38,000 Sq. Ft. Beverly Hills Mansion Transformed in Complete Modernization, Lists for $135M
2571 Wallingford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90210
A sprawling French style château has been drastically transformed inside and out on a 5.2 acre estate in Beverly Hills, California. The sprawling mansion hit the market in 2015 for $37,500,000 before dropping to $29,900,000 and selling for $22,000,000 in late 2016. Following the sale, the then 22,163 square foot home was transformed, expanding the footprint to 38,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms, before hitting the market for $135,000,000. All of the original French architecture and interior detail has been removed and replaced with modern architecture and design. The listing notes that there is approximately 48,000 square feet under roof with 38,000 square feet air conditioned. Features include a 5,000 square foot guest penthouse, caretaker house, two bedroom guardhouse and garage space for 10 vehicles and parking for 80. There is also an indoor sports complex with basketball court, pickleball, gym, boxing ring, sports lounge and bar with VIP glass gallery. The Daily Mail reported that the home was previously owned by Curtis Somoza, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his involvement in a $64,000,000 Ponzi scheme. Somoza had started a major renovation on the home when the scandal broke, it was then sold to Jeoung Lee, who completed the renovation in 2015. At the time, Hilton & Hyland said, “She did a lot of the cosmetic work: the beautiful moulding in the dining room, the antique mirroring in the grand entry.” Only a handful of images have been released of the newly modernized home, but we found a collection of before photos which can be seen below. The newly modernized home is on the market for $135,000,000 with Ginger Glass.