Trousdale Estates Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Situated in the foothills just above the world-famous Sunset Boulevard, Trousdale Estates encompasses 410 acres of premium real estate in Beverly Hills. This prestigious residential enclave has been home to a plethora of influential and famous personalities for more than half a century, from the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley to the late president Richard Nixon to designer Vera Wang.
Trousdale Estates is filled with row upon row of luxury homes, most of which are considered architectural gems in their own right. Each home has its own personality and flair, with ownership an option only for the privileged few.
Trousdale is widely considered to have one of the largest concentrations of mid-century residential architectural styles in Southern California. The neighborhood has over 539 prime lots, with homes that were designed to maximize the dynamic views that the region has to offer – from panoramic views of downtown L.A. to serene ocean vistas.
Composed of mainly single-story homes, many of the residences in Trousdale were built here back in the 1950s and 60s and reflect the glitz and glamor of the age as well as of the much romanticized Beverly Hills lifestyle. Floor plans tend to be open and airy and lavish features abound, from indoor and outdoor swimming pools to beautifully manicured front lawns to grand staircases. Homes here are designed by renowned architects and designers who work with a unique brand of clientele with budgets in the millions and who want nothing less than the best of what money can buy.
A Brief History
Trousdale Estates was developed from what used to be just an open stretch of land filled with patches of orange trees, part of an estate that was once owned by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny.
Advertising and gum mogul Paul Trousdale bought the grounds of the Doheny estate in the mid-1950s and developed the property with the vision of creating a residential development that would cater to the elite. Today, it’s still all about living the high life, both literally and figuratively, in Trousdale Estates.