Spanish-Style Estate With Moorish Flair

Photo by: Zillow Arabesque arched windows add a distinctly Moorish feel to the living room. This Spanish-style home was designed by architect-to-the-stars Richard Landry.

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.

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

Sitting Room: Moorish-Inspired Home in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Location: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Listed By: Ron de Salvo of Coldwell Banker
  • Price: $10,990,000

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