Lakeside Palaces Fit for Royalty …or Movie Stars

Two grand multimillion dollar estates are available just up the mountain from Los Angeles in Lake Arrowhead. Who needs Lake Como?

Photo courtesy of Jade Mills Estates It may look like an East Coast mansion, but this 17,000-square-foot estate sprawls over three massive lots right on the Lake Arrowhead shore, just a couple of hours from Los Angeles.

Hey, George Clooney! You don’t have to go all the way to Italy's Lake Como to enjoy a gorgeous lakeside mansion. There are two stunning waterfront estates available now, just about a two-hour drive to Lake Arrowhead.

Granted, at $14.8 million and $13.75 million they’re probably a bit pricier than your Lake Como enclave, but think of the money and time you’ll save commuting.

The more expensive of the two is known as Hilltop, and was originally built in 1927. Like you, George, it has a rich Hollywood history: Classic stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Rock Hudson vacationed there; Magnificent Obsession and many other films and TV shows have been shot there; and it was once owned by MCA founder Jules Stein.

Sitting on 3.85 acres, there’s plenty of room for your pals, with six accessory buildings in addition to the main house, which has 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. There’s also a tennis court and a detached building outfitted as a state-of-the-art classic car/motorcycle restoration and display area. What eligible bachelor wouldn’t enjoy that?

The grounds include a no-water lawn, formal garden, stream, slate patios, an outdoor kennel, your own beach, four boat docks and — get this — an in-ground trampoline! Just think of the possibilities.

The other lavish lakeside estate is a wee bit more humbly priced at $13.75 million, but it’s still impressive. It sits on three large lots on Lake Arrowhead’s Rainbow Point, the mansion itself featuring 17,000 square feet of space.

The ultimate entertaining mecca, here you’d get a formal dining room that seats at least 20, eight spacious bedroom suites including two self-contained guest/caretaker apartments, 12 bathrooms, an expansive family room with wet bar, wine room, game room and several fireplaces, among many other lavish features.

There’s also an entire separate master wing, serviced by an elevator, that includes an office and separate garage access, super convenient for discreet comings and goings. Privacy is key here: The gated estate on park-like grounds also includes a canopied double boat dock.

If you or anyone else happens to be interested in either of these grand waterfront properties, simply contact Jade Mills Estates, and the good folks there will be happy to help you. Just think of the carbon footprint reduction you’ll achieve by getting away from it all so close to home! 

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