Posted on 16 May
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Set on nearly one-and-a-half acres with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Getty Museum, 461 Bellagio Terrace is steeped in rock and roll history. Designed by Matthew Leizer and built in 1971, the midcentury modern Bel Air abode was originally designed and crafted for The Doors’ inimitable guitarist Robby Krieger and his family.
In the spirit of the home’s golden era, The Agency’s Sacha Radford, who represents the $13.99 million estate, recently hosted a 70s-themed soirée at the residence befitting of the rock legends who once roamed its hallways. As they made their arrivals, guests posed for photos in front of a vintage red Ferrari parked in the motor court—alongside greeters clad in full 70s attire—before making their way inside the home for the throwback fête. Handle Bar spirits shook up inventive cocktails while The District by Hannah An made the rounds with savory bites as attendees mingled and explored the 6,624-square-foot stunner.
Thoughtfully restored and reimagined in 2018 by architect Astra Woodcraft and Brown Design Group, the residence is an homage to the architectural styles of Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner yet infused with contemporary appeal entirely its own. “[461 Bellagio Terrace] embodies that true vintage California vibe,” Sacha told Forbes. “That authentic coolness, an environment that is at once intoxicating, grounded, organic and contemporary.”
Built around a central courtyard and swimming pool, the hexagonal-shaped residence lends itself to entertaining on a grand scale. Disappearing walls flow to gracious outdoor spaces, including a grassy backyard with a fire pit, meditation garden and sweeping views, while the interiors showcase vaulted corked ceilings, Terrazzo floors and built-in entertaining spaces. The pièce de résistance? An original Brutalist earthenware frieze interpretation of The Doors, which hangs above the fireplace, encouraging its future owners to light as many fires as their hearts desire. Cue the music.