Hacienda De La Paz
One of the most celebrated, architecturally significant private estates in North America, Hacienda De La Paz is situated on eight majestic acres at the crest of California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Capturing magnificent, far-reaching ocean, mountain and city views, Hacienda De La Paz is nestled within the only guard-gated city in the country, Rolling Hills, a blissfully quiet coastal community renowned for its breathtaking countryside, equestrian lifestyle, outstanding schools and family-friendly appeal, minutes from the heart of Los Angeles.
An architectural masterpiece by celebrated Spanish architect Rafael Manzano Martos, Hacienda De La Paz is a worldly-inspired mosaic, a 19th century Andalusian estate built by the hands of artisans and master craftsmen from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Morocco. The estate remains the only private residence in the Americas designed by world-renowned Spanish architect Rafael Manzano Martos, a practicing master of classical architecture and the Mudéjar style. Hacienda De La Paz receives its inspiration from Southern California’s original Spanish forebearers, uniquely showcases three distinct periods of history and architecture, 19th, 18th and 10th centuries, melding each with a seamless transitional flow and flawless continuity. The architectural authenticity and grandeur of the Hacienda, with its gracefully coupled Spanish and Moorish influences, connects the residence to the classical idiom and its Andalusian roots.
Boasting 51,000-square feet of living space, 9 bedrooms, 25 baths and every amenity imaginable, the home is both a tranquil retreat for intimate family life and a grandiose setting for large-scale entertaining. Hacienda De La Paz is home to one of Southern California’s largest private ballrooms, an 18th-century Neoclassical ballroom equipped to accommodate professional caliber performances, a 30-piece orchestra, dance floor, catering facilities and formal dining for 350 guests. When not utilized for events, the extraordinary space doubles as an indoor tennis court designed to US Open Specifications.
One of the home’s most notable features is the 10,000-square-foot luxurious Moorish hamam, which harks back to the 10th century, with hand-crafted ceilings, 24-carat gold Venetian tiling, indoor pool, baths, relaxation rooms and a spa experience that rivals the finest resorts in the world. The property also boasts an ultra-private guest house, gym, yoga room, wine cellar, outdoor clay tennis court, and a sun-drenched swimming pool that captures stunning panoramic views. Surrounding the home are acres of immaculately manicured grounds with rose, herb and vegetable gardens, wildflowers, fruit tree orchards and a series of scenic, private equestrian trails.
For all of its historically inspired splendor, Hacienda De La Paz is also a marvel of modern engineering with an intricately executed structural design and a geothermal energy efficient system for heating and cooling, making it eligible for LEED certification.
From the nuanced historical detail to the awe-inspiring architecture both above and below ground, Hacienda De La Paz showcases uncompromising craftsmanship in every detail. With unencumbered vistas and a sprawling, idyllic acreage in one of California’s most exclusive communities, Hacienda De La Paz is a real estate rarity in the United States and one of the world’s most unique private estates.
Property Details for Hacienda De La Paz
- Price $53,000,000
- Beds 9
- Square Footage 51,000
- Neighborhood Rolling Hills
- Baths 25
- Lot Size 323,262