May 06, 2023

In Beverly Hills, a Richard Landry

Back in the late 2000s, on the best block of one of Beverly Hills’ most coveted streets, a wealthy businessman in the auto parts supply industry enlisted architect Richard Landry to craft a new mega-mansion for him from scratch. The result is a stately Italian-inspired residence that just popped up for sale for the first time ever, asking a whopping $45 million.

Nestled amid three-quarters of an acre secluded behind gates, and embellished out front by a manicured courtyard bolstered by a statuesque fountain, the impressive stone and terracotta-roof structure was completed in 2010, and features five bedrooms and 10 baths in over 20,400 square feet of ornate living space spread across two levels, plus a basement. Fancy amenities include a 400-bottle wine room, wet bar-equipped game room, wood-paneled library and detached gym. There's also a Crestron home-automation system, commercial elevator and not just one but two backup generators.

Arched double doors crowned with a Juliette balcony open into a soaring chandelier-topped entry foyer displaying water-cut Italian marble inlaid floors and a curving wrought-iron staircase. An attached rotunda flows out to the backyard, while a fireside living room rests beneath an ornamental ceiling, an elegant blush-hued dining room seats at least 12, and a sleekly designed kitchen is decked out with custom Neff cabinetry, an eat-in island, top-tier stainless appliances and an accompanying breakfast nook.

Upstairs, four en-suite bedrooms with individual foyers include a posh master retreat sporting a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, and ritzy bath holding dual vanities and a marble soaking tub stationed right in the middle of the room. There's also a subterranean level equipped with a full staff suite, movie theater and showroom-style garage that can accommodate up to 12 vehicles; and outdoors, the park-like grounds host a 54-foot pool, as well as a raised spa, fire-pit, and several spots for al fresco lounging and entertaining.

The property is co-listed by Kirby Gillon of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate and Safir Shamsi of Rodeo Realty.

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