Real Estate

Masterful Milestone And A Coastal Cool Home

Masterful Milestone

Created by world-renowned architectural designer Tim Morrison, this newly built home combines elements of Hollywood Regency style and the grand estates of Palm Beach to create a modern masterpiece that’s destined to become a Beverly Hills landmark. Imagine, if you will, shell stone walls, vintage lighting, soaring ceilings and a two-story skylight foyer complemented by a gourmet kitchen outfitted with stainless-steel appliances and an island with breakfast bar, along with a master suite boasting a sitting room, paneled closet and dual baths.

There also are plentiful amenities, including a mid-century bar, plush screening room, gym and wine cellar. And the outdoor environs? Even more spectacular, with formal gardens, an infinity-edge pool and spa, and jetliner views of the city skyline and beyond from its prime locale atop a promontory. “A haven for entertaining, the home welcomes guests with plentiful spaces and opulent finishes,” says listing agent Jade Mills. “It truly is an exceptional gem.”

1500 GILCREST DRIVE
BEVERLY H ILLS

NEWLY BUILT
5 BEDROOMS
11,000 SQ. FT

Offered by  Jade Mills DRE 00526877

of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

List Price $46.75 million


Coastal Cool

Found just a few short blocks from the beach, this new modern residence currently on the market in Pacific Palisades stuns with panoramic views from Catalina to Point Dume via walls of sliding glass doors that open to multiple decks, as well as a two-story glass atrium courtyard and rooftop deck. Designed by noted architect Colby Mayes, the five-bedroom home offers 6,000-plus square feet of living space boasting a Control 4 Smart House system, French oak and polished concrete flooring, designer lighting, book-matched stone and walnut slab doors.

Among the highlights: a master retreat with a fireplace, designer showroom closet, and spa-like bath with steam shower and soaking tub, plus a kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, double dishwashers and a sizeable island. There’s also a theater, gym and even a pet spa, while the expansive backyard showcases a saltwater pool and spa, shower, fire-pit and built-in barbecue. As described by listing agent Anthony Marguleas, “it’s a one-of-a-kind property, with views from almost every room.

234 MONTE GRIGIO DR.
PACIFIC PALISADES

PANORAMIC

VIEWS

5 BEDROOMS

6,876 SQ. FT

Offered by Anthony Marguleas

DRE 01173073 of Amalfi Estates

List Price
$9.2 million

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: JIM BARTSCH (TOP) AND BLAKE CAMERON BY SHAWN CORDON PHOTOGRAPHY (BOTTOM)

Open And Light-Filled Living

Exquisitely detailed interiors meet over-the-top amenities and sweeping views from almost every vantage point to create this striking new seaside estate in Malibu with a Mediterranean holiday feel.

Think a rustic-modern, stucco-clad residence replete with 300-year-old salvaged wood ceiling beams, paired with a decked-out entertainment and wellness level, and most notably, far-reaching ocean and canyon views via ample windows, sliding walls of glass, and a 55-foot, double-edged infinity pool and spa.

Another stand-out aspect of this impressive home found at 6097 Murphy Way: a secluded setting near all of the area’s affluent offerings, according to Sacha Radford, who is co-listing the property with Mauricio Umansky and Sandro Dazzan, all of The Agency.

“It’s situated on approximately 14 acres of private land,” she says, “so it feels removed from the hustle and bustle, yet is convenient to all that Malibu has to offer.”

Tucked away down a 600-foot, gated driveway—in the coveted coastal community of West Winding Way—the six-bedroom residence was designed and built by Zoran Pevec of L.A.’s Archive Design Group in 2019. Expect 10,000 square feet of open and light-filled living space featuring rich woods, exposed Santa Barbara sandstone walls, and walnut and travertine flooring throughout.

Among the highpoints: a chef’s kitchen sporting a marble slab center island, Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances, and butler’s pantry, as well as an elegant master suite with a fireplace, dual showroom closets, spa-like bath and ocean-view terrace.

Rounding out this property’s special appeal is a daylit lower level with yoga, steam and massage rooms, as well as an infrared sauna, a gym, theater and wine cellar. “There is no other home like it on the market in style and design,” says Radford. “It’s a timeless expression of joyful Malibu living.”

