He’s not a family name in the vein of Hollywood celebrities, but Jeff Hammes is an arbitrary industry captain. Until his retirement last year as longtime chairman of Kirkland and Ellis, he presided over a blockbuster legal firm that surprised Wall Street by growing rapidly in recent years. Today, Kirkland is the world’s highest-earning law firm with 2019 annual revenue of $ 4.2 billion and more than 2,300 attorneys worldwide.
In the fall of 2017, Chicago-based hams and longtime wife Linda paid .8 14.8 million for a vacation in Prime Beverly Hills, sitting on one of the best streets in the so-called flat neighborhood. At the time, the property had a lovely Gerard Colcard-designed 1920s Gothic Tudor revival mansion with elegant but ornately dated interiors.
This week, Hames returned the property to the market asking for 21 million, and Snaji Marketing photographs revealed that he had recently completed an original, full-scale contemporary reconstruction of the estate. Although the partial ivy-painted exterior of the home remains largely unchanged – save for a new coat of paint – the interior is now very modern, and the landscaping has been redesigned.
A double-height fireplace flashes its magnificent wooden staircase and black-and-white checkboard marble floor, and combines contemporary furniture with a cozy living room and a triple set of French doors open to the back terrace. The newly whitewashed walls of the redesigned dining room are adorned with mustard yellow curtains on the windows, and the chef’s kitchen is virtually newly redesigned but retains the range of the punitively expensive La Corno.
Perhaps the most dramatic interior change in Hames was the redesign of his mansion’s wood-paneled billiard room, which now serves as a state-of-the-art movie theater. A projector screen, blackout window treatments and a particularly vibrant shade have been painted on the wood trim. Other fabulous new spaces include a glass-enclosed wine cellar, a main floor powder house with a psychedelic wallpaper treatment and an upgraded master suite with a new, gorgeous spa-style bath. There is also a gym, and a breakfast room that opens into the garden of the estate.
The property’s pancake-flat is spread over a full half acre and packs for all the necessary amenities: a lap-lane pool with inset spa, a stone terrace for sunbathing, a half-court sports court and a garden and a mature tree decor. , Of which most of the time is owned by Hems – of course at great expense tr Naturally, the whole estate is walled, gated and hedged for privacy.
Behind the pool, one bedroom packs a double-deck guesthouse, two additional bath / changing facilities and a second kitchen. And at the very back of the lot, connected to the guesthouse and accessed by an isolated back alley, is a four-car garage.
Hamesis originally settled in Illinois, where they maintain two main homes: the couple’s long-term home, a 1.2-acre suburban property in Glencoe since 199, and a pied-ter in Chicago’s Gold Coast town for পাই 15 4.15 million. Acquired a huge Italian mansion.
Coldwell banker Steve Frankel holds the list.