'Sonny and Cher Show' Beverly Hills Home Owned by Nick Vanoff Listed for $25M
The home used in "The Sonny and Cher Show" is being sold for $25M, The Wall Street Journal reported.
This Beverly Hills estate was owned by the late TV show producer, Nick Vanoff and his wife, Felisa Vanoff. Jeff Kohl of the Agency, who has listed the property along with Mauricio Umansky, told The Wall Street Journal that The Vanoffs bought the property in the 1960s.
Built in the 1930s, the house sits on almost 9000 sq.ft. of land. The Mediterranean-style home has nine bedrooms, 12 baths, a guesthouse and staff quarter, The Wall Street Journal added.
Mr. Vanoff passed away in 1991, while his dancer and choreographer wife died on May 29, 2014, after battling with cancer. Their taste for elegance can still be seen in how the estate was built, designed and decorated. Kohl said Mrs. Vanoff was inspired by her Italian roots and since she was a Patron of the Arts, as Chicago Tribune aptly called her, she was able to transform the mansion in a captivating but elegant manner.
The estate gives a bold statement with its red-tiled roof, The Wall Street Journal described. Even the home's interior carries that strong aura with its predominantly red living room ---from its carpet, sofas and bookshelves, to some major portion of the walls. The addition of white with red softens it and just let the red parts stand out, thus, enhancing other fixtures like the ornate chandeliers.
The staging of the living room is not the only feature that makes the Beverly Hills mansion stand out. It reportedly has a 25-car garage or a motor court that will surely entice most car enthusiasts.
The Vanoffs' home also showcases a Venetian-inspired swimming pool, particularly patterned from Hotel Cipriani where the couple stayed in one of their trips, said Kohl. Within the one and one-fourth acre property, several citrus fruits complement the estate's modern architecture, The Wall Street Journal added.
Aside from producing "The Sonny and Cher Show," Mr. Vanoff was also the mind behind the creation and production of "The Kennedy Center Honors" and "The Julie Andrews Hour, " among others. Before he died, Tony Award's recognized his work for the Broadway musical "City of Angels," The New York Times recalled. Mrs. Vanoff, on the other hand, contributed much to his husband's artistry by providing the needed dance choreography and sequences in his shows, as told by the Chicago Tribune.