 

PRESENTED BY

Mauricio Umansky, Sacha Radford and  Sandro Dazzan

of  The Agency

310.435.7556

List Price $16.9 million

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF THE AGENCY

Traditional And Historic Homes

Paradise Found

This traditional, two-story residence now on the market for the first time in Rancho Palos Verdes is set in the private enclave of Island View. One of the most popular communities in the area, it is known not only for panoramic views of the ocean and Catalina Island, but its stellar residential amenities including a duo of tennis courts and walking trails as well. “It’s also centrally located atop the Peninsula, with easy access to Torrance and the freeway, which makes the houses in the community very desirable to buyers,” says listing agent Stephan Haw.

As for the interiors, expect standout quality there too, complete with a sunken living room boasting soaring ceilings and a fireplace; gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and high-end appliances; and an elegant master retreat featuring an office/exercise room, a duo of walk-in closets, bath with his-and-her vanities, and balcony. Adding to this home’s appeal? A large backyard with a barbecue station and pool.

38 SANTA BARBARA DRIVE

RANCHO PALOS VERDES

4 BEDROOMS

3,732 SQ. FT.

Listed by

Stephen Haw
of The Stephen Haw Group

List Price $2.895 million


Historic Jewel

Widely considered one of the South Bay’s most beautiful and recognizable properties, Hollywood Riviera developer Clifford Reid worked in tandem with architect Mark Daniels to craft this Mediterranean-style manse as his personal residence in 1928. Later resided in by noted philanthropist Dorothy Chandler, the home has since been restored by its current owner with a blend of old-world elegance and modern-day accoutrements.

Nearly 7,000 square feet of living space on two levels features a towering entry hall with imported Italian tile, hand-painted ceiling and grand, curving stairway; movie theater with surround sound; new gourmet kitchen; dual master suites; and a sunroom that opens to a beautiful half-acre lot. “The architecture is both historically significant and timeless,” says listing agent Brandon Assanti. “It would be nearly impossible to replicate this home today, and being offered fully furnished makes this property even more of an incredible and rare opportunity.”

124 VIA MONTE D’ORO

REDONDO BEACH

6 BEDROOMS

6,756 SQ. FT.

Listed by

Brandon Assanti
of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills

List Price $14.995 million

PHOTOGRAPHS: EMILY CRISTIANO (TOP) AND JESSICA SAZO (BOTTOM)

Perfect Balance Between Family and Modern

At night, this dazzling residence resembles a high-end designer light fixture, replete with soothing luminescence filtering beyond a striking façade nearly engulfed with cascading expanses of glass. During the day, the shimmering gem is flooded with radiant sunshine.

The result? A duo of scenarios ideal both for viewing the surrounding landscape and being at one with nature, in a nod to the uninterrupted indoor-outdoor experience so popular in Southern California.

“This house is special,” says Antonio Bruno, who is co-listing the newly finished property with Aaron Kirman, both of Compass, for $4.995 million. “No matter where you are, you feel like you are outside due to the walls of the house being made entirely of glass from floor to ceiling, and the sliding Fleetwood glass walls that pocket and disappear into the sides of the house, allowing the natural light and breeze of fresh air to pour inside.”

Situated at 2401 S Beverly Drive—in the desirable Beverlywood neighborhood, just minutes from Rodeo Drive—the six-bedroom home was designed and constructed by the Sfadia Family with the help of AE Design and Sunset Built.

Expect almost 6,000 square feet of open and light-filled living space on three levels featuring a pivoting front door, soaring ceilings, Italian porcelain and engineered hardwood flooring, expansive balconies and a Lutron smart-home system.

Among the highlights is a gourmet kitchen equipped with Wolf appliances and a butler’s pantry; movie theater with bar; and indulgent master retreat with a fireplace, custom showroom closet, private patios, and a lavish bath sporting a freestanding soaking tub and dual vanities.

Outdoors is a private entertainer’s backyard, complete with a built-in barbecue, covered patio boasting ceiling heaters, and more than enough space for a proposed pool.

“This home truly sticks out in the neighborhood, as the typical build has been traditional and Cape Cod,” says Bruno. “The builders wanted to change it up and give a family modern living, but keep it high-quality.”

