All the comforts of home and more
Among the ocean-view house's custom features are the marble flooring design and carved ceiling in the formal dining room and wood-beam ceilings elsewhere. The 10,921-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa includes a gift-wrapping room, a beauty salon, the guest/maid's quarters, a butler's pantry, offices, a sauna, eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a full basement.
The property is about a third of an acre with a saltwater pool, a spa and a six-car garage. The sellers are Dr. Lewis Schainuck, renowned for his work in modernizing dialysis, and his wife, Michelle.
George C. Hanold of Hanold Properties, Newport Beach, has the listing.
Designer sells in Beverly Hills
Update: Designer Waldo Fernandez has sold a house he remodeled in Beverly Hills for $8.3 million.
Listed at $10,995,000 in January 2009, the walled 1926 Mediterranean has high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a formal dining room, a den-media room and a family room. Designed for large-scale entertaining, the back of the house opens to gardens, a swimming pool, an outdoor fireplace and a tennis court. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in about 7,200 square feet of living space.
Fernandez, who started as a set designer on the 1960s films "Doctor Dolittle" and "Planet of the Apes," worked on the face-lift of the Beverly Hills Hotel for Merv Griffin in the late '80s. His celebrity clients have included Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Taylor and Goldie Hawn.
He purchased the property in 2007 for $6,122,500, according to public records.
Kurt Rappaport and Jonas Heller of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, had the listing, while Stephen Resnick and Kelly Kerrigan of the same office represented the buyer.