La Dolce Vita

Elegant “Casa Lago” – a secluded Bel-Air, gated Tuscan-style villa overlooking L.A.’s Stone Canyon Reservoir–offers the allure of Lake Como living

Close your eyes and picture yourself relaxing on a peaceful terrace in the charming Italian city of Bellagio, while peering out over the sky-blue waters of Lake Como. Now, open your eyes to the fact that globetrotting superstar George Clooney is not the only one who should have all the fun of soaking up a stellar waterside panorama.

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With this new upper Bel-Air estate set alongside L.A.’s version of Lake Como— the private Stone Canyon Reservoir—you too can spend your days sipping libations from the comfort of your very own Italian-inspired villa as palm trees sway idly in the breeze. All of this heavenly reverie—complete with breathtaking 300-degree blue water vistas and vibrant hillside gardens to boot—can be had for $32.5 million.

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As Bel-Air’s closest property to the reservoir’s waterfront—at 1940 Bel-Air Road, on the end of a cul-de-sac—the views are certainly one of its best features. But the platform from which to survey the scenery is pretty stupendous as well.

Created by Marmara Development Group, the three-story home is seamlessly connected via an elevator and smart-home technology with the majority of the rooms leading to magnificent terraces and loggias. Inside, one finds almost 21,000 square feet of lavish living space featuring—just for starters—eight bedrooms (including an impressive upstairs master wing with a kitchenette, his-and-hers baths, and stairs leading to a private outdoor infinity pool). Amid the exquisite European-inspired architectural details, one doesn’t have to look hard to unearth every modern amenity imaginable—think a glass-enclosed 1,060-bottle wine cellar; billiards room with wet bar; 12-seat home theater; gym, sauna and steam shower; and mosaic-tiled indoor pool and spa featuring lighting effects and stained glass skylights above.

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Outdoors, a second infinity pool with cascading fountains and spa beckons all to take a respite while enjoying sweeping canyon, city and ocean landscapes.

Meanwhile, hillside paths meander through secluded gardens rife with roses, lavender, and citrus and olive groves. No doubt about it, this is indeed Italia-like resort living at its finest…right in L.A.’s backyard.

Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Matthew Momberger

Presented by Aaron Kirman, Alek Carrera and Louis Evans 

List Price $27.995 MILLION

1940 Bel-Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

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