945 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, California 90210
A showpiece of timeless grandeur and unbridled sophistication, this exquisite French villa, affectionately known as Foothill Manor, flawlessly merges classic European architecture with refined, modern design. Set on a private acre with ethereal, landscaped grounds, the villa feels worlds away from the city but is located just moments from world-renowned Rodeo Drive. Tucked behind gates on a quiet cul-de-sac, a long, private driveway surrounded by lush greenery leads to a circular motor court crowned by a central fountain and studded with mature trees. An elegant entrance rotunda, framed by stately columns and intricate doors of wrought iron and glass, leads to exquisite interiors masterfully designed for lavish entertaining. Towering ceilings, herringbone wood floors, and intricate plasterwork speak to the home’s unrivaled pedigree and impeccable design. A sweeping, two-story entrance hall with limestone floors and a sculptural staircase opens to magnificent public rooms, including a double formal living room, opulent dining room, screening room, parlor, and sophisticated wood-paneled library. Plentiful French doors throughout the living spaces inspire effortless movement to expansive terraces and grand, covered loggias with oversized fireplaces overlooking the enchanted gardens and grounds below. A sprawling chef’s kitchen and light-filled breakfast area look onto the pool and lawn, with sliding pocket doors opening to a poolside al fresco dining area. A grand master suite boasts dual marble bathrooms, bespoke walk-in closets, a fireplace and sitting area with French doors to a large balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. A fully-equipped gym with sauna offers a private, spa-style retreat in the comfort of home. The villa’s expansive grounds appear as if plucked from a fairytale; meandering, tiered gardens run the length of the property, replete with fluttering butterflies and hummingbirds and sprinkled with magnificent fruit trees. A European-style pool and fountain are framed by meticulously manicured lawns, while a sweeping, rooftop terrace with a fireplace and dining loggia is primed for year-round entertaining, showcasing stunning views of the twinkling city lights beyond. A crown jewel in the world’s most coveted zip code, Foothill Manor is on par with the great triumphs of classic European architecture, offering an unprecedented living experience of privacy, serenity, and prestige.