This 2+ acre estate is extraordinarily private, and is accessed down a long, gated drive to a spacious motor courtyard. About half of the lot is flat, with an abundance of mature trees. Located on a private street (which might be soon gated) in upper Bel Air (off Mulholland), the house, once owned by Merv Griffin, feels somewhat like a modernist ski lodge or modernist Balinese pavilion. The approx. 5,100 sq.ft. home has 3 family bedrooms (and a maidâ€™s); the master has its own sitting room and his and her baths and closets; the living room is phenomenally dramatic with soaring ceiling heights (20â€²+), lots of glass and powerful lodge post poles; and the kitchen/family room is also anchored by a broad lodge post pole and has a wood-paneled ceiling. There is a tennis court, an infinity pool and a large grassy area. The numerous skylights and walls of glass provide an enormous amount of natural light.