Spanish-Style Estate With Moorish Flair
Architect-to-the-stars Richard Landry – whose A-list clients have included Wayne Gretzky, Eddie Murphy, Kenny G and Sylvester Stallone – is known for designing homes in a wide range of styles, from French-inspired chateaus to modern mansions. Part of Landry’s diverse portfolio, today’s Spanish-style estate was created to reflect the homeowner’s passion for early California.
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Lorna Auerbach grew up in the bucolic Santa Monica Canyon in the 1950s and '60s, where she fell in love with the area’s grand Spanish-style estates. She hired Landry to design a home similar to the ones she loved as a child, and she traveled to the Andalusia region of Spain for inspiration and materials. One of her finds: an 18th-century walnut gate, which now serves as the home’s entrance.
Past the front door, the hub of the home is an incredible two-story entryway topped with a skylight of glass and steel I-beams – nearly every room in the house connects to this sun-filled space. Beyond the entrance, the home offers more than 10,000 square feet of living space, filled with delightful Andalusian and Moorish-inspired details. The home was even featured in Architectural Digest in 2008.
About the House
- Location: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
- Listed By: Ron de Salvo of Coldwell Banker
- Price: $10,990,000