 

PRESENTED BY

Antonio Bruno and  Aaron Kirman
of  Compass

424.249.7162

List Price $4.995 million

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF ANDRES SANDOVAL

Breathtaking Homes In Mar Vista And Palos Verdes

Scenic Stunner

Breathtaking vistas are primed for the taking at this striking custom residence now on the market in Palos Verdes Estates. “This house has large verandas on both levels and great outdoor living spaces,” says listing agent Charlie Raine. “Unobstructed ocean views are offered throughout the home, allowing for incredible sunsets throughout the year and beautiful views of Catalina Island, as well as Malibu.”

Expect a five-bedroom property with open, fully updated living space boasting hand-carved beams, wrought-iron railings and honed plaster walls. Among the highlights: a formal dining room; gourmet kitchen, built-in bar and breakfast area; and sumptuous master suite with a spacious closet, and a spa-like, chandelier-topped bath with a shower, tub and dual vanities. One of two living areas has French doors that open to reveal a terraced backyard with numerous built-ins, seating areas, a fireplace and lush gardens, while the three-car garage includes a large studio with sliding barn doors

2960  VIA ALVARADO

LOWER LUNADA BAY

5 BEDROOMS
3,714 SQ. FT.

Listed by Bill Ruth, Charlie Raine and  Carissa Wright of Ruth and Raine

List Price
$3.995 million


 

The Rare Retreat

This newly completed, modern residence now listed in Mar Vista has all of the makings of a true oasis. Think a quarter-plus acre lot replete with a pool and spa, fire-pit, outdoor kitchen, dining and barbecue area, mature trees, and plenty of grassy areas with room for a playground or even a private yoga setting. Situated on a secluded cul-de-sac atop a hill, the home also offers unparalleled views of Downtown L.A. and the Santa Monica mountains, along with convenient access to the beach and nearby shops.

“This elegant and sophisticated estate is perfect for those seeking ultimate privacy and retreat,” says listing agent Kerry Ann Sullivan. An open floor plan offers seamless indoor-outdoor environs showcasing a dramatic formal entry and staircase, wall-to-wall windows, skylights, iPad-controlled sound and security systems, and Tesla Solar. Among the standout features: a wine cellar and a chef’s-style kitchen equipped with high-end appliances.

11900 WESTMINSTER PLACE

MAR VISTA

5 BEDROOMS
5,500 SQ. FT

Listed by Tami Halton Pardee and  Kerry Ann Sullivan of  Halton Pardee + Partners

List Price
$5.45 million

PHOTOGRAPHS: PETER MCMENAMIN (TOP) AND BRANDON ARANT (BOTTOM)

Bel-Air Abode Calls For An Inspired Style Of Living

Imagine endless days spent in the lap of luxury at this brand-new, AMG Capital-built estate in Bel-Air that serves as a private retreat ideally suited to family living and entertaining soirées alike.

Here, one not only will find massive, resort-style grounds boasting an expansive yard with lounge areas, a fire-pit, zero-edge pool, cabana, open-air kitchen and putting green, but also seamless indoor-outdoor environs replete with high-end finishes and upscale amenities throughout. Add it all up, and this lavish yet livable residence exemplifies the sought-after California dream.

“It is very rare to find a flat 22,000-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac creating your own compound,” says Cindy Ambuehl, who is co-listing the property with Max Hutchison, both of Compass, for $7.750 million.

“AMG Capital does A-plus work throughout, and it shows in every corner of every room, from the really sexy bar lounge, to the oversized kitchen and family room opening to the backyard.”

Found at 15482 Milldale Drive, this six-bedroom, nine-bath smart home offers 7,512 square feet of open, contemporary living space on three levels featuring white oak flooring, soaring ceilings, designer lighting and high-end fixtures.

Among the highlights is a pub-style parlor with a walk-in bar adjacent to the family room; downstairs hideaway with theater, massage room, gym and guest bedroom; and formal dining room outfitted with an attractive glass-encased wine closet.

A professional chef’s kitchen is equipped with dual islands, Wolf appliances, and a butler’s pantry with a secondary refrigerator, cabinetry and counter space, while the plush master suite holds a fireplace, balcony, lounge, trio of walk-in closets, and spa-quality marble bath with a freestanding soaking tub, dual-vanities and steam shower.

