Not all Southern California properties with water views face the ocean. Within the unique Bel-Air neighborhood west of downtown Los Angeles, a big reservoir within the Santa Monica Mountains creates a lake-like backdrop that resembles a Mediterranean panorama, a neat trick for an city enclave lower than 20 miles from downtown and Los Angeles Worldwide Airport.
One instance: the ornate mansion on the market at 1940 Bel-Air Road that was constructed on a low hill overlooking scenic Stone Canyon Reservoir. The setting offers a pure and scenic setting for the 17,000-square-foot dwelling with eight bedrooms and 15 loos constructed a decade in the past.
It’s in the marketplace for $30 million.
The house’s entrance and open ground plan create a move from room to room that works equally effectively for entertaining or kicking again. It has a proper front room with glass doorways that open to the outside and a proper eating room in addition to a household room, examine, and kitchen with a customized stone-topped island. The house’s luxurious look comes from finishes in supplies, resembling Persian onyx, Italian Travertine and French limestone.
The first suite on the higher stage with a spa-like lavatory additionally opens out to a surrounding patio and views of the hills and the water. Outside there are two terrace patios with fireplace pits and an infinity pool with ample chaises and a spa. Different high-end facilities embrace a wine cellar, dwelling theater, indoor tiled swimming pool, and two garages that maintain as much as seven automobiles.
The property was as soon as owned by the late Ursula Theiss, a German actress and second spouse of Hollywood actor Robert Taylor. She lived on the Bel-Air deal with for almost 4 a long time starting in 1969 after Taylor died.
The home sits behind Bel-Air’s gates and above the decrease reservoir inbuilt 1924. There are two man-made reservoirs on the website (decrease and higher) which few Angelenos have ever laid eyes on as a result of entry is restricted. The Stone Canyon Overlook at 13931 Mulholland Drive in L.A. provides a distant glimpse.
The decrease reservoir, the place the property is situated, is not in use as a result of the water doesn’t meet federal consuming water requirements. It has appeared in Hollywood movies. In 1974, the reservoir doubled because the fictional Oak Move Reservoir within the film “Chinatown” (and consists of the scene the place actor Jack Nicholson’s character famously will get his nostril sliced), in response to an L.A. Times story.