Los Angeles is the capital of the global film industry and home to a host of international celebrities from across the entertainment world. If you want to mix with the Hollywood elite, here are some star-studded homes that could all top the bill.
1. A Modern Beauty. The Orum House in Bel-Air
Even among the opulence of Hollywood, The Orum House has extraordinary star quality. The AIA-award winning modern design by famed architect Zoltan Pali delivers a sophisticated and luxurious residence. The 18,850 sq ft, nine-bedroom house was made for stylish entertaining with extensive covered terraces, a wellness centre, a wine cavern and of course, its own Dolby Atmos Theater. In the principal living rooms, full height Sky-Frame doors open at the touch of a button to seamlessly provide indoor-outdoor living with panoramic views over Downtown LA and the Pacific Ocean. The Orum House is for sale fully furnished including curated works of art for US $56,000,000.
2. Privacy in the Park. Bel-Air
Italian stone exterior cloaks traditional warm interiors overlooking large green lawn, guest house and quiet forest of nature, Stone Canyon offers the perfect setting for living the best of the Bel Air experience. Discreet gated motor-court leads to a European inspired hybrid architectural residence merging modern themes with traditional balance and flourish. Sunny open sky bathes the backyard areas while an adventure trail leads the nature lover into the canopy of trees that embrace the property which is priced at US $15,700,000.
3. An Artistic Retreat on Sunset Strip
Enjoy the refinement of contemporary living effortlessly combined with a highly artistic design aesthetic at this four-bedroom house on Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West. The combined architectural prowess of HEH and BO.SHI architects have created a warm yet minimal home using natural materials and focusing on a thoughtful flow of indoor-outdoor living space. The Hollywood essentials are all there: a pool pavilion, a full-size home theatre and bar, a master suite spread over six rooms and a five-car garage with its own car lift. Yet this is a supremely comfortable home with over-sized doors, wide passageways and a Zen-like tranquillity in a golden Los Angeles location. For sale at US $13,900,000.
4. Hollywood Hills Modernism
Never forget where you live in this five bedroom house in Hollywood Hills West thanks to its winning view of the famous Hollywood sign. There’s also a spellbinding panorama over Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, a fabulous city view from inside or from the infinity pool. Sunset Strip has always been the playground for Hollywood stars and Outpost Estates is one of its oldest small communities. This five-bedroom modernist home designed by LA architect Marc Whipple and recently reduced by US $1,500,000 to US $12,950,000 represents outstanding value.
5. Classical American Beauty. Maison Roger
If Ralph Lauren designed a Hollywood home it would probably resemble this charming and expansive nine bedroom estate. The affluent Beverly Hills address, the luxurious yet understated décor and skilful landscaping recall old-school American elegance. Built in the 1940s and adeptly refurbished in 2010, Maison Roger is a gated estate over 1.3 acres with plenty to amuse everyone from a tennis court and pool to a vintage bowling alley, games room, media room with wet bar and putting green. For sale at US $22,500,000.
For further information on Knight Frank’s Los Angeles portfolio contact Jason Mansfield, Associate Partner at Knight Frank.