Bel-Air Country Club is one of L.A.’s most exclusive private golf clubs. It’s a high class world of wait lists, dress codes and cell phone rules with a member list reading like a who’s who of Hollywood: Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood and many more, reportedly. Carved into the canyon, the course is not only renowned for its verdant grounds and a diverse terrain, it’s also illustrious in its history, since Howard Hughes famously landed his plane there when he was late for a golf date with Katharine Hepburn. As far as elite clubs go, it is the crème de la crème, and the grand mansions situated alongs its winding fairways are considered to be some of the most sought-after pieces of real estate in the city’s posh Westside.
Enter this glorious, gated and private compound.
Newly listed by Jerry Jolton of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills, the elegant estate rests on approximately 1.5 flat acres (“two contiguous parcels,” Jolton adds) in Old Bel-Air’s most prestigious East Gate location, overlooking the golf course. The secluded and expansive driveway with a circular motor court makes a striking first impression.
The interiors are no less magnificent with 20,000 square feet of space, and reveal the exacting attention to detail its builder and designer applied to each and every feature.
Completed in 2003, the prized residence reveals “impeccable, sophisticated design” and “seamlessly blends superior décor and appointments,” according to Jolton. Great consideration was made to incorporate ll of the features and lifestyle amenities that a discerning buyer would want: a screening room, resort-like indoor spa and gym, exercise studio, billiard room, wine cellar and a poolside interior cabana/game room.
A lavish 2,000 square f00t master suite retreat invites complete relaxation in a space that rivals the size of many people’s entire homes. There is also a full guest apartment with its own private entrance, and a car collector’s subterranean garage. However the pièce de résistance arrives with the “unsurpassed Bel-Air Country Club golf course views,” says Jolton. They are truly a sight to behold…and yet provide only a glimpse into the exclusive, star-studded world of one of L.A.’s most prestigious private clubs.