An exclusive, fully-restored Bel-Air estate, designed by French architect Gerard Colcord, is on the market for a pretty $12.95 million.
The 10,000-square-foot home was built in 1932 and has since been completely renovated to sit comfortably among Bel-Air’s finest. Known as the Horton House, for its original owners, it is a traditional gated farmhouse with eight bedrooms and 10 and a half bathrooms. A long private driveway leads to a motor court with a beautiful fountain resting at the front door. Impeccably manicured lawns and gardens surround the crisp white facade while inside the dramatic two-story home is a sweeping staircase, a spacious formal living room, an office-library, and a formal dining room with a pristine bay window. In true Californian style, there is also a pub room, a screening room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, and a four-car garage, as well as a separate guesthouse which features its own separate entrance.
In 1932 the Horton House cost $45, 000 and at its most recent sale in 2006, the home fetched $6.6 million. The current listing is nearly double that price, and time will tell what the new market has in store for the restored and beautiful farmhouse.
Previous owners of this home have included many Hollywood personalities including former Univision Chairman and CEO Jerry Perenchio, actor Bob Newhart and soap star Deidre Hall.