A Majestic Mediterranean Villa above Beverly Hills
Once in a generation an estate of this magnitude becomes available. A residential compound suited for royalty, this magnificent Beverly Hills estate is lavish in proportion and incomparable in craftsmanship. Envisioned and realized by renowned developer Mohamed Hadid, with architecture by Bob Ray Offenhauser and design by Alberto Pinto,Palazzo di Amore embodies elegance, optimum grace and sophistication. This palatial property, on a rare promontory of approximately 25 acres with spectacular vistas over sculpted canyons and jeweled city lights, is both exceedingly private and exceptionally convenient to world famous shopping. Every comfort has been considered and every detail meticulously included.
A true achievement in classic styling and contemporary comfort
Approach Palazzo di Amore through three grand sets of double gates, pass the security guard house and meander along a wide, quarter-mile, tree-lined drive, and behold the vast, stunning vineyards. A breathtaking waterfall is surrounded by a precisely manicured hillside, a scene which perfectly represents the simultaneously serene and sophisticated property. With twelve bedrooms, twenty-three bathrooms, state-of-the-art security, and hand-selected materials, Palazzo di Amore embodies splendor and magnificence. Elegance is the language spoken here: marbled two-story sky-lit entry with graceful twin curving staircases, elaborate inlaid flooring, sculpted hearths and mantels, and rooms too numerous to name.
Daily life at Palazzo di Amore embraces the spacious loggias, the luxuriant gardens, the sparkling pools and the majestic vistas beyond. The resplendent living room, dining room, breakfast room, game room, office and family room open onto the gorgeous grounds. A colonnade spans the grand dining room, which has intricate multi-colored marble inlaid floors, extravagant molding details and groin vault ceilings. An adjacent approximately 3,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room provides a stately setting to savor both the owner’s world class wine collection and the estate’s uniquely personal private label. The vineyard produces a bountiful 400-500 cases per year of wine made from classic varietals, including Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc. The Alberto Pinto-designed grand chef’s kitchen comes replete with exquisite classically-styled cabinetry and every dreamed-of appliance, including a commercial walk-in refrigerator. This wing of the estate also features a secondary staff kitchen, a fully-equipped butler’s pantry, two staff rooms, a three-car attached garage and a suite of two private offices with separate entry.
Tranquility and sublime beauty at every turn
The lower level, reached by stairs from the main floor, houses an approximately 10,000-bottles and barrels from which the vineyard’s wines can be directly sampled. The wine cellar includes multiple corridors and temperature-controlled rooms for wine storage flanked by a large tasting room with stone floors and brick barrel-vault ceilings. The second level, accessible by either the elevator or the sweeping double stairway, has two bedroom wings that provide every imaginable amenity and indulgence. The East Wing features a spacious guest suite and an unrivaled master suite, approximately 5,000 square feet total. The double-door entry, gallery, and gorgeous parquet wood floors are accented by lavish molding details. The bedroom features a stunning fireplace with hand-carved wood mantel and a sitting area with Juliet balconies and a large picture window overlooking the ever-inspiring views. His and her baths are beautifully finished, including dual, enormous, showroom-quality walk-in dressing rooms. The Moroccan room, with custom hand-painted wooden panels is rich with luxurious fabrics and a fireplace, is a dream getaway. The Turkish-style spa is a traditional hammam, featuring floor-to-ceiling iridescent Moroccan tiles glistening beneath suspended Turkish lamps. The West Wing houses four expansive bedroom suites including a handsome and elegant VIP suite outfitted with silk upholstered walls, a full kitchen, a large-scale bathroom, similar to most master suites, a walk-in closet, and a sitting room that opens to the spacious terrace spanning the entire length of the rear elevation of the estate. An oversized bonus room currently used as an office/playroom, and two staff rooms complete the second floor.
A residence that defines privilege and grace for the 21st century
Who would imagine that this exquisite Mediterranean villa resides just 2 miles above the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. Its picturesque, terraced acreage of producing vineyards, tennis court, 128-foot scenic reflecting pool and fountain are only part of the fabulously realized landscaping. The extraordinary, newly constructed, approximately 15,000 square foot entertainment complex is intended for a lifestyle that embraces both intimate moments and grand-scale entertaining. Guests are welcomed to the two-level structure through a floating glass-floor walkway over pools lined by olive trees and lovely gardens. The interior is detailed with exceptional materials, such as limestone floors with marble or maple inlay, breathtaking hand-painted ceilings, and paneling of superb maple burl wood. Each room has been designed on a magnificent scale with soaring ceilings and verdant vistas. World class entertainment opportunities abound with a state-of-the-art DJ booth and a laser-light system. Dance the night away overlooking sparkling city lights with views from the discotheque/ballroom that includes a state-of-the-art laser light system and revolving dance floor. Enjoy a two-lane bowling alley and game room. A restful sun room opens to the pool. The state-of-the-art theater, which seats over 50 guests, is beautifully finished in rich warm tones. The hand-painted ceiling is enhanced by intricate moldings and chandeliers. The theater includes a dressing room for live stage shows or movie screenings.
A masterpiece of design in an incomparable location
Palazzo di Amore represents the ultimate lifestyle. Its extraordinary 25 acres is able to comfortably host up to 250 very special guests for a divine and intimate sit-down dinner. It can easily accommodate parking for 150 cars, and its proximity to world class cultural opportunities is virtually unbeatable. The prestigious residence, with its perfectly-conceived architecture, represents both majesty and family. The recreational facilities, which include a pool, a spa, an outdoor barbecue station, a tennis court, and a full guest house with a grassy yard, all guarantee that a peaceful hour, or a guest-filled weekend of leisure can be achieved effortlessly. The staff or guests who occupy the multiple extra rooms and suites will be lavished with comfort and convenience. With all the lush beauty of the Mediterranean, and all the cosmopolitan grandeur of a Beverly Hills address, Palazzo di Amore is indisputably without rival.