Legendary British rockstar Rod Stewart says goodbye to his sprawling Los Angeles mansion. Listed for a whopping $70 million, the property is located in the prestigious gated enclave of North Beverly Park, known as one of the most expensive communities in the city.
The estate was custom built for Stewart in the late 1990s by renowned mega-mansion architect Richard Landry. The property includes a 28,500-square-foot main house, a 4,500-square-foot guest house, and three acres of manicured, palace-style grounds. In total, the English country house has a total of 13 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms between the two houses.
From the moment you drive behind the gates and along the long driveway, you are transported to a European countryside. There is a large motor court with lovely fountains and immaculate landscaping. The three-story home has ornate double doors to the front and an impressive foyer and magnificent double staircase leading to the upstairs master bedroom, which has a spa-like bathroom and huge walk-in closets. It also has a large private covered lanai that overlooks the majestic backyard and views of the city and canyons.
The main floor of the three-story home features an incredible great room, perfect for those who love to entertain. It has inlaid wood floors and a hand-painted bar that connects to a covered outdoor loggia through beautiful French doors. This floor also has a gourmet chef’s kitchen that connects to two living rooms on either side; a tea room; and den with fireplaces and loggias. There is also a formal dining room with seating for 20 guests, a wine room, and a formal library with floor-to-ceiling wood bookcases and a marble fireplace.
It’s not hard to imagine large-scale hosting or intimate entertaining possible within the home. There’s even a designer speakeasy with marble floors and Brèche de Vendôme wood that leads to a screening room with private outdoor seating. The grassy area also has a 30 foot waterfall fountain.
If that’s not enough, there are two large gymnasiums, an indoor recreation room that can be used for a variety of hobbies, and a tennis court that has been converted into a 60-foot by 120-foot lighted soccer field. Most impressive is a huge resort-style pool with an elevated hot tub and a large sundeck and lounge that wraps around the pool. There is also an outdoor kitchen and fireplace and many loggias with ample seating for many people. Nearly every vantage point in the home, both inside and out, has fantastic mountain and city views. Lastly, there is a garage for five cars. The private gardens and fountains that surround the house rival the gardens of the most famous palaces in the world.
Even the guest house, with its four bedrooms and five bathrooms, is larger than most people’s houses. This is where the second state-of-the-art fitness center is located and there are two large living rooms, perfect for entertaining out of town family and friends or older children with families of their own. The luxurious and ornate house is undoubtedly one of the most impressive properties in Los Angeles.
The house is featured with Douglas Elliman’s Michelle Oliver.
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