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 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.