A New Record Sale in 2010 for Beverly Hills – $23,000,000

SOLD – Record Sale Price for 2010

The sale of this Georgian styled Mansion sets a new record for 2010 in Beverly Hills and is also one of the highest sale prices ever.  Owned by investment executive Louis Gonda and his wife Kelly, the Estate which sits on over 1.5 acres above the Beverly Hills Hotel was originally listed at $35,000,000 Million only a year ago and sold for $23,000,000 Million on Dec 17th.  Gonda was once ranked by Forbes as one of the 300 richest individuals in the world, he made his fortune in the airplane leasing business.  The Mansion was designed by LA Architect Peter Choate and is approx. 22,000 Sq. Ft. with 9 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms, Staff Apartments, Guard House and much more!

Positioned just above the Beverly Hills Hotel, this 22,000+ square foot estate designed by Peter Choate sits on more than 1.5 acres boasting a rare elegance and sophistication with unparalleled attention to detail.  Inside, a soaring two-story entrance with gleaming rare oak floors leads to the handsome wood-paneled library, spacious formal living and dining rooms, a large sunny breakfast room overlooking an aviary filled with exotic birds, and a fully equipped commercial kitchen with adjoining butler’s pantry.  All of these gracious spaces surround the heart of the house, the expansive family room, complete with built-in bookshelves and a step-down bar.

Majordomo accommodations and staff offices complete the main level, while detached staff quarters are accessed via a separate street entrance.  An elegant curved staircase leads you to the homes’ upper level featuring seven spacious en suite bedrooms in addition to the luxuriant master suite, which boasts a sitting room with fireplace, his and her baths, dressing rooms and studies, and a veranda with views of the park-like grounds.  Designed for entertaining, the lower level is comprised of a movie theater, stage, game room, bar, kitchen, wine cellar, fitness center with his & her baths and steam sauna.  Outside, lose yourself in a world of peace and tranquility. A north/south tennis court and a 50-foot glass mosaic saltwater pool are set amidst meandering streams, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful koi ponds.  An expansive terrace designed for outdoor entertaining overlooks the magnificent gardens, filled with mature plantings and charming footpaths.

A fully equipped guest house takes you to the European countryside complete with distressed plank floors, kitchen, laundry room, stone steam shower and living room with soaring ceilings. Beware; guests will be tempted to outstay their welcome.  This is a truly breathtaking home in a majestic setting exuding the utmost in quality, charm and dignity.  A triumph that seamlessly unites old world charm with modern infrastructure.  Complete privacy and security are assured in this quintessential family compound.

Price: Was $35,000,000 – Sold $23,000,000
Size: 22,000 Sq. Ft. Approx.
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 13 Full, 4 Half
Speciality Items: 1.5 Acres, Owned by former member of Forbes magazine’s 300 richest individuals of the world, Owned by Louis Gonda & Kelly Gonda, Designed by Peter Choate, Sitting above the Beverly Hills Hotel, Guard House, Lit Tennis Court, Glass Mosaic Tiled Pool, 1,100 Sq. Ft. Guest House, Two Staff Apartments.
Address: Lexington Road, Beverly Hills, California, United States

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