BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron Kirman, one of the nation's top real estate agents and president of Aaroe Estates, the luxury property division of John Aaroe Group, and New York super broker Dolly Lenz (Twitter: @idollylenz) will offer a rare inside look at Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.'s famous Samuel-Novarro House on CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Better known as Lloyd Wright, the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright Sr. designed the Mayan-influenced estate in 1928 in the exclusive neighborhood of The Oaks. In addition to its fame as an important architectural achievement, the Samuel-Novarro House has become a part of Hollywood history through a series of famous and infamous celebrity owners.
The home was built for Lois Samuel, the personal secretary of Ramon Novarro, who starred in the film "Ben-Hur" as one of Hollywood's first Latino celebrities. After an embezzlement scandal, Novarro assumed ownership of the home, expanding it and hiring famed art director Cedric Gibbons to design the interiors. Since then, the home has been owned by such luminaries as composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, choreographer/director Jerome Robbins and actress/director Diane Keaton.
The Samuel-Novarro House, located on a unique promontory in a majestic setting, features a striking Mayan-themed facade. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has been carefully restored to preserve its architectural integrity, and features sleek concrete floors, dramatic windows, a swimmers' pool, and beautifully landscaped gardens and terraces. The estate is listed at $3.995 million.
"This amazing estate has an impeccable architectural pedigree," said Mr. Kirman, who is well known for his A-List clients including celebrities, billionaires and royalty as well as his expertise in architectural estates. "In addition to being known as one of Lloyd Wright's important works, it's also been associated with some of Hollywood's biggest names, which just makes it more intriguing to an exclusive buyer."
John Aaroe, founder of John Aaroe Group and Aaroe Estates, said, "We're excited to give the world a glimpse of this unique Lloyd Wright estate, which captures the essence of classic Hollywood and is part of Aaroe Estate's impressive inventory of important residential listings."
Mr. Kirman and Ms. Lenz will give viewers rare access to a world inhabited by the wealthiest people on the planet. The powerhouse brokers have sold upward of $10 billion in exclusive residential real estate over their respective careers.
"Secret Lives of the Super Rich," reported by CNBC's Robert Frank and featuring Ms. Lenz, features an exclusive world filled with enormous fortunes, unimaginable extravagance, and a cast of #SuperRich characters with one thing in common—a voracious appetite for the best of the best (www.SuperRich.CNBC.com).
About Aaron Kirman
Mr. Kirman is renowned for his representation of some of the country's most significant estate and architectural properties, including residences by Koenig, Shindler, Lautner, and the only Neimeyer in North America. Mr. Kirman has represented such unique southern California estates as Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, Richard Neutra's Kaufmann Residence, and Paul Williams' Lions Gate. During his career, Mr. Kirman has sold more than $1 billion of residential real estate to a group of select clients including A-List celebrities, heads of industry, foreign investors and royalty. While he specializes in exclusive properties from Beverly Hills to Malibu, he has represented buyers and sellers worldwide. Mr. Kirman currently represents $650 million in luxury estate inventory. For more information on Aaron Kirman, please visit www.aaronkirman.com.
About John Aaroe Group
John Aaroe Group is a leading real estate brokerage specializing in high-end property in the greater Los Angeles area. The company has represented some of the region's most prestigious properties, and offers in-depth knowledge through its offices in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, the Sunset Strip, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and downtown Los Angeles. The company also serves an international clientele through Aaroe Estates. Founded by John Aaroe in 2009, John Aaroe Group is known for its agents' dedication to impeccable service, as well as for Mr. Aaroe's three decades of experience representing buyers and sellers of select residences. Mr. Aaroe has been named "One of the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013" by the Swanepoel Power 200, along with industry leaders at the National Association of Realtors®, Zillow, Redfin and Berkshire Hathaway's HomeServices.
SOURCE John Aaroe Group