Burton E. Green was the father of Beverly Hills. As President of the Rodeo Land and Water Company, this oil millionaire-turned developer transformed acres of dusty bean fields into a fashionable community of large homes on gentrly curving tree-lined streets. Green built his own showplace mansion on a picturesque knoll behind the Beverly Hills Hotel.
In 1965, Burton Green died at his Lexington Road estate at age 96. For decades, he had known that his vision of Beverly Hills as one of the world's finest and best-known communities ad come true. In subsequent decades, Burton Green's mansion and estate have been remodeled. Several times. Today, this founding father's estate is one of the grandest and most glamorous homes in Beverly Hills surrounded by exceptional gardens and landscaped grounds.