The Beverly Hills home of menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad has come on the market at $11.995 million.
Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room. The 12,016 square feet of living space includes a marble-counter bar in the family room, a sweeping central staircase, a step-down living room, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There is subterranean parking for more than 20 cars.
The nearly three-quarters of an acre site contains manicured gardens, a one-bedroom guesthouse with an attached cabana, a tiled swimming pool, a spa and a six-car motor court. A stone path lined by orange trees, roses, bougainvillea vines and a fig tree wraps around the house.
The Iranian American designer, who died last year at 67, clothed some of the world's most powerful leaders including Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. His appointment-only boutique on Rodeo Drive, opened in 1976, used its high prices as a selling point and advertised as "the costliest menswear in the world."
Public records show he bought the house in 2002 for $5 million.
Brenda Chandler Cooke and David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland are the listing agents.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times