Estate of the Day: $36 Million Historic Millefleur Mansion in Beverly Hills, California


Hidden behind exquisite iron gates this hilltop estate ($36,000,000) has both intrigued and fascinated the outside world since 1925. The landscape is surreal, beautiful beyond imagination. Jasmine scents the air while century old trees provide a sheltered haven for nearly two magical acres. Here one is transported into a romantic and secluded estate where nature completes the idyllic setting. A long private drive leads to one of three generous motor courts and the grand French Manor, designed and crafted in 1925 by Architect Sumner Hunt and restored by renowned designer Thomas Beeton, combining its authenticity with contemporary flair. Artistic glass and iron doors protect a large entry hall with imported limestone and marble floors, double crown moldings, coffered paneled ceiling and a unique powder room. Beyond is an elegant living room with floor-to-ceiling pane French doors, original herringbone floors and an elegant stone fireplace. A palatial dining room becomes the centerpiece for gatherings, with glass casement doors leading to both garden terraces and a breathtaking glass conservatory. A luxurious family room with a stone fireplace and beamed ceiling, private office and superb center island chef’s kitchen complete the first floor amenities. A grand staircase leads to the second level with four en-suite bedrooms (three with fireplaces), a lavish master wing with separate sitting area and elegant double baths. Additionally, there is a secret third floor studio and attic that kids will treasure. Specimen cutting gardens, original chandeliered greenhouse, two guest cottages, two-story pool pavilion with fireplace, vaulted ceiling and wet bar, spectacular 60-foot lap pool. Garage parking for five cars, ancillary parking for 20, a separate personal training center and room for a tennis court.


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