Danny Thomas’ Old Beverly Hills Estate May Sell for Record Price

Danny Thomas, one of the most beloved and revered television personalities from the 1940s and 50s, lived a storied life and amassed a great deal of wealth throughout his lifetime. A devout Catholic, he was officially declared a Knight Commander for the Order of the Holy Sepulchre by Pope Paul VI, and he as known for his support of Saint Jude’s Hospital as well.

Thomas lived most of his professional life in Los Angeles, but he was beloved across the country. He purchased a home in Beverly Hills, which he customized to fit his tastes. Being of Lebanese heritage, the home was styled with columns and alabaster white finish reminiscent of Mediterranean style.

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That home is now for sale. Located adjacent to the Minecraft creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, the mansion is currently selling for $135 million. The estate occupies 2.5 acres of land, and it remains one of the highest priced homes in the nation. The style clearly appeals to someone of Middle Eastern descent, or with an interest in Middle Eastern culture, but the amenities are top class. The estate is nestled in the famed “Trousdale Estates” area of town, which is home to celebrities of all levels of fame.

What makes the property so unique that its sellers think they can get such a high price for it? Notch’s house sold for $70 million, and Thomas no longer owns the estate. It was sold after his death to an undisclosed buyer. That buyer has executed an extensive refurbishment. Coupled with the 360 degree view from atop its hilltop location, the seller expects to net a hefty profit. Based on the pics, is this deal a steal or a dud?