Welcome to Los Angeles, where the housing prices for luxury homes are from another planet. This is where “luxury” means something completely different than the rest of the world. Luxury houses here are made of dreams – contemporary masterpieces which keep getting larger and more pricey.
Here are some of my favorites:
301 N CAROLWOOD DR. Beverly Hills, CA – Asking: $150,000,000
An extraordinary expression of boundless creativity, passion and a master’s touch of timeless style. Gracefully set on the legendary grounds of the former Mon Reve Estate with more than 470′ of frontage on Carolwood Drive – one of the most prestigious addresses in the world, home to Hollywood royalty for decades. Immersed in nature, the magnificent setting includes a private hiking trail studded w/light trees. Approx. 38,000 sf under roof w/ more than 30,000sf air conditioned. Multiple guest structures rival any 5-star accommodation in Beverly Hills. Club Mon Reve features a lounge, wine room & theater complex w/ a separate valet entrance. Parking for 50 cars inside the property plus a 10 car garage. The spa level boasts a dramatic indoor water wall spilling into a lap pool, salon, pedicure/manicure, steam & massage rooms. Master suite w/ approx. 5,300sf, including a private heated covered patio & every luxury you would expect from the absolute finest estate offered in the world today.
One of the most exquisite estate offerings in the United States, covering a 2.5 acre promontory in Trousdale Estates, is the palatial former estate of comedian and philanthropist Danny Thomas. Surrounded by 360 degree views that sweep from downtown to the canyons and back, the 7 bedroom, 10 bath Villa embraces 18,000 square feet of palatial living space with grand scale. Built with the finest materials, this stately mansion features the most opulent dining and living rooms. Designer details include gold leaf crown moldings, hand woven carpets and European details. The private grounds showcase the sunny swimmers pool, dining and viewing pavilions perfect for entertaining and enjoying the city view below. This is an opportunity to acquire one of the prime and trophy estates in Beverly Hills and across the globe.
THE CASTLE by Scott Gillen/UNVARNISHED. Situated on one of Malibu’s landmark sites adjacent to Serra Retreat, this 360 degree promontory offers some of the best views available overlooking Malibu Colony, Surfrider Beach, Serra Retreat and head on views of the Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island. Completely private at the end of the cul-de-sac is an over 400 foot long private double gated driveway which leads you to the most impressive construction Malibu has to offer. 5 bedroom main house with 120′ long great room that opens to the 70′ infinity pool and jaw dropping ocean views. Custom Teak doors and cabinetry throughout, 80 year old aged Oak floors, a Bulthaup kitchen and Crestron home automation are just a few of the high end features. Main house also includes a day-lighted basement with media room and game room + staff quarters. Detached 4,000 SQ.FT. guest house with 2 bedroom suites, large great room and kitchen plus a full gym and spa. Turnkey with custom furnishings included.