This absolutely gorgeous newly built French-inspired gated mansion is located at 457 St Pierre Road in lower Bel Air in Los Angeles, CA. It is situated on a little over half an acre of land and features a gatehouse, landscaped grounds, gardens and water features. The home offers 17,000 square feet of ultra-luxurious living space with 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, grand 2-story foyer with sweeping staircase and cut-out looking down towards the lower level, formal living and dining rooms, custom wet bar, gourmet kitchen with 2 islands, 2nd staircase, family room, paneled office, master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms and fabulous 2-story closet, subterranean garage parking for 6 to 10 cars, home theater, wine cellar, cigar room, indoor swimming pool with spa, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area, guest house and more. It is listed at $21,500,000.

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  • Daniel

    That gatehouse is heinous and anything taller than an S-Class is going to have trouble getting past it. I can’t believe this is newly built…the architecture looks 10 years old. Interior is poorly scaled and the nice bits are overshadowed by the amateur design. Finally, as much as I love cars, I don’t think I would want to look down into my garage from the formal stairway – maybe having my office, but certainly such a major part of the home.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Agreed.




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      • Chris

        agreed




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        • mak

          Nice bits? Isn’t that a euphemism for genitals…(as in dangly bits)?

          I was also wondering how the hell they expect anyone to move in or out of this place. Is the moving company supposed to walk all that crappy furniture out to the truck on the street since they can’t get up the driveway? Is that stoopit or WHAT?




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    • NOVA Ben

      I took another look at the pics for the home and noticed that there are gates to either side of the weird “gatehouse” thing, so I imagine the moving van (or your daughter’s sweet-sixteen Escalade gift) could use one of the gates off to the side. Which is still dumb because it negates the purpose (practical and aesthetic) for a drive-through gatehouse. Still dumb, then.




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  • Grrrowler

    Oh my. It’s just so… And it’s got… And then there is… And they put… Someone actually thought…

    Words fail me. Oh my.




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  • James

    unique…i like the garage and the bathroom…i guess with a garage like that you will know when the wife is home ha ha




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  • rob

    I just can’t get my head around this one. Too many strange features. The landscaping is overdone and the house is weirdly proportioned. The garage is ummmm……”interesting.” Not my cup of tea.




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  • Brian

    Kenny,

    I think you misplaced the decimal point on this architectural laff riot. If not, I got a REAL problem with this one. If not a teardown this one should be a mercy killing. And ditto to all prior comments as well.




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  • Nalin

    I love houses with showroom garages (this showroom is ridiculous) in them, but right there in the foyer is a bit much




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    • lambskin

      So many things wrong with this concept. How do you clean oil and other car stains from the marble floor? How is the exhaust handled? What does the space look like sans car? What happens, God forbid, if there is a car fire or you need a tow? Big engines make big noises and vibrations. But this seems to be a trend-a bad one.




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  • Chris

    as much as I would want to have a showroom garage, having it in the foyer is a bit too much, its just off, on all levels




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  • John L.

    I agree with all of the other comments. There are just way too many weird elements and features to this house. The garage is just silly. Too many fountains, too many staircases, overall it’s just too much of everything.




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  • Limedaiquar

    I absolutely hate it.




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  • Tony

    I like the master bedroom




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  • Joejoe509

    Okay… well they get a gold star for effort and originality that’s for sure. There are some areas that are redeemable, but not a lot. There’s a lot of interesting concepts here, but the execution is terrible. For instance – I’m sure a foyer auto showroom sounded like a great plan, but I think it should have remained on the drawing board until fully realized. Even those who love to show off their cars would scoff at such a thing. Also the entry archway and the little bridge are definitely impressive, but the architecture is odd and impractical. The gardens appear unnatural and look like a fancy-ish hotel.

    I like the home theater, but for $21 Million I think we could expect a lot better. I also like the subterranean garage. It’s a good mix of showroom and functionality.




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  • Elliott

    First of all, what/where is photo 16? Two-floor closet? Also not sure where photo 21 is, but it looks like a spa, not just a fountain.

    I hate the look of the gatehouse. It appears to have two 1-car garages, however, which I think is a cool idea.

    I love sub-terranean garages but this one is interesting. I assume the exhaust fumes were factored into the design and are probably handled by a ventilation system that pulls air out of the space (including the through the foyer-hole). It looks like there are two garages or two areas to one garage based on the finishes and lighting in the room. If I were going to put a garage showroom beneath my foyer, I would make the portal a lot bigger so I could see more than one car.

    Actually, I would buy this house and mount scattered skylights flush with the motorcourt pavers that you could drive/park a car on.

    http://homesoftherich.net/2012/04/charming-waterfront-english-manor-home-in-winnetka-il.html#comment-599700

    I disagree with the other posts, I like this home. I love the master suite, pool area, kitchen, bar, and office. The media room, wine cellar, foyer, and dining room could be better. I actually like the configuration of the house and the layout on the lot. The driveway appears to dead end at the front door though, which is weird. No motor court? I think the rear patio/staircase and pool area were well done.




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    • mak

      Elliot. Please pay attention. No one likes this home, If you’re going to comment here, you’re going to have to get with the program and agree with everyone else. This is NOT the place to express an opinion contrary to everyone else. We don’t do that here. We especially don’t like opinions that include links that reinforce your point of view, as well as including suggestions for improvements to said houses,

      So please…if you want to express a contrary opinion , go to realestalker.com and hang out there. 😉




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      • Jeff P.

        **laughing my ass off**
        Thanks for that, it is sometimes how I feel when my opinion is so out of step with everyone else’s.




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      • Elliott

        hahaha thanks, I’ll do that. Don’t get me wrong, I never even came close to saying I love the home, that it’s priced correctly, that I’d buy it, that it is a good example of xxx architecture, etc. I just think that the design wasn’t 100% off and that I like unique and/or “discombobulated” from time to time.




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      • Joejoe509

        We love you Mak. That’s awesome. 🙂




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  • James

    another thing…this home is verry verry well lit ha ha




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  • Rocco

    Ahh…? I think discombobulated is the word for this house!




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