- Back in February, Bezos became the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills, California, that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.
- The estate features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guesthouses, a pool, and a tennis court.
- Then, in August, both Variety and Daily Mail reported that Bezos had become the new owner of an adjacent house, which he is said to have purchased for $10 million in July.
- The three bedroom, five bathroom house is directly next door to the Warner estate and shares a hedge with the compound.
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Jeff Bezos appears to be compiling a massive Beverly Hills compound.
Back in February, the Amazon CEO purchased the Warner estate, a piece of Hollywood history belonging to billionaire David Geffen. The $165 million sale broke a record for the most expensive home sale in California state history.
Then, in July, Bezos appeared to make another purchase, this time right next door: a $10 million home that shares a hedge line with the Warner estate. According to property records viewed by both Variety and Daily Mail, Bezos is the new owner of the 1930s-era home on a side street in Beverly Hills' Benedict Canyon neighborhood.
A spokesperson for Amazon did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment on the sale.
While there are few photos of the estate and the adjacent home, Los Angeles County has plenty of aerial views of the property that give us our best look yet at Bezos' rumored purchases.
Warner started constructing the property in 1926, beginning with three acres of what used to be farmland in Beverly Hills, California. Slowly but surely, Warner started adding parcels of adjacent land and building out the grounds of the estate, adding a golf course and two ponds.
Source: Architectural DigestWarner liked to throw extravagant parties that were attended by stars like Olivia de Havilland and Jimmy Stewart and moguls like Howard Hughes. An invitation to a party at the estate was apparently one of the most sought-after in Hollywood in the late 1930s and early '40s.
Warner filled the estate with expensive art, including a portrait of his wife, Ann, painted by Salvador Dali, according to Architectural Digest.
Source: Architectural DigestWarner died in 1978, and Ann Warner owned the house until she died in 1990. That same year, the music and movie tycoon David Geffen bought the whole estate, including the art, for $47.5 million, according to Forbes. The sale set a record at the time.
Source: Business InsiderBezos has vacationed aboard the yacht near the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain. Last year, he was pictured on the deck of the yacht alongside former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, model Karlie Kloss, and investor Josh Kushner.
Geffen frequently hosts high-powered celebrities on the 400-foot-plus Rising Sun. Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, and Barack and Michelle Obama have all been spotted on board.
Source: Business InsiderIn February, Bezos became the new owner of the Warner estate, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that Bezos purchased the property for $165 million, making it the most expensive home sale in California history. No brokers were involved in the sale, according to The Journal.
Source: The Wall Street JournalBezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, had been house hunting in Los Angeles and touring mansions throughout the area in previous weeks, the New York Post reported.
Source: New York PostThe Warner estate spans eight acres and is situated in the Benedict Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
Source: Los Angeles CountyThe estate promises the utmost privacy. It's surrounded by tall hedges, blocked off by a large gate, and completely hidden from view from the street.
Source: Google MapsThe compound is home to multiple dwellings, including two guesthouses and a 13,600-square-foot mansion. The Georgian-style home has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It includes a floor that was once owned by Napoleon, according to The Journal.
Source: Architectural DigestThe grounds also include a tennis court and manicured gardens. Geffen spent $45 million renovating the property, including $20 million on landscaping alone, The Journal reported.
Source: The Wall Street JournalThere's a large pool and what appears to be an adjacent hot tub outside one of the large guesthouses.
Source: Los Angeles CountyAt one point, the property also included a nine-hole golf course and a "motor court" with a garage and gas pumps, according to Architectural Digest, though it's not clear if those amenities are still on the property.
Source: VarietyThat adjacent property was built in 1930 and was last sold for $5.45 million, according to Variety. It features three bedrooms and five bathrooms, six fireplaces, a rear patio, and rose and vegetable gardens.