Trousdale Estates is an exclusive low-density residential neighborhood located in the northeastern part of real estate in Beverly Hills. Trousdale Estates is 429 acres of land where 535 luxurious Beverly Hills homes reside including the famous Greystone Mansion. Greystone Mansion is the largest estate among Beverly Hills houses on 12.58 acres of land and was built by the Doheny family at the base of Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills. Originally, Trousdale Estates was part of the Doheny Ranch orange groves up until 1954 when the Doheny family sold 410 acres of Beverly Hills real estate to Paul Trousdale. Shortly thereafter, Paul Trousdale convinced the City of Beverly Hills to annex this property into Beverly Hills real estate at which point he began parceling off land to celebrities who built custom homes in the 50’s and 60’s such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and Groucho Marx. Many of the Beverly Hills homes in Trousdale are single-level height on sprawling properties with city to ocean views. Currently, zoning and the governing Home Owner’s Association strictly limits building height in Trousdale, keeping Beverly Hills homes to a single story. Sitting securely behind gates on lushly landscaped lots, Beverly Hills houses for sale range from $3 million up to $50 million. Beverly Hills houses in Trousdale are primarily known for their cutting edge contemporary and mid-century design by present and past noted architects such as Wallace Neff, Paul Williams and Harold W. Levitt, to name a few. Architect Ed Fickett was good friends with Paul Trousdale and had a great influence on the initial development of Beverly Hills houses in this area. Trousdale Estates residents enjoy the convenience of nearby Beverly Hills retail area, yet they are surrounded by canyon tranquility and privacy. This high profile Beverly Hills neighborhood is not surprising patrolled by a private security company.