Gated and completely private, this magical estate from a bygone era represents a truly once in a lifetime opportunity. Classic 1927 Spanish Colonial situated on an expansive lot on much desired Arden Drive in prime Beverly Hills. Filled with romance and charm at every turn and reminiscent of the Hotel Bel Air & the sprawling estates of Montecito, this historic home has been restored, remodeled and expanded with great taste, quality and sensitivity to the original architecture. Much admired street presence, walled courtyard entry with fountain, grand scale spaces, exceptional detailing and gorgeous grounds with magical gardens, mature trees and great privacy. All the signature elements of the period can be found throughout the almost 10,500 square feet (main house plus detached two story guest house), including thick plaster walls, arched openings, patios and terraces, sculptural exterior stair, stenciled & beamed ceilings, Malibu tiles, original hardware & fixtures, ironwork, stained glass, paneled doors, and hardwood & Saltillo tiled floors. Grand scale living room with exquisite stenciled wood beamed ceiling and large hearth, beautifully proportioned formal dining room, breakfast room, eat-in cook’s kitchen with adjacent family room and inviting library/den all open through French doors to courtyard, loggia, patios, sparkling pool, fruit tree orchard, vegetable/herb garden and expansive yard. Fabulous master with beamed ceiling, sitting area, Romeo & Juliet balcony and generous baths and closets. Four additional bedrooms in the main house plus two detached guest bedrooms or offices, each with bath. Other amenities include a theatre with terraced seating and gym with bath. You could wait years for another property like this to come on the market!
Offered at $16,995,000