Bel Air is a neighborhood that invokes splendor and sumptuousness like no other enclave around Hollywood. Often characterized as the playing ground for the rich and famous, the residential, stately quarter offers hard-to-surpass luxury and privacy. Many of the multi-million estates here are downright gorgeous. Yet, not all possess the same upscale clout.
Renowned real estate broker, whose name is synonymous with uber-luxurious estates around the world, Joyce Rey showcases two of the most resplendent, jaw-dropping properties currently on the market in Bel Air.
1244 Moraga Drive
The former property of oil tycoon and philanthropist, Howard B. Keck, 1244 Moraga Drive is a classic Italian villa of nearly 15 square feet on an expansive lot behind the gates of the upscale Moraga Estates enclave in Bel Air.
“Moraga Drive has a remarkable amount of flat land,” said Rey. “It has a huge garden which is so rare because it’s nearly 4 acres and it’s in a 24-hour guard-gated community, which gives it a special security and privacy. The scale of the design and rooms is outstanding.”
The four-bedroom, nine-bathroom main residence features quintessential Mediterranean details such as curved archways and windows as well as soaring ceilings that create an elegant ambience awash in natural light. Some of the most distinct spaces include a stately office/library, a walk-in bar and a sophisticated master suite.
Outdoors, a motor court accommodates 10 vehicles, while the lush gardens, punctuated by a swimming pool and a lounge area, afford a lovely entertainment setting. A one-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house complete the exceptional offering, listed for $33,750,000 .
277 St. Pierre Road
277 St. Pierre is anything but an ordinary – albeit high-end – estate. It is an exceptional compound that pairs California’s leisure with New York’s sophistication in its contemporary interior design by Gavin Brodin. Resting on a flat one-acre parcel behind private gates, the residence exudes opulence that rivals that of world-class resorts.
“It’s the approximately 36,000 square footage, which is unusual and the entertaining areas, which are extensive,” that underscore the lavishness of 277 St. Pierre, which is offered at $49,900,000, said Rey.
The spa and pool, the sauna and steam room, and the massage room foster a relaxed, vacation-worthy atmosphere, while the bowling alley, full bar, racquetball court, private cinema and several game rooms add to the seemingly endless entertainment possibilities here.
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