One of the premier luxury neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Bel Air is home to many extravagant, ultra-fabulous homes. Even in this neighborhood, however, few properties can match the regal bearing and scale of the majestic Mediterranean style mansion at 277 St. Pierre Road.
The home on St. Pierre Rd. was built in 1927, making it one of the oldest properties in the neighborhood. Despite its historic nature, this palatial estate has every modern feature that today’s luxury homebuyer requires. Just minutes from Bel Air’s east gate at Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Glen Boulevard, the amenities of the rest of Los Angeles are just a short drive away.
A Palatial Estate in Los Angeles’ Premiere Neighborhood
The castle-like estate includes a 36,000-square-foot home that accounts for every need and spares no expense. The home was last on the market over 20 years ago, making this a rare opportunity for luxury homebuyers.
Founded in 1923, the neighborhood of Bel Air lies along the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Los Angeles Basin. It’s one of the safest and most private in the city, and its location in the foothills provides some of the best views in the city. It’s built a well-earned reputation for luxurious real estate and the home on St. Pierre Rd. is a perfect example.
From the moment you enter through the gates of the one-acre property, it’s obvious you’ve entered an estate fit for a king or a queen. The palatial home is tucked away behind manicured shrubs and soaring foliage, lush landscaping that isn’t just attractive but also provides privacy and security.
The property’s verdant landscape is accented with palm groves that add to its distinctly Mediterranean aesthetic. 277 St. Pierre Rd. is unique within the hillside Bel Air neighborhood because of its rare flat acre parcel.
An Estate Made for Outdoor Entertaining
At the front of the property is a stately stone motor court. Along with a garage and two side driveways, there’s plenty of parking space for your guests. That ample parking space will be necessary because this incredible home has everything you need for hosting large gatherings.
The expansive backyard offers endless recreational opportunities. The shape of the home creates a large westward-facing central courtyard adorned with circular fountains and stairways leading to terraced patios. Intricate stonework frames the rectangular outdoor pool. The pool area also includes a spa, area for lounging, outdoor bar and kitchen, and outdoor dining area. The sprawling green lawn adjacent to the pool is perfect for weekend activities like croquet or badminton.
Opulence From The Moment You Enter
The interior of 277 St. Pierre Rd. is even more breathtaking than its exterior. An opulent vaulted entryway with intricate marble floors guides residents and guests into the home. Sweeping staircases lead to bedrooms on the upper levers. The lower level features nearly 20,000 square feet of entertainment space.
An additional foyer has stone floors complemented by an elaborate chandelier that adds dramatic lighting and a touch of decadent elegance. On the second level above the foyer is a stone floor mezzanine. Simply put, this home is worlds apart from a typical luxury real estate, even in a neighborhood as highly prized as Bel Air.
The kitchen includes a pair of sleek modern islands and state of the art appliances. There’s ample dining space adjoining the kitchen area and the expansive dining room has seating for large-scale dinner parties and is accented by a beautifully-sculpted overhead light.
Endless Entertainment Options
The lower entertainment area features nearly every imaginable amenity. The centerpiece of this area is a gorgeous pillared indoor pool and spa room that embraces the home’s Mediterranean design. Above the pool are two expansive skylights, bathing the large room in comforting natural light. Surrounding the pool area are various lounge areas and a massage room, sauna, and steam bath. This home gives the feeling of a full-service resort in the comfort of your own home.
While the indoor pool area stands out, there are many more entertainment amenities throughout the lower area. Included in this area is a private screening room with chaise lounge chairs and additional seating. A two-lane bowling alley is equipped with automatic scoring lane computers and three score-display televisions.
The lower level also includes a racquetball (or basketball) court and an in-home gym with hardwood floors and mirrored walls. The gym is outfitted with state-of-the-art workout machines from companies such as Life Fitness and Cybex. The lavish cellar includes a full bar and enough storage for even the most complete wine collections.
For some luxury homebuyers, only the best will suffice. With its premier location, large flat parcel, and unsurpassed luxuries that spare no expense, this home is truly fit for royalty.
Photo courtesy of Joyce Rey