Home of the Week: Bel Air Masterpiece Casa Lago

One of Southern California’s prime luxury enclaves, Bel Air offers a uniquely private location. Featuring sprawling estates hidden behind the iconic Bel Air gates and towering hedges, this star-studded sanctuary is tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles. Known for its celebrity status, stunning views, and ultra-exclusive atmosphere, this affluent Westside neighborhood is the epitome of luxury living in Los Angeles.

Casa Lago rests atop a private bluff overlooking Stone Canyon. Bel Air’s closest property to the waterfront, Casa Lago recalls the great villas in Italy’s lake region with stunning 300-degree views and immaculate gardens chiseled into the hillside. The Italianate-inspired home measures approx. 25,500 sq.ft. with eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.


Gorgeous arched doorways, custom woodwork, ornate carved stone moldings and stained glass windows blend with Persian Onyx, Italian Travertine, French limestone and rich mahogany for an atmosphere of complete refinement. Three floors spanning 25,500 square feet, connect by elevator and innovative smart home technology, with most rooms leading to magnificent terraces, loggias and views.

A double-sided fireplace separates the formal living and dining rooms, each with French doors that reveal panoramic views and a terrace that stretches the length of house.



A catering area and butler’s pantry connects the dining room to the gourmet kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry, Wolf commercial range and double ovens, dual sinks, commercial size Sub-Zero refrigerator, pantry, wine fridge and a custom kitchen island draped in Persian onyx.



The master wing is a haven unto itself. Enter through double doors and the elegant foyer to discover a kitchenette with espresso machine, fireplace, sitting area and of course—some of the most captivating views. Take your morning espresso on one of two terraces, or slip out for a quick swim in the infinity pool.

His bath, touched with Persian Onyx floors, has a steam shower, throne toilet and closet with custom built-ins made of American Walnut. Her bath, also graced by Persian Onyx floors and surrounds, is equally lavish with a vanity, steam shower, throne toilet, spa bath and spacious closet designed with custom Walnut built-ins and accessory islands. A connecting bedroom off the master suite may be used as a second office or nursery.

On the lower level, you’ll retreat into an entertainer’s paradise: a 1,060-bottle wine room, a billiards room with built-in bar and a 12-seat theater equipped with a Magnolia home theater system, as well as state-of-the-art lighting and audio.




A nod to the ancient Roman baths, the mosaic-tiled indoor pool and spa both surprises and delights with state-of-the-art lighting effects, stained glass skylights and natural light filtering through a glass ceiling feature. Adjacent, there is a convenient bath, sauna, steam shower, dressing area and gym.


Outside, Casa Lago beckons with its lakeside charms with unique water features, bridges that connect the numerous terraces, and hillside pathways that lead to gardens filled with roses, lavender and citrus and olive groves. An outdoor kitchen, crafted in Brazilian blue granite, and a bar area, made of Persian Red Onyx, invites endless entertaining. The infinity pool offers sweeping canyon, city and ocean panoramas.


At every turn, Casa Lago delights and inspires, combining the grand style of Italy’s finest lakeside villas, with the awe-inspiring natural beauty above Bel Air.

1940 Bel Air Road is offered at $34,900,000USD by Joyce Rey and Dan Glaser of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.