Archive for August 4th, 2012
One of the most notorious places we visit on all our celebrity homes tours is the former home of Johnny Weissmuller on St. Pierre Road in Bel Air. The 8,700 square foot Mediterranean revival home was designed by Paul Williams in 1931 for Olympic swimmer Weissmuller (5 gold medals) who was then famous as movieland’s Tarzan. Marion Davies, the Mamas and Papas, and Mick Jagger also once resided in what is officially known as the Nicolosi Estate. Fire and earthquake damage in later years left the house uninhabitable and it remains in deteriorating condition to this day. However, the great serpentine pool surrounding the house like a moat is plainly visible and almost haunting as we drive by on our private luxury tours of homes in Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood.