The Greystone Mansion stands with all its glory, in Beverly Hills of California, United States of America. The Greystone Mansion, also known as Doheny Mansion was built in 1928. It was the most expensively constructed Mansions with a budget of 3 million dollars of California at that time. The Mansion owner oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny gifted this master piece, by Architect Gordon Kaufmann, to his son Edward “Ned” Doheny, Junior, and his family. Later in the year 1965, the Greystone Mansion was purchased by state of Beverly Hills.
The Classy Greystone Mansion is a Tudor-style former residence with 55 elegant rooms on an area of 46,000 sq ft (4,300 m2). The total area of the landscaped Greystone Mansion including the breath taking English Gardens is 16 acres (6.5 ha) of land. The Greystone Mansion after being declared as estate property was opened for public as a city part in 1971. The Greystone Mansion was also added to the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1976 as Doheny Estate/Greystone.
The interesting fact about the Greystone Mansion is that it has repeatedly been used in Hollywood movies and TV series. The Mansion is at a fifteen minutes’ drive from Hollywood. The house with its most famous chekered floor, the gardens and grounds has been featured in more than 100 movies, songs and TV series. The descending staircase along with the checkered floor has been the most repeatedly famous sets in cinema. The Mansion also has a spooky story of Ned linked with it. It is said that either he was murdered or he committed suicide. The story is still a mystery.
The Greystone Mansion has keen visitors from round the globe, in almost every season. The park is open with restaurants. The Greystone Park is a beautiful spot for special events i.e. the Beverly Hills Flower & Garden Festival, Manor, play in pool, The Annual Hollywood Ball, an annual Concours d’Elegance car show and Catskills West. The Catskills West along with a theatre arts and drama camp starts from the mid of June and ends in August. The Manor is performed to tell the tale of Doheny family since 2002.
The Google rating for Greystone Mansion is 4.7 stars. Most of the tourists recommend it as a must see. The evenings in the Mansion are as classy as the interior. The environment connects the visitor to the history through the architecture and the magical manicured grounds. The Greystone Mansion is without a doubt the gem of Beverly Hills.