I like this one, even though it’s way too big—I think it’s sprawled over two or three zip codes—but I love the Spanish Colonial-ness of it, and the modern interior, and, well, perhaps the biggest wine cellar I’ve seen outside the Biltmore.
This gorgeous estate is located in Bel Air, and sits on almost two acres, with the main house built around a classic Spanish central courtyard, and pool, guest house and tennis court out back. The house is about 20,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and nine-and-a-half bathrooms, and while its interiors are modern, there is a nod to 1920’s Spanish Colonial architecture with its clay veneer plaster walls, 12-inch French oak floors, and rustic hardware.
The master suite is a home unto itself—no, seriously, Casa Bob y Carlos is 2560 square feet and this master suite is 2500 square feet, so, with a little lube you could squeeze our entire house into just one bedroom here.
There is a lap pool courtyard, a gorgeous modern kitchen with stone table, a media room and several sitting rooms, a gym, a loggia, a glassed-in second floor office, a pool house with bar and fireplace and guest rooms and more fireplaces that I can count. And, as I said earlier, and even better, a wine cellar I would kill for … with space for 7,000 bottles.
My one caveat, and this is where I bow down to the Duchess Deedles … it could use some red.