A true contemporary palace, the incredible Diriyah House is located just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh in the town of Ad Diriyah—often referred to as “the Beverly Hills of Riyadh.” Set on an 80,000-square-foot lot (nearly 2 acres), the estate’s private entry opens to pristinely manicured, stone-walled grounds designed by Dutch landscape architect Marlon van Maastricht. A stone driveway leads to a motor court and is surrounded by grassy lawns dotted with palms, raised stone planters, a water feature, numerous outdoor living spaces, and a large, glass-paned greenhouse.
Enter the main home through stunning, intricate wood-carved double-doors to explore the Krisitn Collins-designed interiors, which cover numerous living and entertaining spaces, including 13 living rooms, six dining rooms, seven kitchens and one specially designed professional chef’s kitchen ideal for large events. Comprised of four levels—which can all be accessed via elevator or by two main staircases—Diriyah House has seven spacious bedrooms, each designed to accommodate a small family of guests. Many of the estate’s 25 bathrooms are designed with uniquely memorable materials and finishes, such as colorful striped stone, intricate tilework, hand-painted elements, and textured metal accents. The main suite’s dressing room is outfitted with wall-to-wall, mirrored built-in storage and its bathroom boasts a steam shower and soaking tub. Elsewhere on the main level is a pool atrium surrounded by stately classical columns and a number of lounge areas.
Throughout the main home and additional gazebo building, skylights, clerestory, and floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate every space with natural light, while design details like textured gold ceilings, custom light fixtures, and wall coverings underscore the home’s exquisite, modern palace style.
Other special features include a designated health club with steam showers, massage room, salon, and multipurpose sports court; plus a fully-equipped lower-level entertainment space with screening room, pool table, stone-topped circular bar and a built-in coffee and tea corner with sink, multi-burner range and wood cabinet storage for dozens of serving pots. An adjacent 4.6 square mile lot offers an opportunity to expand this estate even further.
Enjoy Diriyah House’s quiet, private location from the rooftop lounge, where views capture incredible sunrises, sunsets and starry nights. The home also boasts some famous neighbors—it is in close proximity to the ultra-private estate of famed Saudi royal and astronaut, Prince Sultan Bin Salman. While it is a tranquil retreat, Diriyah House is also minutes from Riyadh’s diplomatic corridor, shopping districts, historic sites, and the renowned National Museum.
Structural StyleSingle Family Detached
FeaturesHistoric Diriyah, 8 Kitchens, 13 Living Rooms, 6 Dining Rooms, 4 Large Safes