“The house is really unique, because it is incredibly hard to find a place this large that has both emotion and functionality,” concludes Ambuehl. “High quality, great design, on trend…it’s a definite must-see.”

 

PRESENTED BY

Cindy Ambuehl and Max Hutchison of Compass

310.321.9148

List Price
$7.750 million

Elegant And Modern Statement

Chic and charming, this traditional Cape Cod-style home designed and built by noted architect Clark Remington is now available in Pacific Palisades for $3.935 million—complete with a welcoming front porch, canyon and ocean views, and even the sound of waves crashing in the distance.

Situated on a quiet, highly coveted cul-de-sac at 581 N. Marquette St.—near Palisades Park, Palisades Village and beaches—the two-story residence was built in 2000 and has since been updated. Expect 4,000-plus square feet of open living space featuring soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, newly refinished hardwood flooring on the main level and a spacious entry foyer with a striking spiral staircase.

Among the highlights: five bedrooms (including a sumptuous master suite with a separate sitting room with TV, and a spa-like bath with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, dual vanities and a makeup area), along with formal living and dining rooms. A gourmet kitchen stuns with an updated backsplash and granite counters, high-end stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast nook with built-in work station and large center island.

An attractive family room with a fireplace opens via sliding glass French doors to a 12-foot heated pergola with a TV and built-in barbecue area, while the 6,697-square-foot grounds are ideal for entertaining and relaxing with a sparkling pool and spa, and a patio sporting a fire pit. Rounding out this home’s exceptional appeal is a three-car garage.

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF SHAWN CORDON REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

581 N. MARQUETTE
PACIFIC PALISADES

CAPE-COD STYLE
LOCATED ON A CUL-DE-SAC

4,000+ SQ. FT.
5 BEDROOMS

 

PRESENTED BY

Anthony Marguleas of  Amalfi Estates

310.293.9280

List Price
$3.935 million

Architectural Masterpieces With Individuality

Architectural Coup

One of Buff & Hensman’s final masterpieces has hit the market in Pasadena for $2.749 million. The modern home perfectly captures the architectural team’s classic style with dark wood details, soaring ceilings, seamless indoor-outdoor environs and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for natural light. Nestled on a cul-de-sac, the exclusive property offers 5,000-plus square feet of opulent living space on two levels.

Among the highlights: five bedrooms (including a sizeable master retreat with balcony); an atrium boasting lush greenery, sculptures and a fountain; and a living room with wood-burning fireplace. The handsome library has built-in bookshelves and a view of the front garden, while the terraced, park-like backyard overlooks the San Gabriel Mountains.

“Buff & Hensman are brilliant at bringing the outdoors in,” says listing agent Chris Reisbeck of The Agency. “The unique placement of windows throughout the home does just that, allowing buyers to feel the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the abundant oak trees.”

 

1405  AFTON STREET

LINDA VISTA
5 BEDROOMS
5,150 SQ. FT.

Listed by Chris Reisbeck of The Agency

List Price
$2.749 million

 


 

Golden Opportunity

A rare, front-row bluff property in the Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood of Oceanfront Estates has hit the market for $5.75 million, complete with far-reaching views of the Pacific, Catalina, Santa Barbara Island and Malibu Coast via panels of large picture windows and French doors, as well as a duo of balconies.

Built in 2005, the exquisite Mediterranean-style residence offers 6,000-plus square feet of opulent living space on more than a half-acre of usable lot with a huge, flat grassy backyard. Among the highlights: four bedrooms; six baths; two family rooms; a sizeable master wing with a fireplace, and an oversized bath with vanity, spa tub and dressing room.

A chef’s kitchen boasts Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, a custom granite island with breakfast counter and nook, butler’s station, and an open bar area and walk-in pantry. A private entrance leads to a landscaped center courtyard boasting a loggia with fireplace and built-in Viking barbecue ideal for entertaining.

 

31  VIA DEL CIELO

BLUFF PROPERTY IN OCEANFRONT ESTATES
4 BEDROOM SUITES
6,008 SQ. FT.

Listed by Stephen Haw of  The Stephen Haw Group

List Price
$5.75 million

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: THE AGENCY (TOP) AND EMILY CRISTIANO (BOTTOM)

The Landmark Ennis House, Frank Lloyd Wrights Opus

That iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright eventually found work in Los Angeles feels a bit like prophecy—he remains one of the most colorful characters in architectural history. Opinionated and flamboyant, a swashbuckler, he was a personality perfect for these parts.

