5 Of The Most Outrageously Beautiful And Expensive Estates You'll Ever Lay Eyes On
If you can afford it, get the best. This fine taste and opulence are what went into the creation and preservation of these estates that star in Million Dollar Listing LA.
From something that costs from the conservative millions to something as jaw-dropping as $45 million, we’ve got a house—or more like a mansion—to inspire you to go after the house of your dreams.
1. Estate of Wes Craven / Price: $3.2 million
Wes Craven was an American director, producer, writer, and actor, known for his works like Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, and Scream. Throughout his more than four decades in the film industry doing mostly horror and thriller movies, it’s surprising his estate actually looks the total opposite of his genre.
The estate of Wes Craven is actually a very homey and modern property with heavy influences of Japanese and zen architecture. Woods and whites are dominant inside and outside the house, amplifying the clean and cozy atmosphere.
The house is also surrounded by zen foliage, with bonsai-like trees and plants resembling the reds of Japanese maple trees.
The master bedroom also makes quite a statement, with minimalist white décor and a zen garden peeking out from the glass windows behind.
2. Moncalm Ave. / Price: $7 million
For people who are interested in a bit of history, this Spanish-style oasis built way back in 1926 is an interesting piece of estate. The house stands in a gigantic 7-acre lot, surrounded by healthy foliage to enhance its Spanish and rustic architecture.
The house is a beautiful nod to how the rich people used to live back in the 20s, the original cast iron stairwell still standing strong and proud. In the kitchen, you’ll find traces of past memorabilia, like hidden booze cabinets that survived the Prohibition, a 1920s intercom, and even a dumbwaiter.
The house was also previously owned by Oscar-winning composer Ben Hur, making it truly a magnificent piece of Hollywood history.
3. St. Ives Drive / Price: $10 million
To put it simply, this, you could say, is the ultimate bachelor pad. The furnishings are tailored and meticulously designed, so everything melds to convey a single theme. Tastefully curated artworks also hang in bare walls to give a certain character to the rooms.
But probably what gives this house an extraordinary appeal, so to speak, is the phenomenal 280-degree panoramic view of Los Angeles from all over the house. Right across the living room are floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ample sunlight and offer sweeping city views.
One of the four bathrooms also offers a surprising treat. And when you step out into the balcony, your jaw will drop for the infinity pool spilling out into the horizon, standing out against the clean white furnishings.
4. Bliss Canyon Rd / Price: $24 million
How about a house that’s at least 30,000-square-foot huge? Stepping inside this estate is like getting whipped back into the Victorian era or getting lost inside one of the prince’s or princess’ estates. The mansion is finished in marble flooring, not skimping on the quality marble finishing provides.
The formal living room is already so opulent in its bare glory, with a towering 12-ft marble fireplace standing in the middle of the high-ceiling room.
The 2-storey library is also a delight, bringing you back to the library from Beauty and the Beast, with Belle swinging around in her wooden ladder and letting the light in through the big, curtained doorways.
And if you think frescos are only saved for the Sistine Chapel, the master bedroom of this 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion is finished with a hand-painted fresco and equipped with a bronze bathtub that can fit at least six people. Talk about lavish!
5. Bel-Air, California / Price: $45 million
Indoor-outdoor living is the name of the game of this $45-million masterpiece, the perfect estate for the entertainer at heart. Standing at more than 14,000 sq. ft., the house lets the ultimate entertainer host the ultimate party. The living room is spacious enough to begin with, then you have the floor-to-ceiling windows open to the beautiful, open balcony. Get sweeping views of downtown Hollywood as you enjoy the fresh air and great company.
But what’s entertaining without overflowing booze? You’re always well-stocked with the huge temperature-controlled wine room, to keep your fine wine and alcohol at optimum condition.
And after a night of partying and merry-making, unwind and sweat out the calories in your very own home gym and wellness center that’s equipped with its own sauna and steam room! It’s totally like Four Seasons squeezed into a home!
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