Movie Producer Lists Revamped Circa-1926 L.A. Mansion Once Home to Billionaire Howard Hughes

Talk about Old Hollywood glamour. A Roland E. Coate-designed Los Angeles home originally built in 1926 and tucked on the eighth green of Wilshire Country Club is looking for its next act. The Spanish-style residence in Hancock Park, long established as an affluent, celebrity-friendly L.A. enclave, is currently listed for $23 million.

Let’s talk about the characters who have previously resided here. The 10,179-square-foot spread was originally built for socialite Eva K. Fudger. Its second claim to fame came around when billionaire Howard Hughes, a true renaissance man known for his triumphs in aviation, business, philanthropy, and film, moved in with his family. In 2011, current owners Ash and Niroupa Shah became the latest figures to call its storied halls home. Not unlike Hughes, Ash Shah is a movie producer-turned-businessman behind the Danny Trejo brands.

The sellers extensively restored, updated, and expanded the historic home with 21st-century flair while maintaining its original charm. All in all, the 10,179-square-foot residence, which has been featured in The New York Times, boasts eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and five half-baths. New inhabitants may also swoon over the 24-foot kitchen island, 2,500-bottle wine vault, and posh screening room.

As if the golf course in the backyard isn’t picturesque enough, the yard boasts a cobblestone courtyard with a fireplace, stone pizza oven, and swimming pool. With views of the Hollywood sign in the distance, it doesn’t get much more L.A. than this.

F. Ron Smith and David Berg of Smith & Berg Partners at Compass hold the ritzy listing.