This is Estate of Play, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of five of the most architecturally significant properties currently for sale in Los Angeles.
Bowling alley: Check. Concierge service that’ll get you into Oscar parties: Check. NSFW video of a yoga-toned dame showering inside a Beverly Hills mansion …
Wait. Come again?
You heard that right. This month, we’ve got a home with a bowling alley, a modern version of a Spanish hacienda and the sexiest real estate sales video you’ve ever seen.
Hey, it sells.
770 Paseo Miramar
They call the view from 770 Paseo Miramar the “Queen’s Necklace”: from this unobstructed bluff, you can see from the Palisades to Downtown. Nearly all of the rooms, including the seven bedrooms, look out this way. The view from the roof is 360 degrees. The expansive, flat yard features a full outdoor kitchen, pool with spa, fire pit and viewing deck. There’s even a hammock.
This property, along with the next two, are a part of the Quintessentially Estates L.A. portfolio. Quintessentially is a London-based concierge service with offices in 60 markets and access to high-level perks: like VIP access to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and Oscar after parties, luxury travel, hard-to-grab restaurant reservations and even obscure requests like shutting down the pyramids in Egypt for an event with 24 hours notice. Buyers get their first year of membership to Quintessentially on the house. Need more info? Email Alicia Meinertzhagen.
615 N. Canon Drive
Bowling alley, dude. Two slick lanes in the man cave to rival all man caves. All part of this modern Tuscan mansion, which includes nine bedrooms, a pool house and a theater. Of course, this is what’s permitted to go here — so far we’ve only got renderings for the house that’ll play centerpiece to a very rare find: 32,000 square feet of land in the middle of Beverly Hills.
445 Castle Place
The classical grand design at this home in the exclusive Trousdale Estates is meant to evoke The Beverly Hills Hotel. But when you swim to the edge of this property’s infinity pool you’ll get unobstructed views of L.A. — something the Pink Palace lacks.
363 South Las Palmas
Historic properties in L.A. don’t come on the market often. This classic French home in Hancock Park was built in 1939 and looks like the sort of place a diplomat would stay. It has all of the bells and whistles of a modern home, but with the molding and details you’d see in a place built when the cost of labor and materials favored design over what is now termed “value engineering.”
1709 Rising Glen Road
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Rising Glen is a private road above Sunset Plaza that leads to this new listing at The Agency. The boxy, outward, modern design is pretty indicative of many of the homes in these hills — they have to be to enjoy the views the perch provides. Inside: Glass tower staircase. Game room. Limestone floors. A 500-square-foot closet. The place is stacked with Wow Factor. The backyard’s native landscaping provides drought protection and, foremost, privacy — they even made a racy buzz video to prove it.