Home Of The Week
1244 Moraga Drive
Set behind the prestigious guard-gated Bel-Air community of Moraga Estates, this opulent classic Italian villa commands nearly four acres on a rare double lot. Surrounded by rolling hills, the ultra-private property was once the site of an estate owned by an oil tycoon and philanthropist.
Built in 2002, the sprawling estate features a two story main residence with four bedrooms and nine full bathrooms and a one-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse. Together, they span over 14,000 square feet.
Exquisite craftsmanship is evident throughout the majestic villa, with soaring ceilings, large rooms and a floor plan that is formal, yet also creates a comfortable and inviting ambiance. Stunning architectural features are found throughout the residence, including sophisticated finishes, classical detail and elegant curved archways/windows.
The home also features a beautiful formal dining room, a massive formal living room with abundant space to entertain guests and a stately office/library with a fireplace and walk-in bar. Other notable features include a large luxurious master suite with a fireplace, a fitness room and wine cellar.
The south-facing Mediterranean loggia is perfect for alfresco dinners, opening onto an expansive patio that is ideal for large gatherings. Directly above the loggia is a tranquil terrace for lounging in the sun or under the stars. Both outdoor living spaces overlook the property’s sprawling grounds, including a picturesque lawn, lush landscaping and intricately manicured gardens. Just outside the guesthouse is a swimming pool and patio, surrounded by mature trees providing plenty of privacy.
The estate also has a motor court that can accommodate 10 vehicles for family and friends and a Crestron audio-video system.