It's been said there's no benefit to playing small, and this newly built mansion overlooking Beverly Hills doesn't even try. Aptly named Grande Belleza, or big beauty, the Italian-inspired villa boasts a 1,700-square-foot master suite with expansive terrace and not one, but two spa-like bathrooms.
However, it is not only size, but style that defines the luxurious home. Exquisite custom molding, parquet wood floors and crystal chandeliers feature prominently within the 11,500 square feet of living space. A total of 12 fireplaces are spread throughout the property.
Address: 3100 Benedict Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210
Price: $21.995 million
Lot size: 65,788 square feet
House size: 11,500 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Features: Gated drive with motorcourt; great room; chef's eat-in kitchen; formal dining room; wine cellar with tasting room; home theater; library; card room; separate maid's quarters; service entrance; cocktail lounge with seating; master suite with dual spa-inspired bathrooms; 12 fireplaces; basement; infinity pool with waterfall and ambient lighting; outdoor kitchen with bar and covered living room; decorative stone fountains and water features; manicured gardens
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90210 ZIP Code in August was $3.412 million, based on 31 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 5.2% decrease in median price compared with the same time last year.
Agents: Joyce Rey, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 310-285-7529; Dafna Milstein, Keller Williams Beverly Hills, 310-867-5598
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