Internationally recognized architect Richard M. Manion, AIA, is known for adapting the classical style for contemporary lifestyles. Offering an enduring example of Manion’s streamlined classical aesthetic is this elevated take on the French chateau in the heart of Little Holmby, nestled on a 1-acre corner lot at the crossroads of L.A.’s most prized westside neighbrohoods including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Century City and Westwood.
Originally conceived and built in 1937, the traditional estate embodies the quality, substance and style of that era while offering 100% completely new systems. The result is a completely remodeled, rebuilt home of more than 10,000 square feet with Manion’s modern stamp. “I have lived on the East and West Coasts so I enjoy designing residences inspired by the great homes of Europe and the U.S., and adapting historical precedents to modern living,” he has once said.
Listing agent Jade Mills, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills, calls the $23,750,000 estate “extremely private” and “world-class” with an enchanting setting highlighted by meticulously manicured grounds and a captivating facade.
Grand spaces flow effortlessly into each other. The main level is complete with a formal living room with fireplace and walls of French doors leading to a charming patio and expansive lawn with fountain, family room, built-in bar, library with fireplace, elegant formal dining room, and beautiful gourmet kitchen complete with adjoining butler’s pantry, professional appliances, center island, and sunlit breakfast room. Timeless authenticity is captured in bespoke detailing throughout.
Enveloped by tall hedges and lush trees, tranquil rose garden with a fountai, the grounds offer a wonderful space for entertaining with a tremendous pool deck with pool, spa and gorgeous pergola dining pavilion.
A total of seven bedrooms, each with their own remodeled bathroom, give everyone a personal retreat onto themselves. Meanwhile, the spacious master suite takes the idea of retreat to the next level with a fireplace, sitting room, private terrace overlooking the pool, dual marble bathrooms and walk-in closets. Additional amenities complete the picture of five-star living: an elevator, gym, wine storage, laundry room, dual powder rooms, and a three-car garage.