630 Nimes Road, Bel Air, California 90077
Le Belvédère - a stately residence that radiates timeless grandeur. Exquisite design, master craftsmanship, and opulent finishes blend seamlessly to create an international masterpiece within the luxurious enclave of Bel Air, California. Le Belvédère rivals the grand palaces of Europe in its romantic beauty and majesty while embracing the security and convenience of today’s most up-to-date technology. Generous in scale and intimate in comfort, this is an estate designed foremost as a home: inviting, warm, private and spectacularly beautiful. A showcase of visionary design and artisan handcraft. A French-inspired chateau, Le Belvédère reveals an exceptional touch from its carefully-planned site, high above the million jewel box lights of Los Angeles, to its gracious proportions and its sumptuously realized detail. The quality of construction is flawless. Among nearly 1,000 workers, a hundred master craftsmen from Morocco, Mexico, Italy, China, and Russia were commissioned to sculpt, cast, and hand finish embellishments for the walls, windows, ceilings and staircases. Beauty and imagination fully realized: an oasis of comfort and privacy. Within its stately walls, Le Belvédère offers lavish proportions of remarkable livability. Into its palatial entry and the foyer’s 130-foot long gallery, city lights far below twinkle their warm welcome. From the grand kitchen at its heart, the main living area opens into a 3,000-square-foot space that invites conversation and celebration. The 10 bedrooms include two master suites, one an elegant and impressive private suite with a walk-in closet that can hold more than a thousand pairs of shoes. A divine atmosphere for entertaining, grand or intimate. Throughout this astonishing residence, magnificent rooms ignite the imagination: a Turkish-style spa, a traditional hammam, features floor-to-ceiling iridescent Moroccan tiles glistening beneath suspended Turkish lamps; an authentic Moroccan room is rich with gem-tone hand finishes and luxurious fabrics; a plush 60-seat screening room transports guests to the spectacularly ornate opera houses of France and Russia. The formal dining room comfortably seats 22, while the grand ballroom, with its own kitchen and bar, accommodates 200. Or gather for more intimate dining in the 5,000-bottle wine cellar. A life of luxury unfolds within Le Belvédère. Astonishing materials exquisitely crafted. Le Belvédère combines visionary imagination with unrivaled quality. Materials, fixtures, and finishes are selected for their historic and cultural resonance and exceptional beauty. Antiques and rare art objects enhance every surface; newly designed furnishings are offset with vintage accessories. Lustrous leather ceilings cast their glow over the office, music room, library, and card room. Layered fabrics of silk, velvet, and brocade cover the windows. Beneath a brick dome ceiling, hand-carved kitchen cabinetry is reminiscent of a Country villa. Imported marble and wood mantelpieces crown the 14 fireplaces. Hardwood floors of American walnut and three types of premium Bavarian wood are hand-honed and beveled into captivating Casablanca, Versailles, and Brittany-style patterns. Finely-woven traditional rugs from Iran and Afghanistan add their color and warmth to the sophisticated décor. Subtly integrated within the estate’s opulent design is the computer, sound and security technology essential to the most discerning 21st-century lifestyle. Dramatic location, aristocratic beauty, incomparable quality. Set on the most prestigious street in Bel Air, this three-story, approximately 35,000 square-foot masterpiece offers 280-degree majestic views of the city below and the surrounding mountains. The 2.2-acre property, embraced by a massive 1,000-foot long by 36 feet high hand-chiseled Jerusalem stone wall, is softened with lush foliage and specimen plantings, a swan pond and an infinity pool reaching toward the endless vistas. Stepping stones and monumental gates lead into the garden’s delightful tranquility. There is ample secure parking for 20 vehicles. In every aspect of its design and construction, Le Belvédère is a place of magic, a fully-realized dream estate. It is welcoming, warm, comfortable, extravagant, unique and richly imagined for sophisticated owners of international vision and incomparable taste.