Fritz Ingram's House

Fritz Ingram's House


Beverly Hills, California (CA), US
Frederic "Fritz" Ingram is the scion of industrialist Orrin Ingram and the former owner of Ingram Barge Co. In 1977, he was charged and convicted with operating a bribery scheme that netted more than $40 million in profits for his firm. President Jimmy Carter later issued a presidential pardon to Ingram and reduced his prison sentence to 18 months. Soon after being released, Ingram traveled to Ireland and renounced his American citizenship, becoming an Irish citizen. Despite this, he still owns at least three homes in the US, including two in Montecito, CA.

This home was also owned by model/actress Marisa Berenson and her Allfast rivet manufacturer husband Jim Randall for a brief period in the 1970s. Randall purchased the property from actress Debbie Reynolds for around $1 million, a huge sum of money in those days. The Randalls then massively redecorated and the home was featured in Architectural Digest in 1977. It remains in mostly the same condition to this day.

Randall and Berenson were married on the property in 1976, in what was deemed by People Magazine as the "wedding of the year". George Hamilton was the best man, Andy Warhol was the official photographer, and guests included Valentino, Jack Nicholson, and Anjelica Huston. Unfortunately, the star-studded event turned into an all-out brawl when some of the guests got into a fight. The marriage ended within 18 months.

The house was designed by architects Hal Leavitt and Burton Schutt in 1952 for John Harris, owner of "Ice Capades".
Frederic "Fritz" Ingram is the scion of industrialist Orrin Ingram and the former owner of Ingram Barge Co. In 1977, he was charged and convicted with operating a bribery scheme that netted more than $40 million in profits for his firm. President Jimmy Carter later issued a presidential pardon to Ingram and reduced his prison sentence to 18 months. Soon after being released, Ingram traveled to Ireland and renounced his American citizenship, becoming an Irish citizen. Despite this, he still owns at least three homes in the US, including two in Montecito, CA.

This home was also owned by model/actress Marisa Berenson and her Allfast rivet manufacturer husband Jim Randall for a brief period in the 1970s. Randall purchased the property from actress Debbie Reynolds for around $1 million, a huge sum of money in those days. The Randalls then massively redecorated and the home was featured in Architectural Digest in 1977. It remains in mostly the same condition to this day.

Randall and Berenson were married on the property in 1976, in what was deemed by People Magazine as the "wedding of the year". George Hamilton was the best man, Andy Warhol was the official photographer, and guests included Valentino, Jack Nicholson, and Anjelica Huston. Unfortunately, the star-studded event turned into an all-out brawl when some of the guests got into a fight. The marriage ended within 18 months.

The house was designed by architects Hal Leavitt and Burton Schutt in 1952 for John Harris, owner of "Ice Capades".
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By: gordonhigh

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