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Go Underground at L.A.'s Hacienda de La Paz
High on the Palos Verdes Peninsula sits a magnificent, 50,000 square foot mansion that couldn't be built up, so it was built down--five stories below the ground.
One of the rooms located above ground is this elaborate library/office, with finishes crafted by artisans brought in from Europe. Much of the home’s wood flooring is composed of rare, reclaimed heart-pine wood that's nearly 300 years old.
By Lisa Johnson Mandell