Practically, the West Coast promised the architect a shot at big-budget projects and reliable paydays, along with proximity to his son Lloyd Wright, who served as general contractor on his father’s now-famous series of textile-block houses in the L.A. area, including the beautifully restored Ennis House, which is back on the market, a big ticket and better than ever.

Listed for $23 million by Coldwell Banker and Hilton & Hyland and located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of L.A., Ennis House has long been a star in this town, having appeared in a slew of television and film projects throughout the years including Blade Runner, the sci-fi classic, an acute reminder of the home’s experimental nature, particularly when it was first built, in 1924, when concrete still was a mostly new material in residential construction.

Now nearly a century old, the landmark residence is still making headlines, most recently for the feverous, multimillion restoration efforts by its current owner Ron Burkle, which has taken the already high-profile home to yet another level of renown.

 

The last of Wright’s local textile-block homes built in Southern California, the Ennis House is his most extravagantly imagined here. The clients who commissioned the house, Charles and Mabel Ennis, proprietors of a men’s clothing store, are somewhat shadowy figures in the sense that not much is known about them.

They had some degree of affluence, but prior to their collaboration with Wright, the Ennises’ homes were largely sensible. One assumes, not unreasonably, that as the couple rose in the ranks socially, their ambition widened as well. In Wright, the Ennises had an architect to design a house to meet the moment, a place where they could entertain.

Wright’s vision for the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home, which is composed of roughly 27,000 blocks, each one hand-cast in a custom mold, is equal to its expansive view of Los Angeles.

The property also features a self-contained, one-bedroom guest house. Later, as part of a 1940 remodel, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the pool. The home’s living spaces are more intimate than its public spaces, which are quite grand, even a bit showy.

“The way it’s perched on the hill is on stage. There is definitely a theatrical component to the house,” says John Waters, AIA, LEED AP, preservations programs manager of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, pointing to such aspects as the architect’s beautiful glass mosaic fireplace, columned corridors, and custom art-glass windows.

“While it is not unusual for Wright to dramatically reveal once space after another, the visceral effect of movement through the house is particularly theatrical here,” Waters adds. “The various spaces create a stage-like feeling inside. The Storer and Freeman [Houses] are more intimate in scale and the way the spaces work. Ennis is theatrical.”

While it is certainly true that the Ennis House has the flavor of the Mayan Revival style, it is more accurately perceived less aesthetically and more about Wright’s attempt to create a useable system of building. “Because it’s conceptual, it took more than he anticipated,” says Waters of Wright’s experimentation with the system.

“But it wasn’t a willful attempt to spend a lot of the Ennises’ money, but about his curiosity to see if the system would work.” Still, the Ennis House is highly ornamented, as was Wright’s way. “He loved to get his T-square and triangle working,” Waters notes. “The patterns are not always directly related to the work at hand. His work can be extremely decorative, a lot more than people really think about it being.”

The Ennis House is a testament to Frank Lloyd Wright’s remarkable ability to see three-dimensionally, but also his affinity for California. He did return to the Midwest eventually, but presumably, he was attracted to the energy of a Los Angeles as well as its regional characteristics, like natural light, which played well into his ideas of organic architecture.

It also fit with Wright’s flair for presentation; he did, after all, dub the Hollyhock House his “California Romanza” and in a letter to the Ennises, he wrote, prophetically in fact: “You see, the final result is going to stand on that hill a hundred years or more. Long after we are all gone it will be pointed out as the Ennis House and pilgrimages will be made to it by lovers of the beautiful—from everywhere.”

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Presented by:
Ron de Salvo
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
310.777.6233

Branden and Rayni Williams
Williams & Williams Estates Group at Hilton & Hyland
310.691.5935

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARY E. NICHOLS

Luxury For Sale In Southern California

Sublime Symphony

“Sexy, functional and fun” is how listing agent Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty describes this one-of-a-kind, Alex Pettas-designed property at 1172 N. Doheny Drive, nestled behind black obsidian gates in the exclusive Lower Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills. What exactly leads to such a bold statement? Perhaps it’s the modern, Vanina Alfaro-designed living space highlighted by an abundance of light, water, glass, Italian stone, cedar and European oak flooring throughout.

