Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Architecture Wednesday: Holmby Hills

One of the best addresses in Bel Air is Holmby Hills, and this estate is possibly the best of the best. Sitting behind private gates on a lush property framed on all sides by mature trees and greenery, the contemporary 3-level, glass-encased compound boasts panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, exquisite amenities and wonderful indoor-outdoor flow throughout.

Secluded and private, the 16,000 square foot home was designed and built by London-based Quinn Architects and Estate Four, with a sophisticated sense of space. The main entrance is dramatic, offering an immense motor court and impressive 20 ft high canopy that leads one into the spacious living room, with its floor to ceiling glass, and soaring 20 ft high ceilings.

You’ll enjoy an abundance of natural light and high ceilings in every room, with each space feeling like a suite unto itself; almost every room boasts its own outdoor patio or balcony. Off of the 75 foot central gallery is a second living area with 14 foot high ceilings and access to the outdoor terraces and pool. An ultra-spacious kitchen features a state-of-the-art Molteni design with integrated lighting, Dada/Miele appliances and more access to the outdoor entertaining spaces. Upstairs, the wide-open master suite combines a sophisticated master bedroom, huge master bath, 3 private walk-closets, powder room, separate offices and its own balcony.

The 3-level home also features 6 other elegantly appointed bedroom suites, each with its own bath, 3 additional living rooms, a formal dining room, a library and a study, a fitness center, home theater, catering kitchen, elevator and wine cellar.

If the house seems like the best hotel, just step outside to the resort-like grounds which are ideal for relaxing and entertaining. There are 6,500 square feet of terraces in addition to the pool, landscaped gardens, outdoor kitchen, flat lower lawn and a gorgeous Astroturf tennis court with floodlights. Mature trees provide a natural border of the property, and together with the tiered pool and gardens, it feels as if you are on a luxurious island looking out over your own private park.

A little bit of heaven in Holmby Hills could be yours for $48,000,000.00.


viktor kerney said...


Helen Lashbrook said...

More like a hotel than a home

mistress maddie said...

Now on this one, I absolutely love the outside more than the inside. But$48,000,000? Pocket change......

Biki Honko said...

Glup! 48 MILLION??? Wow.... But it doesnt even look like a home.