Hottest Hit in the Hollywood Hills: New Luxury Bird Street Mansion

This $38 million Bird Streets mansion, staged with $5 million in artwork alone, is sure to be the envy of the numerous celebs who live in the area.

Photo courtesy of The Agency Even neighbors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jodie Foster, Keanu Reeves, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry — all recent Bird Streets residents — would be envious of the newest addition to one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Hollywood Hills. 

Even neighbors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jodie Foster, Keanu Reeves, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry — all recent Bird Streets residents — would be envious of the newest addition to the Hollywood Hills. This brand new, $38 million luxury home on Oriole Way has not just been staged – it’s been “curated” with furnishings from top designers, not to mention $5 million worth of art, including a $2 million Andy Warhol.

“I’m fascinated by architecture and design, and I wanted to make the house as perfect as possible,” says owner Sean Sassounian, who worked closely with the architect and top designers to come up with a true show piece. As the owner of SAS Textiles, which produces knit fabrics for high-end apparel, manufactured in the Southern California city of Vernon, he is no stranger to design — or to the Bird Streets, as he lives not far from this, his latest creation.

It seems as if it would be unbearably difficult to part with the 12,530-square-foot home he’s spent the last three years perfecting and furnishing, including almost a year searching for the split-faced limestone to use on the exterior, which he finally found in the Mid East. The furniture, much of it custom designed, is included in the asking price. The art is not.

He's paid incredible attention to every detail on this four-bedroom, four-bath home. For example, all bedrooms have wraparound windows with sweeping views of L.A. and beyond, walk-in closets, private baths, automated blackout blinds and hidden TVs that drop from the ceiling.

The master suite has an attached office and wet bar, plus one of the most amazing closets with natural lighting that you’ll ever see. Even the master bath has views, as well as a shower with dual rain-heads and a deep soaking tub and spa. The suite faces west to take advantage of sunset views and afternoon light.

The backyard is literally over the top — it includes a two-edged Infinity pool and spa, built above part of the lower level of the house. There’s also a complete outdoor kitchen with Viking appliances and stainless steel Viking cabinets, a bamboo hidden Zen shower, an organic herb and vegetable garden, and numerous dining and entertaining areas.

Photo courtesy of The Agency The new Bird Street estate was designed to deliver clean lines with wide open spaces, walls of glass and Fleetwood pocket doors throughout for seamless fusion of the interior and exterior.    

On the lower level there’s a full gym with shower, separate massage room, powder room and full bath; a 1,000-bottle wine cellar with its own bar; a screening room with custom-installed marble bar-counter; an en-suite guest room; and a spacious garage with room for eight vehicles, plus a carport for two. That kind of parking is rare in the Hollywood Hills. Full advantage is taken of this 19,906-square-foot lot.

The impressive list of European manufacturers includes furniture by Acerbis, Arco, Classicon, Glas Italia, Matteograssi and Walter Knoll; custom lighting by Foscarini; closets by Molteni; outdoor furniture by Paola Lenti, Kettal and Roda; and laundry room, kitchen and pantry by DADA.

Once this project is finished and sold, you’d think Sassounian might take a breather, but no. He says he’s ready to go to work on his own house nearby. We can’t wait to show you that one.

For more info on this $38 million masterpiece, contact Alejandro Aldrete, Blair Chang or Mauricio Umansky of The Agency.

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