This French Normandy masterpiece was recently named Robb Report’s Ultimate Home of 2010. If you don’t already know, this 42,000 square foot behemoth is located in the exclusive gated community of Beverly Park in Los Angeles, CA. It was designed by architect Richard Landy (one of the best around!) and built by renowned Finton Construction. The home took 3-1/2 years to complete, which is a relatively short time for a home of this size and quality. It truly is one the best built homes I’ve ever seen. The interior is so elegantly done and the exterior stonework is just magnificent. It has so much warmth and charm to it and is not something you would expect to see in a home of this stature.

The owner, Alec Gores, is an American businessman who made his fortune through leveraged buyouts of technology firms. His net worth was estimated at $1.5 billion in 2008 and his brother Tom is also a billionaire (worth $2.2 billion). Must be nice!

The first floor of the home boasts a foyer with dome and second floor wraparound balcony, formal dining and living rooms, family room, large gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, library, loggia, and more. The second floor boasts most of the bedrooms, a gym, and a private office. The lower level boasts a 2,600 bottle wine cellar, billiards room, circular sitting area with big-screen television, card room, and a home theater. The estate also includes a swimming pool with outdoor living area, 6+ car garage, and numerous walkways.

*All photos from Finton Associates

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  • j

    This house is very nice. I would say it is probably worth $60 million.




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  • Nalin

    that is a really nice house. a lot of it resembles my dream house




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  • Venom

    Magnificent home.
    I would pay $100 million plus for this home before I would pay for Spelling’s house.




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    • Kenny Forder

      amen to that. I absolutely love everything about this home. It’s so much more tasteful than “The Manor”. Plus, I like the fact that’s in a guard gated community.




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  • Jason

    a much better house than the Persian Palace in Holmby Hills you posted earlier. I still am not a fan. It’s more gargantuan than beautiful and Richard Landry is overrated. Two much better LA architects are Rick Robertson of Fleur de Lys fame (www.robertsonpartners.net) and Mark Appleton http://www.appleton-architects.com




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    • Nick

      “Richard Landry is overrated” ???

      WHAT??? How can you say that? For the mega mansions lovers Richard Landry is considered a real master with many masterpieces.He’s much better than Rick Robertson and Mark Appleton, who designs nice small homes.




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      • Willie

        I totally agree with Nick!!!




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  • Daniel

    I too really like the home. The only thing that bugs me is the completely different interior design in some of the rooms, specifically one of the hallways and what looks like a family room. I personally am not a fan of mixing styles, especially when they are on opposite ends of the spectrum.




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  • Peter

    The best place on earth!




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  • Kyle

    The exterior is very nice, but I am not a huge fan of the interior. Too lackluster IMO.




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  • Grrrowler

    I quite like this place. The turrets, arches, and overhead walkways in the courtyard give it a castle feel. The rear facade is incredibly boring however.




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  • This is a well built home, I like everything about it.




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  • Bryan

    WOW – to me this it the most impressive home you’ve ever posted.




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  • C

    42,000 sq.ft. wedged onto a tiny lot with no tennis court?




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  • Kieran

    Without a doubt one of my top 5 homes in america/the whole world! LOVE!




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  • Ron

    In California with all the detail its worth about $225,000,000 but it is a beautiful Estate




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  • Nick

    This has to be one of my favorite and one of the greatest mansions I have ever seen in this marvelous site.

    The location is top notch and very private.The exterior is a miracle.The interior is
    also exceptional.

    Absolutely incredible estate from every aspect.




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