A stunning mega-mansion in Bel Air which used to belong to celeb singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers has been recently listed (fully furnished) by its current European owners, although it is still under construction.
The luxury hillside mansion, dubbed Liongate on account of the two lion statues flanking the main gate since the 1970s, was built and designed by noted architect Paul Williams, who also designed Frank Sinatra’s home, in the late 1930s and is now being renovated to expand from the original size of 9,359 square feet to 24,000 square feet under the guidance of architect Dean Larkin. Sitting on 2 acres of gated prime land in Lower Bel Air.
Composed of 9 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, the luxury property features 2 formal entries owing to its street-to-street position. The artist extensively renovated the residence, removing some of the original features so architect Dean Larkin had to use historical documents in order to restore the original details.
The additions under construction are 2 bedrooms, three baths and a guest quarters. Highlights include a unique ballroom, a saltwater pool, 12-seat screening roomand a refrigerated wine cellar. Outdoor entertaining space boast a tennis court, gym complete with sauna and a pool next to the exterior glass elevator making the connection between the back yard and another part of the sprawling property. Property records mention that the current owners, whose identity is unknown, bought the estate in 2010 for $12.2 million from the late billionaire Marvin Mavis’s daughter.