Located within the prestigious, guard-gated enclave of Beverly Park, this stunning and secluded Italian Villa–designed by the renowned and distinguished architect Robert Sinclair–was built to the most exacting of standards to create a grand, yet intimate, compound-Estate that beautifully unites Old World Tuscan charm with elegant modernity.
Beyond the property’s gates lies a majestic world of unmatched serenity and refined sophistication. A circular motor court centered with a tiered water fountain sweeps to the formal entry, while a wide olive tree-lined grove lies adjacent and extends via a strolling path to meticulously kept grounds featuring tranquil, romantic touches, such as a fragrant and colorful rose garden. Immediately to the right of the main motor court is an additional large, gated motor court capable of displaying an impressive motor collection and which leads to the estate’s generous 4-bay garage.
Stepping inside the main estate’s grand entry foyer, one immediately senses the monumental proportions and boundless allure of this 7-bedroom, 13-bath residence, which boasts over 17,000 sq ft of living space and offers unparalleled California living. Superior craftsmanship is apparent in every detail, from the 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer to the gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals and the usage of Venetian plaster throughout. Natural light filters through an array of skylights, and reflects off imported limestone and Italian Travertine flooring.
Past the foyer lies the grand scale living, dining and family rooms, as well as the gourmet kitchen–each prudently designed by Sinclair to welcome guests, family and friends alike for all manner of occasions, whether it be large scale gatherings, stately events or the most intimate of affairs. High ceilings throughout give each room of the main estate an impressive sense of volume, while warm, neutral earth tones create an inviting décor that seamlessly transitions to the outdoors via barrel-vaulted verandas and patios.
A rich, walnut-paneled office, located on the main level and nobly appointed with leather wall upholstery, makes the home a haven for the busy executive seeking a quiet work refuge. And for play, the home offers limitless ways to captivate and entertain, including an exquisitely crafted, 12-seat theater perfect for hosting private screenings with its state-of-the-art audio/visual systems and custom-automated curtains. Or spoil yourself with the pleasure afforded by the home’s resort-like, full-service Spa after a long workout in the commercial-quality gym. Everything you need for pure relaxation and healing is right there at your beck and call, from the steam sauna and tanning salon to a hydrotherapy jacuzzi tub and Swedish full-body therapy rooms.
The quintessential California lifestyle continues outdoors where a spectacular setting, arranged to accommodate every lifestyle need, awaits your retreat. Friends and children alike will revel in the expansive, park-like grassy yard whilst you soak up the sun by the swimming pool or relax in the cabana. An outdoor kitchen, suited for a star chef, features a professional-grade pizza oven, BBQ/rotisserie grill, deep fryer, wet bar, and outdoor refrigerator/ice maker. A 2,100 sq ft Sports Court can be used to play a variety of sports, from basketball to paddle tennis, or easily converted for use as an entertaining space. Nearly 2,000 sq ft of inviting loggias with beautiful custom furniture serve as an outdoor living room to take respite from the fun as well as an idyllic setting for al fresco dining any time of day. A 2-story guest house perfect for accommodating family and friends is the icing on the cake to this magnificent estate that operates seamlessly using state-of-the-art “Smart House” technology, all controllable via iPad. Indeed, with a house of this magnitude, it is an essential luxury to be able to control the various systems, from TVs to lighting to audio, all in one place with the touch of a finger.
This Robert Sinclair masterpiece is truly a dream come true — resort-living come to life — and seemingly miles away from everything, yet every imaginable convenience, from the finest shopping to the best restaurants, are just minutes away.
Estimated value$23,500,000 (for sale status unknown)
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