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Home damaged in Howard Hughes crash for sale at $14.45M

The aviator’s crash pad: Beverly Hills home damaged during the near-fatal 1946 plane accident that helped turn billionaire Howard Hughes into a recluse goes up for sale at $14.45m

  • A Beverly Hills home damaged in Howard Hughes’ 1946 plane crash has hit the market with a $14.45million asking price
  • The brother and sister-in-law of actress Rosemary DeCamp were nearly killed in the accident more than seven decades ago 
  • Hughes was testing out a spy plane that the Air Force commissioned from his company, and ran into engine issues – crash landing near the L.A. Country Club
  • Plane’s right wing sliced throug the master bedroom of the home now for sale
  • The 5,678-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bedrooms

A home damaged in Howard Hughes 1946 plane crash is now up for sale at $14.45million.

The aviator and filmmaker was testing out a spy plane that the U.S. Air Force commissioned from his company on July 7 of that year when he ran into engine problems and needed to make an emergency landing.

Hughes aimed for the Los Angeles Country Club but didn’t make it – instead landing among a few homes on nearby North Linden Drive and Whittier Drive.

A Beverly Hills home that Howard Hughes once crashed into is up for sale at $14.45million 

Hughes was testing a spy plane on July 7, 1946, when he had engine problems and needed to make a crash landing. He clipped the above home, which is now for sale  

Hughes was testing a spy plane on July 7, 1946, when he had engine problems and needed to make a crash landing. He clipped the above home, which is now for sale.
Above, the scene of the 1946 crash. Hughes was aiming for the Los Angeles Country Club but didn't make it, so he crashed into a few homes nearby

Hughes was critically injured in the crash, but he survived his injuries. Above, the aviator and filmmaker being transported from the scene by paramedics 

Hughes was critically injured in the crash, but he survived his injuries. Above, the aviator and filmmaker being transported from the scene by paramedics

He later went on to test fly an improved model of the plane XF-11 (Hughes in the improved model above), but the Air Force later cancelled their order of the planes anyway because they were too costly

He later went on to test fly an improved model of the plane XF-11 (Hughes in the improved model above), but the Air Force later cancelled their order of the planes anyway because they were too costly

 

At the time of the crash, actress Rosemary DeCamp (right) was the owner of the home that Hughes (left) clipped, which is now up for sale

The home at 805 North Linden was damaged by the XF-11’s right wing, which sliced through the an upstairs bedroom of the home – narrowly missing the brother and sister-in-law of actress Rosemary DeCamp, the homeowner.  DeCamp was the star of such golden-age Hollywood films as the Jungle Book (1942) and Yankee Doodle Dandy (also 1942).

Hughes was critically injured in the crash, but survived and a year later tested an improved model of the XF-11. However, only those two were ever built, since they proved too expensive to make on a large scale. Following that professional failure, Hughes started his decline into becoming a recluse.

DeCamp’s home was of course repaired, and is back on the market again, more than seven decades later.

According to the real estate listing, the 5,678-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms spread over more than a third of an acre of land.

DeCamp's former home features a jaw-dropping white marble-lined foyer with exposed beams and Spanish-style steel work

The living room features a hand-painted cathedral ceiling. The home was built in 1926 by architect Wallace Neff in the Spanish Revival style

The home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The home is set on more than one third of an acre of land 

The kitchen has been renovated and features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances 

The kitchen has been renovated and features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances

Above, one of the home's five bedrooms. The house is painted in light blues and grays for a neutral look 

Above, one of the home’s five bedrooms. The house is painted in light blues and grays for a neutral look

The fireplace in this room probably doesn't see much use, thanks to the sunny southern California weather

The fireplace in this room probably doesn’t see much use, thanks to the sunny southern California weather

An entertainment room features a large-screen TV and foosball table, and is decorated with movie posters 

Above, another one of the home's five bedrooms. The home was last sold four years ago for $6.25million 

Above, another one of the home’s five bedrooms. The home was last sold four years ago for $6.25million

Above, one of the home's five bathrooms. This one features a glass shower and white marble floors 

Above, one of the home’s five bathrooms. This one features a glass shower and white marble floors

The outdoor living space is almost as big as the house itself, with an outdoor dining area, a large pool and a hot tub

The outdoor living space is almost as big as the house itself, with an outdoor dining area, a large pool and a hot tub

Above, a look at the outdoor living space. Aaron Kriman and Louis Evans of John Aaroe Group are the listing agents for the home

Above, a look at the outdoor living space. Aaron Kriman and Louis Evans of John Aaroe Group are the listing agents for the home

It was built in 1926 by architect Wallace Neff in the Spanish Revival style.

Features of the home include a marble-lined foyer, living room with hand-painted cathedral ceilings, a billiard room, a renovated kitchen, and a second-floor master suite that opened onto a veranda overlooking the grounds.

The home also has a sizeable outdoor living space with a rectangular swimming pool, an outdoor dining area, a fire pit and a barbecue.

The home last sold four years ago for $6.25million.

Aaron Kriman and Louis Evans of John Aaroe Group are the listing agents.

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