Los Angeles is home to arguably the most diverse number of architectural styles, yet none seem to lift us up off our feet quite like a French Chateau. Perhaps it is the large, formal floor plans offering plenty of room to roam or that there is no shortage of windows and arched doorways to illuminate and enrich the interior.
Most of the estate’s architectural elements have been preserved from the 1923 original construction, which was recently renovated, and lived in, by hit songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. The elements in this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom home aim to fulfill a sense of openness and grandeur reminiscent of European mansions and castles of yesteryear. Aptly situated on 11400 Sunshine Terrace, we invite you to fall in line and fall in love with this Chateau on a hillside.
Upon transcending the steps to the estate, guests are greeted by a decadent foyer of inlaid marble floors leading up to a dangling 14-foot crystal chandelier encircled by a spiraling staircase.
Located on the second floor is the master suite and bathroom harboring a resort-like attention to luxury with a fireplace, flat-screen television, and lounge seating. The four additional bedroom suites each echo the same theatrical display of dark walnut flooring, high-beamed ceilings, and elegant chandeliers that center the space.
Flanked by a romantic arched doorway leading to the outside terrace, perfect for an afternoon banquet, this island kitchen is laid with Calcutta Gold marble counter-tops and features Thermador professional stainless appliances, espresso machine, and striking hand-made Ann Sachs concrete floors.
In the visually-breathtaking and expansive grand living room, all eyes gravitate to the commanding 23 foot tall stone fireplace framing six sets of custom crafted French glass doors that welcome you to the outside terraces on either side.
The 50-foot infinity pool and hot tub lay sunken in the manicured grounds creating a smooth outdoor space that offers city and mountain views.
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