Magazine article Variety

Skaist-Levy Shows Manse to the Well-Heeled

Magazine article Variety

Skaist-Levy Shows Manse to the Well-Heeled

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We hear through the Platinum Triangle property gossip grapevine that fashion designer Pamela Skaist-Levy and her husband, director-producer Jeff Levy, are allowing their storied estate at the eastern border of Beverly Hills to be quietly shown to qualified buyers who don't balk at the roughly $50 million price tag. Set behind imposing gates, the stone manor house was built In the 1930s by pioneering developer Burton Green, who also built the Beverly Hills Hotel. Burton's daughter Liliore Green Rains reclusively occupied the manse until her death in the mid-1980s, when the property was sold to media mogul MervCrlffln. As the co-founder of the ubiquitous Juicy Couture brand, Skaist-Levy and her partner, Gela Nash-Taylor, the wife of Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor, are the women responsible for the early 2000s velour tracksuit craze and, in February 2005, not quite two years after the women sold their company for $200 million, the Skaist-Levys acquired the three-acre estate for $17. …

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