It is rare, indeed, for a property of such significance to come onto the market for the first time, but “Vivenda da Lua” (House of the Moon) is exceptional in every way. Presented by Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills, the stunning Bel Air villa was custom designed by architect Bob Ray Offenhauser for world-renowned designer Erika Brunson as her personal residence.
Influenced by Spanish and Portuguese design, the three-story main residence and attached guest suite sit behind gates surrounded by meticulously manicured grounds. Every detail has been lovingly curated for living and entertaining amidst luxurious comfort and aesthetic delight.
A palatial gallery sets the tone with columns of crema marfil marble hand-picked in Spain, a classically styled mural by Douglas Riseborough, and bespoke finishes created by artist Peter Wolfgang. The vision and attention to detail of Erika Brunson herself are on view throughout the property, from the hand-picked, Parisian-sourced fireplaces and solid brass fittings and fixtures to the blue-and-white tiles designed by Brunson herself and fabricated in Portugal.
Along with formal and informal living and dining rooms and a spectacular gourmet kitchen, the villa features a temperature-controlled wine room, walnut-finished library, movie theater, Zen room, gym/exercise room and an elevator. The grounds are every bit as picturesque for grand or intimate gatherings, with pool and fireside pavilion, formal gardens and spacious patios for al fresco dining and relaxation.