Photographs Courtesy of The MLS
Often referred to as the “King” of media based on his 60 years on radio and TV, Larry King and his soon-to-be ex-wife Shawn Southwick have put their stunning Tuscan-style mansion in Beverly Hills on the market for $16.995 million. The then-couple purchased the property in 2007 for $11.75 million, so they’re poised to make a tidy profit.The 85-year-old filed for divorce from his 7th wife in August and wasted no time listing the home, a bargain for some buyers based on its address and its clear Beverly Hills sensibility. From the gracious double-height rotunda entry with twin-curved staircases, this 10,810-square-foot house offers the perfect blend of communal space and ultimate privacy, with lavish finishes throughout. The large living and dining rooms are perfect for entertaining Hollywood’s elite, and the seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms ensure all guests are treated like royalty.As one would expect from a media mogul, there is state-of-the-art technology throughout and a massive high-end kitchen where private chefs can whip up delicious meals. The sunny breakfast room nearby overlooks pristine gardens, making it an ideal spot to start the day with morning coffee. The crown jewel of the home, however, is no doubt the enormous master suite. It holds a statement fireplace, separate sitting room, dual bathrooms, and a multi-person jetted tub.The manicured half-acre grounds are a sight to behold. After all, what would a Beverly Hills estate be without a couple of angelic statues that spout water into a dark-bottom swimming pool? All for the taking, this home is for a discerning buyer with about $17 million to spend.Power-broker Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency
holds the listing, which Mansion Global
first reported is for sale.