Beverly Hills Flats
Beverly Hills Flats were originally purchased and occupied as a possible plot to mine for oil. After no such oil was found, the land that then belonged to Rodeo Land and Water was reorganized and subdivided to build homes on. It was developed by “Beverly Farms” a company based in Beverly, Massachusetts. The first house was constructed in 1907.
It wasn’t until 1919 that the first celebrity home went up. The home of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, the world’s first real movie stars, called “Pickfair” by the media was the beginning of the mansion/movie star trend that continues in the Flats today!