Never before has there been a residential property of this exceptional quality, magnitude and provenance offered in Southern California… there may never be again.
The perfect apex between the prestigious Bel-Air Country Club and renowned Hotel Bel-Air, architect Michael C.F. Chan, interior designer Bebe Winkler, and their discriminating clients, designed and crafted one of the world’s most important and palatial residential properties…a rare and perfect jewel shimmering in the coveted crown of Bel-Air. The ensuing collaboration resulted in a passionate and lyrical expression of refined luxury rarely experienced since America’s affluent golden era.
The vision was formidable—to fuse the classic and dramatic elements of Versailles and opulent periods of Louis XV and XVI, with the poetic and intimate scale of Paris’ Musée Rodin. The setting priceless—among the most coveted in the world—a raised private knoll of sculpted gardens, towering trees, sweeping vistas and secret seclusion responding perfectly to the harmony of its natural setting.
The residence itself—an imposing yet quietly elegant nine bedroom, twenty-one bath masterpiece of Texas limestone, priceless marble, twenty-two carat gold leaf detail, carved paneling and elaborately crafted iron and gilt bronze fittings—is divided into east and west wings, reflecting the importance of symmetry and proportion in classical design. The unparalleled beauty of the elliptical marble and limestone three-story entrance hall, illuminated by oval windows extends to a serene conservatory, opulent formal and junior dining rooms, breathtaking two-story paneled library, expansive family room/office, and lavish formal “Grand Salon”—a fitting title given its sumptuous scale.
The lavish master wing, bathed in hues of champagne and bois de rose, is a study in restrained elegance and serenity. Created as a private refuge, it offers double sitting rooms, silk wall coverings, two sumptuous bath suites richly appointed in marble, expansive limestone terraces and intimate baconies overlooking the gardens and lush landscape beyond.
A lower level, itself a complete residence, contains a luxurious screening room, double powder rooms, billiard room, catering kitchen, art-filled galleria, three staff bedrooms, health spa/gymnasium, beauty salon and extraordinary state-of-the-art wine room with storage for nearly 5000 bottles.
And the grounds… brilliantly conceived by landscape architect John Wong, include a swimmer’s pool with fountains and spa, pool pavilion with full kitchen and double marble baths, lighted north/south tennis court, security gatehouse, subterranean 10-car parking garage, and gated granite motor court. Shown by appointment only to pre-qualified clients.
9 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms
Offered at: $53,000,000