Crown Jewel

Classic European architecture combines with refined, modern design at this exquisite French villa just minutes from Rodeo Drive

Written by Wendy Bowman  |  Photography Courtesy of the Agency


This majestic French villa looks like something plucked straight out of a fairytale, complete with an imposing European façade, winding driveway leading to a circular motor court accentuated by a stone fountain, and expansive grounds dotted with meandering gardens and fruit trees. Delving further inside, the property’s elegant environs reaffirm this residence as fable-like—from a sweeping, two-story foyer with limestone flooring and a sculptural staircase to masterfully designed interiors ideal for entertaining.

“When you enter the beautiful grounds of Foothill Manor, you feel like you are transported directly into a storybook,” says Stacy Gottula of The Agency, who is listing the property for $21.995 million. “From the private gardens and ethereal grounds, those who visit are completely mesmerized by this crown jewel in one of the world’s most sought-after locales.”

Nestled on more than two acres of secluded land at 945 Foothill Road in Beverly Hills—behind the gates at the end of a cul-de-sac, north of Sunset Drive—this six-bedroom showpiece is highlighted by almost 12,000 square feet of classic yet modern living space. Expect high-end touches, such as soaring ceilings, herringbone wood flooring and intricate plasterwork throughout, along with large open spaces and plentiful French doors leading to sprawling terraces and covered loggias.

Among the standout features: a formal living room; opulent dining room; screening room; parlor; and wood-paneled library. A professional chef’s kitchen and light-filled breakfast area look out onto the European-style pool and manicured lawn, with sliding pocket doors leading to a poolside al fresco dining area. The master suite, meanwhile, boasts dual marble baths, custom walk-in closets, a fireplace and sitting area with French doors that open to reveal a large balcony overlooking the grounds. A rooftop terrace, replete with a fireplace and city views, a gym, and a bathroom sporting a sauna, round out this home’s luxurious resort-like atmosphere.

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