The opulent estate in Los Angeles known as “Le Belvedere” set a national record in 2010 as the leading residential sale with a sold price of $50 million. Six years later, the French chateau-inspired residence in Bel Air has been reintroduced to the market with an escalated price tag of $85 million, according to a press release.
The 10-bedroom, 15-bathroom mansion, measuring approximately 35,000 square feet on a 2.2-acre lot, is listed with Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International and Stacy Gottula of The Agency, who jointly sold the estate in 2010. The residence was built by real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, who is also the father to models Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid.
Of the home, adorned by rare antiques and grandeur details and warmed by 14 fireplaces, inside and out, Gottula says, “The residence’s interiors and exteriors are astonishing, a true work of art, exquisitely sculpted and hand finished by a hundred master craftsmen from around the world.”
On its main level alone, there is a bar lounge, a music room, a library, and a gourmet chef’s kitchen, among other rooms. The lower level boasts a 5,000-bottle wine cellar with a dining room, a grand ballroom that seats up to 250 guests for special occasions, a 60-seat screening room, a Moroccan room, and a fully equipped gym.
Within the master suite, located on the upper level, there is a sitting room, a powder room, dual bathrooms, an office, an outdoor sitting area with a fireplace and garden, and walk-in his-and-hers closets. Above the garage, the staff quarters comprise two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, in addition to the main level staff bedroom and office.
“There are very few stone European chateaus that are state-of-the-art with every modern convenience, yet exemplifying magnificent, Old World detailing and unsurpassed quality,” says Rey.
A gated driveway leads to a motor court that encircles a swan pond and can park at least 20 cars. Eight rose gardens and seven fountains surround the estate. In the spa and pool pavilion, there is a 70-foot infinity pool, a spa that can fit up to 12 people, an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, and a courtyard dining space for up to 100 guests.
Aerial photo by Louis Bruhkne / All other photos by David O. Marlow