The gorgeous house was once owned by William Randolph Hearst.
Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

‘The Godfather’ Mansion Hits the Market for $135 Million

The Beverly Hills house is also where Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy spent their honeymoon

Having sold just two years ago, the storied Beverly Hills house where The Godfather was filmed has hit the market again for a stunning $135 million, making it one of the most expensive homes in the world.

The 19-bedroom estate sits on 3.5 acres in the heart of Beverly Hills, behind wrought-iron gates. Designed by Gordon Kaufmann in 1926 for a banker named Milton Getz, the sprawling Mediterranean-style house was later purchased by publisher William Randolph Hearst and Hollywood star Marion Davies. At the request of the couple, herringbone parquet floors and a fireplace were removed from Hearst Castle and installed at the house.

Another boon to the history of the property: Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy spent their honeymoon at the grand estate in 1953.

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Movie buffs will recognize the house from one of the most memorable scenes in The Godfather, when a film executive crosses Don Corleone and winds up with a horse’s head in his bed. Scenes from the Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard were also shot on the property.

At more than 50,000 square feet, the residence contains a vast entry hall with a loggia, a garden-view bar, a billiard room, a ballroom, a home theater, and a two-story library with hand-carved millwork.

In addition to the stunning interiors, the house boasts a lit tennis court, a swimming pool, two ponds, a spa, fountains, an 800-foot-long driveway, and expertly manicured grounds. A separate two-bedroom apartment and a one-bedroom security cottage round out the property.

The architectural gem is listed with Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.

The stunning entry hall features carved woodwork adorning the ceiling. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The wood-paneled, two-story library is straight out of a fairy tale. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The beautiful mirrored dining room. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
A second dining room featuring intricate Mediterranean details. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The hallway features stucco ceilings that add to the home’s Grecian aesthetic. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
An aerial view of the sprawling property. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The heated pool is surrounded by loggias on three sides. Photo: Photos by Jim Bartsch. Courtesy of Jade Mills/Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

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