German-American director Ernst Lubitsch labored with—and hosted—among the best actors of the twentieth century, together with Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo, and Jimmy Stewart.
Lubitsch, who helmed classics corresponding to “To Be or Not To Be,” “Ninotchka,” and “The Store Across the Nook,” was additionally recognized for the palatial property he inbuilt Bel-Air in 1934. It’s a mansion the place prime actors and business leaders reportedly danced many nights away.
For the primary time in over 60 years, the glamorous property with its Hollywood pedigree is now available on the market for $19,995,000.
Whereas the property is sort of a century outdated, tasteful updates have been remodeled the many years. The outcomes have been featured in Architectural Digest and different publications.
On an acre lot, the house sits behind stately gates and up a tree-lined driveway.
Distinctive and pleasant, the five-bedroom mansion’s exterior was uniquely impressed by the “whitewashed brickworks of Mexico.”
The terra-cotta roof, inside woodwork, plaster arches, wrought-iron railings, and carved wooden balconies all present Mexican design affect.
The primary residence options numerous large-scale, elegant rooms. One of the intriguing areas is a wood-paneled bar lined with built-in bookcases.
The property features a light-filled cantina, harking back to the clubby watering holes on the outdated studio tons, full with a bar, tables, brick partitions, and tile flooring.
Lubitsch totally embraced the Southern California obsession with outside residing. His cozy outside front room was many years forward of its time.
There’s additionally a courtyard for grand gatherings below the celebs.
The luxurious grounds are marked by inexperienced lawns, mature vegetation, a big pool, a number of patios and loggias, and even vegetable gardens.
Again contained in the 9,292-square-foot fundamental residence, the elegant major suite contains a canopied mattress, walk-in closet, ornate dressing room, and an outsized terrace overlooking the grounds.
The charming and spacious blue and white kitchen has high-end home equipment and colourful tilework.
There are eight fireplaces all through the home and grounds, together with one within the visitor casita.
Lubitsch, who died at age 55 in 1947, was born in Berlin and emigrated to the U.S. in 1922. He was a profitable filmmaker in Germany and, as soon as within the U.S., he grew to become recognized for “the Lubitsch contact” on urbane comedies of manners.
“Million Greenback Itemizing Los Angeles” star Josh Flagg with Douglas Elliman is representing the vendor.