Cedarhurst

A circular gated motor court leads you to the entry of this elegant 1926 replica of the Italian Duke d’Alba’s 17th century Spanish villa. Once the home of silent screen film star Norma Talmadge, it was reportedly the most lavish home of its day.

Walled and gated, this hilltop museum-quality architectural masterpiece has breathtaking panoramic views, rich architectural interiors, lush formal gardens and a vibrant Hollywood history. After decades of neglect, Cedarhurst had fallen into tragic disrepair and needed full restoration. A full year’s extensive renovation ensued, which included complete replacement of the structure’s electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems, all new roofing, and a major structural refurbishment. In addition, the renovation reworked and revised several difficult areas of the plan, added new kitchens and bathrooms, and replaced most of the doors and windows.