We have plenty of suggestions on how to furnish your new luxury house and make it a home, like this $75 million La Villa Contenta, widely considered one of the great estates in the world.
La Villa Contenta and its priceless furnishings is now available for long-term lease. Never before has an estate of this caliber and in this condition been made available in this way. Located on nearly 8 bluff-top acres in the most prime area of Malibu, La Villa Contenta is a truly self-contained world. Upon entering the gated property, one travels down a long, gravel drive towards the main motor-court, which is comprised of many thousand tumbled black and cream granite stones, inter-set with grass. The effect is spectacular.
The Main Villa features elegant stairs that lead to the 2-story hand-carved limestone entry, which opens into a foyer whose floor is hand-laid pietra-dura mosaic made from antique, reclaimed marbles. On the wall hangs a museum-quality carved mirror by Thomas Chipendale, which reflects a 2,500-year-old lion’s head sculpture, found at the base of Mount Vesuvius. Straight ahead is a double living-room, paneled in pale maple, and furnished impeccably with rare yet comfortable antiques and contemporary pieces. Off the living rooms is a long, private covered loggia over-looking an emerald lawn with the Pacific below – an outdoor living room which evokes the feeling of a villa in Anacapri. The main level also includes a dining room, library, family room/kitchen, and 2 powder bathrooms. The dining room comfortably seats 24 for dinner. The ceiling is intricately hand-carved from French limestone, and the room is appointed with George III furniture, and completed by a working fireplace. The room is made especially romantic as it is illuminated only by candle-light from its twin 18th-century chandeliers of amethyst and rock crystal. The library, with a gothic groined ceiling and Hermés marble fireplace, invites visitors to settle down to read or engage in conversation. Flooded with sunlight through French doors that lead to the garden the room has a private bathroom, and could make an ideal office. On the upper floor is a master suite with fireplace, a very large private terrace over-looking the Pacific, and his-and-her bathrooms and closets. There are 3 additional bedrooms on this level – each with its own en-suite bathroom.
The property also has lavish grounds with over 1,000 rose bushes, an outdoor infinity swimming pool, a tennis court, a pool pavillon, a green house, guest house/office, guest suite and staff quarters.
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