Majestic Sophistication in The Flats

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Arlene Rutenberg
23,156 Sq.Ft.
1930Year Built

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An estate of splendor and majesty in an idyllic setting in the flats of Beverly Hills, this remarkable residence is designed for impressive entertaining and extravagant comfort. Painstakingly reconstructed over a period of four years, the home resonates with Moorish influences and incorporates rare treasures, such as hand-painted William Morris beams and an art panel from Rudolph Valentino’s bar. Nearly every room enjoys lush natural light through large illuminated skylights and huge windows. Each space is crafted with attention to beauty and livability: vaulted ceilings, hand-waxed Venetian plaster walls, woodburning fireplaces, wide arched doorways, and exquisite floors of Portuguese limestone, Brazilian mahogany, walnut, marble, or onyx. Lotus flower images recur throughout the property along with the sinuous fronds of water plants portrayed in skylights, floors, and railings on the gorgeous central staircase. Beyond the opulent entry, with its high, groin-vault ceiling, the first level reveals one space more gracious than the next: living room, dining room, family/office, and stunning kitchen. These stately rooms open onto an expansive loggia – a covered outdoor living room with multiple seating and dining areas, fireplace, and handsome tigerwood ceiling. The library/media room is complete with projector and drop-down screen, indoor/outdoor bar, herringbone patterned floors, and coffered ceilings, while the 10,000-bottle wine cellar includes a computerized wine system with labeling and elaborate custom ironwork. A jewel-box powder room and a full guest suite complete the lower level. Up the magnificent staircase, five en-suite bedrooms, with heated floors throughout, include a lavish master suite with a custom-cast Art Deco style relief, sumptuous bath with heated Roman tub and sauna, and a private terrace overlooking the pool and the lush gardens. The enchanting grounds include a one-bedroom guest house with kitchen, pool with fountains and Jacuzzi, sunken firepit, verdant lawns, and mature olive trees and giant timber bamboo. A residence of rare vision and fully realized beauty.

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