Or maybe it’s one of the eye-catching features—like the biometric, oversized door that opens to a cascading infinity-edge pool and bonsai trees; soaring great room with disappearing glass doors and floor-to-ceiling Italian marble fireplace; and decadent master suite with its own living room and designer showroom closet.

But no doubt it all hinges upon the ultimate highlight: a 1,000-square-foot rooftop deck with a built-in bar and Jacuzzi that is, Bacal says, simply “off-the-charts cool.”

 

1172 N. DOHENY DRIVE

LOWER BIRD STREETS
7 BEDROOMS
6,485 SQ. FT.

Listed by Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty

List Price
$9.3 million

 


 

South Bay Stunner

Coming to the market soon is this brand-new coastal contemporary masterpiece custom built by Hermosa Beach architect Luc Berne, complete with high-end finishes and features, and plenty of seamless indoor/outdoor living space.

Found in the sought-after Sand Section of Manhattan Beach, the five-bedroom property will feature 4,150 square feet of living space on three stories upon completion. Among the highlights: a gourmet kitchen sporting Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances; tea room that opens to an expansive terrace; and luxe master suite with a walk-in closet, and bath with soaking tub and private deck.

There’s a convenient surfer’s bath, mudroom and wine cellar too. Perhaps the best part? A prime location just a few short blocks from nearby beaches and the popular downtown district of Manhattan Beach. “It’s rare in Southern California when you get to check almost all of the boxes when shopping for a home,” says listing agent Ed Kaminsky. “This home checks them all.”

 

409 3RD STREET

SAND SECTION OF MANHATTAN BEACH
5 BEDROOMS
4,150 SQ. FT.

Listed by Ed Kaminsky of Kaminsky Real Estate Group

List Price
$5.795 million

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: SEAN GORDON LUXURY IMAGERY (TOP) AND KVI360 (BOTTOM EXTERIOR)

Hotel-Like Estate By The Sea

World-famous architect Tony Ashai has a distinct design philosophy, one that is steadfast to all things classic and timeless. That is to build a client’s dream home tailored to their individual lifestyle, and in a way that never goes out of style. For the property at 67 Paseo Del La Luz, Aisha—working with general contractor Josh Herbst, who is well-known for building premium homes in Beverly Hills—applied his classical stance and commitment to visual balance to create this elegant retreat reminiscent of a luxury seaside European villa.

Commanding views from a secluded neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes, this particular home is one of the newest properties built in the Oceanfront Estates community. Here, gorgeous private estates are surrounded by large manicured lawns with deep setbacks and wide streets. The slight gradation of land allows one to truly enjoy the cliffside locale and still enjoy 180-degree ocean vistas. With this neighborhood also near to some of the town’s hotspots like Terranea Resort and Trump International Golf Course, dining out or playing a round of golf is the norm.

The beautiful limestone colonnades at the entry create an almost piazza feel with cloistered ceilings along the hallways that are perfectly symmetrical, true to Ashia’s philosophy. Along with this visual balance, the grand, almost palatial, spaces feel surprisingly intimate and comforting. “The entrance to this home and its common areas feel like the lobby of a five- or six-star hotel in Europe,” describes Lily Liang, Realtor for Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate Group.

The attention to detail is unmatched, evident not only in the classic European wrought iron that wraps the dramatic and curved dual-sided staircase but in the individually carved marble stairs and floors that run throughout the common areas and hallways too. Hardwood floors, meanwhile, warm the bedrooms. “Those with a keen eye and understanding for architecture can see the value in the curved lines of the marble stairs and the authenticity of the colonnade pillars and fireplaces being hand-carved from French limestone,” adds Liang. Clearly, no expense was spared for the sake of quality and pure form.

Boasting just over 8,300 square feet, the tremendous volume of the space is highlighted by dramatic coffered ceilings that vary from room to room with clean lines so as to not feel overdone. Spaces seamlessly blend due to a flowing floor plan and creamy monochromatic color palette that yields a streamlined yet intricate aesthetic. One always finds delightful surprises in a home like this one: a regal study, custom wine cellar built directly into the dual staircase, and posh home theater, along with dedicated space for a gym or reading room.

