Danny Thomas was the star of the 1950s sitcom, Make Room For Daddy that was aired on ABC. In 1970, Danny Thomas built a mansion in Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills with a Moorish flair. This mansion is now on the market priced at $135 million.
The mansion is measured at 18,000 square feet with eight bedrooms, twelve bathrooms and has 360-degree views of all of Los Angeles. The mansion also undertook a total restoration and renovation, bringing in French architect Jacques Garcia who enhanced the Moorish design and ornate detail, adding $2.5 million of Baccarat chandeliers and hand-woven carpets.
The Moorish mansion of the sitcom star Danny Thomas is listed under The Compass Real Estate of Los Angeles.
Make Room for Daddy star, Danny Thomas appeared as a nightclub comedian and father who was always on the road playing in nightclubs, returning home to a family who was too accustomed to his absence. Adhering to the theory that success comes from doing what you know, the sitcom was based so much on his own family life that his wife was the one who came up with the name for the show. As his career soared, Thomas spent much of his time raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
In the late 1960s, Danny bought two and a half acres on a private promontory in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates. It wasn’t until 1970 that he built the mansion with its Moorish flair. The 18,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home has 360-degree views of all of Los Angeles. After Thomas died in 1991 and his widow passed away in 2000, his three children sold the property for $5.764 million in 2012.
The current owner, who put it back on the market this year at $135 million, undertook a total restoration and renovation, bringing in French architect Jacques Garcia to freshen the decor by enhancing the Moorish design and ornate detail, adding $2.5 million of Baccarat chandeliers and hand-woven carpets that are included in the sale. The Danny Thomas family home for 30 years is still on the market and still listed at $135 million.