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Inside a $65M Masterpiece 7 Years in the Making

by | Aug 9, 2023

A great work of art takes time. When that work of art is a sprawling estate set atop one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the world, months turn into years as the vision is realized level by level, room by room and detail by detail. Such is the story of 1859 Bel Air Road, a one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-lifetime offering masterfully crafted by award-winning architectural firm Tag Front and meticulously designed by world-renowned César Giraldo. Perfection on this scale simply has to be seen to be believed. Continue scrolling for the grandest of tours. 

Behind the private gates awaits a spectacular retreat from the rest of the world. And since a picture is worth 1,000 words, here are some numbers that will further wow: 1.6 acres, 20,000 square feet of living space across three levels, 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 indoor garage spaces and 2-bedroom staff quarters. 

Ascend to the upper level and be greeted by a calming water feature and verdant living wall that envelops guests in a signature fragrance. 

Continue exploring to find the most tastefully opulent primary suite, offering stunning views of the surrounding canyon from the balcony, a fireplace and automatic doors and shades. Dual baths — each with its own soaking tub and waterfall shower — and dual walk-in closets provide ample space for two. 

The staircase perfectly encapsulates the architectural splendor  and attention to detail that characterizes the entire estate. Spiraling down to the main level, this showpiece features beautifully crafted steel and wood that has been entirely hand-painted by a Ferrari specialist. Custom delicate designer lighting illuminates each step and elegantly contrasts the staircase’s striking sculptural beauty.

Every element of the open main level has been painstakingly considered to celebrate the surrounding views, with walls of custom floor-to-ceiling windows and Fleetwood doors that frame vistas extending across the canyons and city to the ocean. Whether enjoying a dinner party in the dining area, cozying up by the living room fireplace lounge, relaxing in the family room or reading in the wood-paneled library, residents can rest that they’ll always have the best seat in the house. 

Culinary creativity meets chic design in the kitchen. A precise mix of form and function, the space epitomizes modern elegance and sophistication. Cutting-edge Gaggenau appliances complement the stunning Poliform cabinets. Natural light streams through the windows, inviting slow mornings made for savoring a fresh cup of coffee.. 

An expansive Fleetwood door effortlessly extends the main living area to a two-level terrace. Doubles as entertainer’s paradise and private oasis, this outdoor space boasts a sparkling infinity-edge pool and spa, a full bar and barbecue, and a projector-enabled TV for movie nights under the stars. 

Down the stairs, find an open outdoor lounge and a covered outdoor lounge, both with a fireplace, and pristinely manicured lawn. The property’s hillside also presents an opportunity to cultivate a vineyard or citrus grove using rainwater collected from a series of tanks and pumps. 

Outfitted with every amenity, the lower level of this masterpiece leaves no desire or need unmet. In addition to a full fitness studio with Technogym equipment, residents and guests can enjoy a dedicated wine lounge surrounded by up 1,200 bottles, a home cinema featuring acoustic paneling by Kneedler Fauchere. A tranquil spa features a waterfall shower, soaking tub and sauna. 

Although this estate is a triumph of modern design, every inch of it reveals an old-world commitment to artisanry — from the highest-grade white oak floors and DUCHATEAU wood wall panels to the Italy-imported tile and stonework. This exquisite canvas is further elevated by the finest furnishings and art from prodigious firms such as the late Zaha Hadid, Se Oh Studio and Atelier de Verre ANVI. The result of years of passion and ingenuity, 1859 Bel Air Road is a masterpiece that sets the stage for an unparalleled lifestyle and will be the crown jewel of any real estate portfolio. 

Mauricio Umansky and Zach Goldsmith hold the listing. View more details here

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