All of these unique spaces are only steps away from outside access through a multitude of arched French doors leading to lovely grounds. The ultimate feature for the gourmet cook is the home’s second kitchen, sometimes known as a kosher kitchen, where a self-proclaimed chef can engage in the messier side of cooking, discreetly and out of the way of the main kitchen. Anchored by a huge slab of cream marble on the island and furniture-style cabinetry, this space also is appointed with a six-burner Wolf range, including griddle, indoor grill, and a professional grade ventilation system, tucked under a classic French-style hood.

Meanwhile, refined wooden panels mask doubled-sided Sub-Zero refrigerators, as well as dual dishwashers and other storage. This home was definitely built for a family or an owner who enjoys throwing a good party too; there’s a multitude of entertaining space, including two grand living rooms, one at the entry and the other downstairs with pool access, as well as a more intimate family room. Adjacent to the family room is a classic full-size wet bar with counter seating for enjoying a cognac after a dinner party in the formal dining room. Both upstairs and downstairs entertaining areas open up to gorgeous scenes from various balconies and patios.

The lavish master suite is one of the four bedrooms. Bordered by two balconies—west and southwest facing—one may enjoy vistas to Catalina right from bed. In the master and throughout the balance of the bedrooms, finely crafted built-ins with trim details create ample storage, as well. A swoon-worthy closet fit for a king and a massive master bath with a silver-tipped clawfoot tub complete the master suite. The balance of the bedroom-suites are very generous in size, each with a full bath and closets with built-ins. Each of the six baths, which include two powder rooms, one with a richly-done chrome sink, are individually designed with fresco-style tilework, furniture-like vanities and unique features.

A unique advantage to this home is that has two separate backyards. Perfect for families with small children, and completely gated, there is a large grassy lawn for playing sports or housing a pet on one side, and meticulous landscapes wrapping the lovely pool, with waterfall feature, and the spa on the other. Here, plenty of outdoor seating is available on the covered patio draped by colonnade-style pillars, as well as in the outdoor kitchen area with built-in barbecue grill. Sitting on just over a half-acre of land, the home’s exterior offers abundant grassy space for kids to run and play.

The property’s outdoor environment paints a transcendent classical picture via its dramatic colonnades, pillars of limestone, wrought iron-wrapped balconies, and smooth stone finish. Combined with its exquisite interior, this home translates to a life spent on permanent vacation in a seaside villa where stunning views and privacy abound—beautifully.

 

PRESENTED BY
Lily Liang
Strand Hill Properties
Christie’s International Real Estate

310.902.7799

List Price
$6,789,000

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL JONASON

Rural Living In Southern California

This exquisite custom estate raises the bar when it comes to luxurious Southern California living. Think a meticulously built home with a wealth of luxe amenities—like a billiards room, professional gym and Western-style saloon with a theater—along with an unrivaled setting on its own private knoll within the admired and guard-gated city of Rolling Hills, complete with breathtaking ocean, city, mountain and canyon views from Malibu to Newport Beach.

“We sold this client this property in 1998 as a small farm house that the previous family had maintained for 60 years,” says Bill Ruth, who is co-listing the residence with Charlie Raine and Carissa Wright, all of Ruth and Raine. “It took the current owner four years to create, design and build this current masterpiece of a home.”

Found on a 3.45-acre parcel of land at 60 Eastfield Drive—atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula, just 25 minutes from Downtown L.A.—the six-bedroom, nine-bath, ranch-style abode features 9,000-plus square feet of open living space on two levels. Expect a dramatic entry with soaring ceilings that leads through a main level outfitted with a formal dining room and spacious living room with massive stone fireplace, as well as a country kitchen boasting high-end appliances, a center island and countertop dining, and a sumptuous master suite featuring a seating area with fireplace, his-and-her walk-in closets, and large master bath fit for royalty.

Topping off this lovely home is an attached guest suite highlighting a full kitchen, living room, laundry room, bath and fireplace, plus a flat grassy yard perfect for enjoying the panoramic views from a variety of relaxing enclaves.

 

PRESENTED BY

Bill Ruth, Charlie Raine and  Carissa Wright of Ruth & Raine

310.621.2885

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