Easy to imagine oneself in a Garden of Eden or exotic country in this Old World, Mediterranean-style mansion in the Beverly Hills Flats neighborhood that looks like a luxury jungle retreat, but it is only steps from the Beverly Hills Hotel. Draped deeply in foliage from its walled entrance to heavily vined house walls and thickly planted landscaping, it is walking distance to Rodeo Drive shopping and restaurants. The neighborhood’s leafy, curvy streets and expensive estates have attracted a long list of illustrious residents over the years including Donna Reed, Dean Martin, Courtney Cox and Shirley MacLaine. Previously listed at $20.5 million, the home is going to no-reserve auction on April 15th.Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
Through palms, stands of bamboo and ferns, the entrance opens to a grand, bright white modern foyer where the dramatic, curved staircase with its unique sculptural railing is the centerpiece. The decor scheme throughout is centered around a base of dark mahogany-wood floors with a glassy high sheen, white walls, beamed vaulted ceilings, French doors and large windows with jungle-garden views. Architectural details and rich materials exist in each room including walls finished by Italian artisans with gold-and-nickel dust for color and shine, a gold-accented bath, huge chef’s kitchen with onyx countertops, and a large terrace with an outdoor living room and fireplace, an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. Oenophiles will appreciate the 5,500-bottle-wine room and those who prefer to take their spirits outside in the mild climate can enjoy lounging in the shade of the loggia or in the sunshine by the pool and spa. There are eight French-style fireplaces with large fireboxes to view the flames.
The ivy-covered estate with guest house sits on just over a half acre, has 10,630 square feet of living area and comprises six bedrooms, seven baths, master suite with fireplace and two balconies, a library and office. Previously listed at $20.5 million, it will be going to auction on April 15th through Concierge Auctions.
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