Soak up these city views

Times Staff Writer

A group of investors purchased this South Bay home on 4 1/2 acres a year ago and then gave the house, built in the ‘80s, a face-lift with some unusual features.

A yoga studio, steam room, Japanese soaking tub and indoor pistol range are among them. The house also has a billiard room, a dine-in wine cellar and a 400-square-foot kitchen with a butler’s prep area. The dining room has a music balcony. There is a breakfast room with a fireplace for informal dining.

The landscaping also was redone. The grounds have two streams, a pool, a spa and travertine decking for entertaining. The three-level house has expansive views of Los Angeles, and the property is zoned for horses.

About the community: It’s in the gated city of Rolling Hills, not to be confused with Rolling Hills Estates, said Donna Freeman, who shares the listing with her daughter, Shannon. Rolling Hills, covering about 3 square miles atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula, has more than 600 homes, 26 miles of streets and 23 miles of equestrian trails. Among the high-priced residential real estate transactions, there was the sale of actress Roseanne Barr’s home a year ago. Barr’s home sold for $7.8 million.


Asking price: $7,495,000

Size: There are four bedroom suites in about 10,000 square feet.

Features: The house has 8-foot-tall doors and cathedral ceilings, original to the house. The family room has a fireplace and a granite wet bar. There is an office with a built-in desk and cabinetry. There is also a three-level dumbwaiter, air conditioning, three built-in vacuum systems and an indoor-outdoor bar with a refrigerator and icemaker.

Where: Rolling Hills

Listing agent: Donna and Shannon Freeman, Re/Max Palos Verdes Realty, (310) 373-9626

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