Bel-Air estate designed by Gerard Colcord is listed at $12.95 million

October 10, 2009

The restored traditional's owners have included Bob Newhart, soap star Deidre Hall and Univision's former CEO. Features include a motor court, a dramatic two-story entry, a wine cellar and a pub.


A restored Bel-Air estate, built in 1932 and designed by architect Gerard Colcord, is on the market at $12.95 million.

The gated traditional home, which today has eight bedrooms and 10 1/2 bathrooms in about 10,000 square feet, was one of Colcord's last French farmhouses. Known as the Horton House for its original owners, it has been home to such Hollywood personalities as former Univision Chairman and Chief Executive Jerry Perenchio, actor Bob Newhart and soap star Deidre Hall, according to "Colcord Home" by Bret Parsons.

A long driveway leads to a motor court with a fountain at the front door, and manicured lawns and gardens surround the gabled house. Inside is a dramatic two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, a spacious formal living room with a fireplace, an office/library and a formal dining room with a bay window. The open kitchen has a large center island and was combined with the family room and breakfast room. There is a pub room, a screening room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar and a four-car garage. A separate entrance leads upstairs to a guesthouse.

Myra Nourmand and Michael Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates-Beverly Hills have the listing.
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