“The sumptuous and carefully kept Beverly Hills estate of late, great four-time Emmy-winning television producer Nick Vanoff (“The Sonny and Cher Show” and “The Julie Andrews Hour”) was recently sold for $23.7 million, and the previously unidentified new owner, we first heard from Platinum Triangle real estate mover and shaker Peter Propertyseller, and later confirmed by property records, is billionaire financier Howard Marks.

This story first appeared in the June 16, 2015 issue of Variety. Subscribe today.

The 1.25-acre spread, owned by the Vanoff family for more than 40 years, sits on a particularly plummy BevHills street, and includes a rambling, 1930s era Mediterranean villa of almost 8,800 square feet, with impressively scaled public rooms, a gated motor court capable of parking two dozen cars, and a fabulously photogenic swimming pool modeled after the one at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice. The estate has a total of 9 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms, including a sprawling, second-floor master suite complete with separate sitting room/office, dual dressing rooms and bathrooms, and three balconies. There are several staff bedrooms in the service wing beyond the kitchen, a roomy guesthouse atop the garage and a poolside cabana with two changing rooms.”

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