Hollywood glamour. As for the 12 X 12 foot beehive discovered in the kitchen wall? The couple had honey for years!

Features: Five bedrooms/7 baths; gated entry and driveway; walled courtyard with koi pond and fountain; owner’s suite with sitting room; formal, paneled dining room; sunroom; mature landscaping; 180 degree city views; custom leaded glass windows; diver’s pool with Jacuzzi and pool pavilion; sleeping porch; guest house and walk in vault.

The property sold with multiple offers over its asking price, establishing the high price-point for its location.