On a hill in the prestigious Fryman Estates neighborhood of Studio City sits an Italian–villa that is more than merely a home; it is in and of itself a work of art. The 7,400 sq.ft estate features seven bedrooms (including one on the main floor), seven full baths, and two powder rooms, as well as extras expected in such a palatial residence, such as a formal dining room, billiard room, and media room. Throughout the estate, intricate details were painstakingly and lovingly hand-painted on the hand-finished Venetian plaster walls, ceilings, and frescoes by the current owner, who is a world-renowned artist. Ceilings in the foyer, for example, depict a host of angels, who overlook stunning chandeliers imported from Europe (with one coming from a 19th century Parisian opera house). The attention to detail does not stop there. Vaulted ceilings found throughout the main floor were commissioned specially for the house, and materials, such as the stone walls and marble countertops found in the kitchen, were imported (mainly from Italy) to create an estate that quite simply is like no other. The back deck, which includes an outdoor kitchen and bar, offers pristine views of the hills of Southern California. The sunken pool and spa is fed by a cascading waterfall and flanked by Italian statues and surrounded by pristine landscaping. Sitting near by is an 18th Century Bronze Italian Fountain from Malcolm Forbes Estate in Florence, Italy.
Offered @ $8,288,000