Estate of the Day: Hollywood


A Grand Tuscan Villa in the Hollywood Hills. Villa Montagano is a true masterpiece of Tuscan style architecture. This exclusive 5 BR & 5.5 BA estate features a dramatic architectural entry rotunda, a fabulous Florentine style bell tower, and wonderful terraced Italian gardens. A prominent centerpiece is an original work of art grand Neptune fountain.

An Italian Renaissance in the Hollywood Hills

Upon passing through the gated entry leading to a private courtyard, one enters the dramatic 24′ high Pantheon inspired rotunda complete with a retractable skylight. Most of the light filled rooms open to expansive terraces and loggias that lead to fabulous Italian style gardens that feature fountains, sculptures, vineyard, koi pond, fruit and olive trees.

The house has 3 levels and provides an opulent sense of scale reminiscent of another era and features soaring 12′ and 16′ high ceilings. The 2-story library has a mezzanine and holds over 4000 books. A gourmet European-style kitchen features the mandatory extra large pizza oven and is even complete with an original imported Venetian Murano chandelier. The landmark 57′ high Florentine style bell tower houses an authentic bell imported from Rome (that really works!).

About this house:
In order to achieve the highest level of authenticity, the seller hired prominent Italian architect Pierluigi Bonvicini to design a truly extraordinary grand estate reminiscent of the exclusuive villas of Tuscany. After 14 years of planning, research, travels to Europe and with over 35,000 bricks & blocks that make up the Italian renaissance gardens, the home was finally completed in 1996. The property also features a natural stream, koi pond, a secret Roman style garden and fruit and olive trees. The grand-scale Neptune fountain, an inspiration by the one in the Piazza Navona, was sculpted by the owner himself, an accomplished artist.

Size: The house has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in apprx. 7800 square feet with a lot size of apprx. 1 acre. There is also a 3 car garage with an attached office.

Features: Beautiful over-sized french doors and windows bring the sunny outdoors in. Precision cut inlaid marbles are exclusively imported Spanish Crema Marfil and Italian Rosso Verona. Custom wood floors and formal classic balustrades thoughout. Kitchen appliances include Sub-Zero refridgerator and Viking ovens.

Price upon request.

Contact Greg Moesser @ 310.770.9014 or email Or visit