Hollywood Hills Castillo Del Lago
6342 Mulholland Hwy, Los Angeles | $21,000,000 | 9 BD | 6 BA
If you’ve spent time driving up in the hills below the Hollywood sign, you’ve probably seen the tower of this magnificent estate known as Castillo del Lago. Both Madonna and notorious gangster Bugsy Siegel have called this estate home. If walls could talk…
Castillo del Lago crafts a scene of iconic Hollywood history, architecture and location. Designed by John DeLario circa 1926, this home stands as one of the most significant Spanish estates ever built in southern California. Countless renovations and illustrious owners have walked the halls of this storied Hollywood Hills landmark. Set behind private gates, a winding drive leads to this extraordinary 3-acre ridgetop home with breathtaking 360-views over glimmering Lake Hollywood, the iconic Hollywood sign and vast downtown to ocean vistas.
Architectural highlights include coffered ceilings, custom wrought iron features, terracotta flooring, vibrant period tile, hand painted artistry, grand fireplaces, exposed wood beamed ceilings, Spanish archways and a vintage wood paneled elevator. Enter the dramatic foyer into an incredible spiral staircase tower that seamlessly connects the home’s multiple levels.
A soaring 2-story formal living room enchants with ornate stenciled wood beams, striking fireplace and rows of French doors that open to the expansive view terrace of the glimmering lake. An exquisite wood paneled library is appointed with custom shelving, a cozy fireplace and picturesque views. A spacious formal dining room showcases a sensational architectural honeycomb designed ceiling for elaborate entertaining. A loggia opens to a central courtyard with towering palms, fountain and outdoor fireplace.
Enjoy the casual breakfast room and outdoor dining covered in romantic wisteria. A classic period-style chefs kitchen offers a center island and additional prep areas. A sumptuous primary suite wing encompasses relaxing sitting areas, double baths with beautifully intricate tile designs, inspiring morning to sunset moments and the signature tower with lounge seating and breathtaking 360-degree views.
Three additional guest bedroom suites all showcase acclaimed LA backdrops. The sprawling lush grounds are an oasis with a classic lap pool, fountains, expansive surrounding lawns, rose gardens, sculpted hedges, citrus and mature specimen trees. Additional luxurious amenities include generous motor court, 2-car garage, media room, office, refrigerated wine room, 2 staff rooms with kitchen, separate gym with large terrace and a guest suite. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most spectacular trophy Hollywood Hills Estates.
Listing courtesy of Linda May and Brett Lawyer, Carolwood Estates
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