Everyday feels like a vacation when you live in one of these over-the-top single residence estates. Real Estate Agent Anita Carr gives her top picks in homes for sale in Southern California where the homes are so grand that you may need GPS to find your way from the winery to the horse stables to the in-house cinemas or ballrooms.
Le Palais “The Crescent Palace”
Beverly Hills, CA
Listing Price: $58 million
For only $58 million, you can purchase a French chateau-style estate filled with light contemporary interiors. The exquisite design, master craftsmanship and opulent finishes blend seamlessly to create an international masterpiece within the luxurious enclave of Beverly Hills. This home is just steps from the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. Situated on more than an acre, this seven bedroom and 11 bathroom estate combines romantic beauty and majesty with the security of the most up-to-date technology. You can entertain like a king or queen with your very own grand ballroom, a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, a Moroccan room with a Turkish hammam, swan pond and a garage for up to a dozen cars.
Beverly Hills, CA
Listing Price: $39 million
Horse lovers will want to snatch up this property. For $39 million, the Canyon Crest is one of the last properties in Beverly Hills zoned for horses. Situated up a long, tree-lined private drive is a rare, 10-acre plus sprawling estate. The Monterey Colonial main house perfectly merges modern convenience with understated elegance. With five bedrooms and five baths, multiple fire-lit entertaining rooms with French doors that open to the lushly landscaped grounds that are very private and offer spectacular city to ocean views. A large, newly remodeled two-bedroom, two-bath guest house with a full kitchen and large fire-lit living room boasts a vaulted ceiling and French doors that open to the sparkling pool and outdoor kitchen. The estate also offers office and staff quarters with eight stables and a vegetable garden set away from the main house with walking trails wandering the property.
La Villa Contenta
Listing Price: $54 million
Starting at $54 million is one of the world’s premier properties that has never before been listed. This ultimate compound is located on eight acres of the most prime bluff top offered in Malibu. Property includes a guesthouse, pool house and office space which can be used as a six- bedroom second home. The gated home has incredible privacy, amazing entertaining areas, infinity pool, grand theater, ponds, and a tennis court. This equestrian-friendly property invites you to take your favorite horses to ride along the ocean-facing lot.
Rocky Oaks Estate
Listing Price: $43 million
Grow your own wine at the Rocky Oaks Estate, which spans more than 37 acres with spectacular 360-degree views of the ocean, vistas of city lights and park lands. Featuring an award-winning and producing vineyard and a newly completed magnificent Tuscan home with additional pads for a guesthouse and guardhouse, this estate encompasses acres of terraced vineyards and lush hillsides filled with orchards. Designed by esteemed architect Bob Easton, even the drive up to the home is breathtaking. This 9,000-square-foot home offers state-of-the-art amenities including an infinity pool and outside loggia. Cheers to the family who purchases this beautiful property, listed at $43 million.
Listing Price: $59.5 million
Well-guarded by large wooden gates and set 1,400 feet above the coastal fog, this private 235-acre estate has been introduced to the market for the first time since its inception in 1980. It can be your new home for a price tag of $59,500,000. Designed by architect Louis Angelikis for the Rosenthal family, the estate built as a meticulous homage to the Mexican hacienda tradition, is created for modern living. There are eight bedroom suites, separate staff quarters, and two separate beautifully designed guesthouses on the property. The surrounding grounds include three swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, wine storage room, gym and a six-car garage. The operational vineyard spans more than 25 acres, and includes a tasting room, banquet room, cold storage room and office. You will feel like you are in Tuscany or Bordeaux yet only five minutes to the beach.
Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in Orange County and can be found at @sunnynsocal.