Former Home of Howard Hughes, Featured in ‘The Aviator’, Hits Market for £18m

The residence once owned by the iconic business magnate, film producer, and record-breaking aviator Howard Hughes has been listed for sale, showcasing a wine vault capable of housing 2,500 bottles.

This historic mansion gained prominence in the late 1920s when Hughes emerged as a film mogul, achieving fame through groundbreaking and controversial movies such as ‘The Racket,’ ‘Hell’s Angels,’ and ‘Scarface.’ In the realm of aviation, Hughes secured multiple world air speed records and engineered the largest flying boat in history, solidifying his reputation as an aviation pioneer.

Hughes’ passion for aviation and cinema intersected in his movie ‘The Aviator,’ for which he utilized his eight-bedroom mansion as part of the film set. He acquired this residence in 1928, and now, almost a century later, the opulent property is on the market.

Encompassing an impressive 10,179 sq ft, the residence comprises seven full bathrooms, five half bathrooms, and a grand 24-foot kitchen island. Each of the eight bedrooms features double beds, capacious wardrobes, en-suite bathrooms, and scenic views of the sprawling 0.6-acre grounds.

The chef’s kitchen boasts brass countertops and walls that lend a radiant glow, along with a 24-foot kitchen island that leads into a cozy sitting area adorned with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

For wine enthusiasts, a temperature-controlled vault capable of accommodating 2,500 bottles is a notable feature.

Outside, a cobblestone courtyard plays host to an outdoor fireplace, providing an excellent space for gatherings. The property further boasts an inviting pool, a custom-built stone pizza oven, and multiple lounge areas, designed with hosting in mind.

An attached guest residence comes complete with a full kitchen and bathroom, offering a comfortable stay for visiting guests.

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Positioned adjacent to a vast golf course, residents can conveniently indulge in their passion for golf with just a minute’s stroll.

Situated in Los Angeles, California, USA, this Spanish Revival Estate is tucked behind a gated driveway that leads to a motor court, a three-car garage, and an accompanying workshop.

The current listing price for this remarkable property stands at £18 million ($23 million).