A Pied a Terre in a Superstar Galaxy

This Italian villa sits discreetly in one of the most celebrity-studded neighborhoods in the world. Find out what it would be like to live among the rich and famous.

Photo courtesy of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate. The grounds of this Brentwood Park Italian villa include a vast motor court with a fountain in the middle, just perfect for filming the occasional car, jewelry or perfume ad.

You really can’t beat the neighborhood. If you purchase this Italian villa in Brentwood Park, you’re likely to run into Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Carrey or Dustin Hoffman at the local farmers' market. Or perhaps get a table between Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman at favorite neighborhood eatery Tavern. Who knows? You could find yourself getting a little free advice from Dr. Phil while gassing up your car.

Even if celebrity sightings are not your thing, you’d be more than comfy in this 13,000-square-foot home on just over half an acre in the extremely private hills of Brentwood Park, one of L.A.’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

If you’re comfortable with the $15.495 million asking price, that is. And if you can handle getting caught behind the ubiquitous star tour buses on occasion.

Photo courtesy of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate There's plenty of room for swimming and entertaining, both indoors and out, in this Brentwood Park backyard, which sits on a lot that's a little over half an acre in size.

This particular mansion was built in 1991, but completely remodeled earlier this year. That must have been some refurbishing project — the current owners bought it in 2012 for $9.3 million. Of course, Zillow predicts that property value in Brentwood will have risen at least 13% by the end of 2013 — and that could also contribute to the increased asking price.

So what will your $15.5 million get you? How about six bedrooms and nine baths including an oversized guest apartment? The luxurious master suite alone includes his-and-hers baths, three walk-in closets, a wet bar, fireplace, balcony and two adjacent offices.

Once you pass through the grand two-story entry, you’ll find the public rooms like a spacious living room, a paneled library/office/study, a formal dining room, a loggia and a media/screening room, just for starters.

The lavishly landscaped grounds feature a spa and an indoor/outdoor pool that stretches into a glass conservatory. Then there’s the vast motor court with a fountain in the middle, just perfect for filming the occasional car, jewelry or perfume ad.

With an elegant mansion like this, you’d probably feel right at home among your celebrity neighbors. It would come as no surprise if their maid dropped by to borrow a cup of sugar from your maid. If this lifestyle sounds tempting, the estate is is presented by Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate.



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