This palatial residence dubbed Chateau d’Or is sited on a cul-de-sac on two adjacent parcels totaling 2.5 gated acres in sought-after Lower Bel Air, within easy reach of Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica.
The property comprises 25,953 square feet of lavish living in four separate buildings: a 20,000 square-foot mega-mansion, a two-story guest house overlooking the gorgeous swimming pool made up of two separate apartments with 6 bedrooms and an additional building hosting a professional fitness center and beautifully landscaped lush gardens with mature palm trees, koi pond, fountains, grottos, verandas, a 7,500-square-foot cupola-covered pavilion and lighted tennis court. Built in 1936 in the style of an 18th century French palace, this huge residence totals 15 bedrooms and 16 full and 1 partial baths. It has two gated entrances and a fantastic long palm-lined drive. The luxury main residence spans around 20,000 square feet and is visibly decorated in an 18th-century style, with heavily adorned walls, moldings, marble, pillars – you name it. It features a majestic foyer, an expansive dining room for grand scale entertaining, great room/theater with balconies, office and a huge master bedroom suite.
The original asking price was $39.995M, two years later dropped to $22.5M and the property was finally sold for $18M. Some say it was because this is the most tasteless residence ever! Yet, those who dream of living in the Marie Antoinette-style with Arab and Western touches should wait until this French-inspired palace is listed again.