In a tour-de-force of the owner’s distinct creative vision, this approximately 12,000-square-foot residence sits on just under an acre of land and claims one of the most spectacular homesites in the city, a culmination of a four-year planning and design process.
Perched on a promontory above Hollywood’s famed Bird Streets, with views stretching to the Channel Islands, in the prestigious Sunset Strip enclave known as the Doheny Estates, sits this exquisitely designed architectural, custom home. A model of sophistication, it showcases unprecedented European craftsmanship and bespoke details which elevate the property to a true work of art.
Completed with discriminating vision by the European owner, who conceived of the home for himself, much of the residence’s custom-designed interiors were fabricated in Italy and installed by Italian artisans. A main drive gate opens to an expansive motor court which takes full advantage of the property’s panoramic vistas, leading to a main residence and guest house adjoined by an expansive daylit lower level.
A serene reflecting pool and towering walls of marble and glass off the main entrance set the tone, offering a nod to the striking water, fire, stone, metal and wood elements incorporated throughout the home’s interior. Bookmatched walnut wall panels in the soaring great room frame a wall of black marble, while a 26-foot tall walnut bar with a burnished brass frame and cabinetry graces the opposite wall. Automated Fleetwood pocket doors along the entire west facade open interiors to the pool terrace, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor connection while bringing phenomenal views to the forefront of the living experience.
Hand-applied Italian wall plaster and architectural reglet detail work emphasize the home’s unparalleled craftsmanship. An open living and dining area communicate effortlessly with the outdoors, while a sophisticated Italian kitchen boasts electronic touch-open cabinets, Gaggenau appliances, and a generous marble slab island. Behind an invisible Rimadesio door, a sumptuous library serves as a refined hideaway.
A floating marble staircase adjacent to the home’s hidden elevator features silver portoro stone threads that ascend to the second level, where dual guest suites showcase the perfect Italian design. Behind a double-thick pivot door, a monumental master suite holds a sitting area with a Venetian, hand-painted, indoor-outdoor fireplace that opens to expansive views to the ocean.
A Rimadesio showroom closet features a double island, while a sprawling bathroom is designed to allow for effortless movement onto the outdoor terrace. Full slabs of Italian marble were utilized in the design.
An expansive daylit lower level holds a temperature and light-controlled, walk-in wine cellar which flows seamlessly to a 24-foot burnished metal bar adjacent to an entertainment lounge. A complete wellness center includes a traditional Turkish Hamam with a wet and dry sauna and misting shower with aromatherapy and chromatherapy. Additional offerings include a plush theater with an adjacent lobby, as well as an estate manager’s office, all connecting to the one-bedroom guest house with a voluminous terrace and glass-enclosed, three-car gallery on the opposite end of the motor court.
Surrounded by 100-year-old olive trees and complete with an organic fruit and vegetable-yielding hillside garden, the home’s outdoor spaces are designed to serve as a natural extension of the interiors; a zero-edge infinity pool with a fire feature and Baja shelf spills over the hillside, mirroring the ocean views beyond, while the pool’s expansive terrace includes a vanishing television and outdoor kitchen for grand-scale entertaining.
A masterful achievement of concept and design, this singular residence presents a harmonious confluence of pristine, natural elements, unbridled craftsmanship, and European sensibility, offering an elevated and artful lifestyle experience.
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