Ultimate Country Club Living in Bel Air
For a litte swank to go with that swing, check out this luxurious mansion in one of L.A.'s most exclusive neighborhoods.
There are hundreds of multimillion dollar mansions in Bel Air, one more luxurious than the next, so what makes this home so special, and merit a $20 million price tag?
Think back to the first three most valuable assets in real estate: Location, location, location. This is one of only 12 homes that actually front the posh Bel Air Country Club.
These properties don’t come up for sale very often. The last time this one sold was back in 1988, for $2,875,000. The house that’s for sale now was built on the property in 1991, according to Zillow, and has been in the same hands ever since. By the way, L.A. County will probably be elated when this sale goes through, because the property tax will be assessed on the sale price, and could take a six-figure leap.
The trophy property seeking golf enthusiast who can afford the property that measures a little under an acre, will likely be indifferent to that tax hike. The unrivaled views of the golf course alone might well be worth it to him or her. The property itself is immaculately landscaped, and the house itself takes your breath away the second you enter.
The first thing you see is a grand, two-story entry hall with a sweeping double staircase. The room opens to a vast living room, and then on to huge windows that give you a view of the expansive terrace overlooking the golf course.
Other rooms on the entry level include the formal dining room, a blond wood-paneled library and a gourmet kitchen with all new Viking appliances.
There’s also a lower level that features a luxe screening room with a bar for entertaining, a gym with a sauna and steam shower, plus an oversized guest suite with plenty of privacy.
Upstairs there’s an expansive master suite with balconies and views of the golf course, plus his-and-hers marble baths. There are also two additional bedroom suites on the second level and a large, removed staff room, for a combined total of five bedrooms and eight bathrooms on the property. An elaborate, state-of-the-art HVAC system with sophisticated environmental controls cools and heats the home with surprising energy efficiency.
Outside, the lush park-like grounds surround the elegant home. In front there’s a spacious motor court with ample, off-street parking, and in back there’s a pool, spa and other water features including a tropical waterfall and koi pond. And just in case you don’t want to cross the golf course to the club house, you’d have your own full putting green, complete with a sand trap.
Don’t worry – the house is situated on the golf course so that even the worst golfer will probably not be able to send an errant ball through the giant, plate glass windows. Still, there’s always a slight risk. But that’s the price you pay, along with $19.5 million, to be living on the edge (of a country club) in Bel Air. For more information on this property, visit JadeMillsEstates.com.