Entering through custom wrought iron gates, a private driveway leads you to the inspiring Italian style villa ($12,000,000) that is surrounded by lush gardens, multiple palm and fruit trees, beautiful Venetian fountains and an impressive Merlot grape vineyard from Sonoma. No expense was spared in the creation of the majestic, Villa LaBarba. It is a true work of art. Built in 1997 by the architectural firm of Edward Carson Beall and Associates, this villa embodies a collage of architectural ideas from 25 years of world travel combined with the best features of what California offers. The great room includes a stunning hand painted ceiling mural of the Allegory of the Winds, a mosaic of over 15,000 pieces of stone and an exquisite angel statue over the fireplace. Amazing interior also includes formal dining room with ceiling molds from Caesars Palace, gourmet kitchen with 2-storied pantry, enormous master suite with his and her bathrooms and closets, elevator and dumbwaiter, paneled library with secret passage and a wine cellar to store your homemade wine. Sitting on usable 1.12 acres, this 12,000+ sq.ft. home (the largest in Rancho Palos Verdes) boasts breathtaking 180 degree ocean views.