THE BEVERLY HILLS MANSION THAT COMES COMPLETE WITH A DINOSAUR!!
Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Set in a quiet neighbourhood minutes from the heart of Beverly Hills sits 1300 Beverly Estate Drive, a palatial, three-story hillside retreat that boasts panoramic views of the city below and ocean beyond. Sounds like your normal Beverly Hills home listing right? but what if we also added that standing in the entrance hall is also a real Allosaurus skeleton worth an estimated $1.5 million ..
In what is an overcrowded real estate market where luxury properties can be found at every turn developer Tim Ralston of MLR, has decided to stand out from the crowd – quite literally – by also offering the 100 million years old fossil for sale alongside the property. Well if owning dinosaurs is good enough for Leonardo DiCaprio who are we to argue!
The 12,500 square-foot home, listed for $37.94 million has five-bedroom, the eight-bathroom estate is filled with distinctive amenities, world-class materials, and bespoke decorative elements. Interior designer Lorenzo Cascino, brand ambassador for Italian design firm Visionnaire, collaborated with L.A.-based Ameen Ayoub Design Studio to create a space that is at once incredibly glamorous, modern and inviting.
Arrive up a 1,000-foot long curving driveway and enter the lower level from the wraparound terrace, which runs the length of the home’s view-facing facade. This floor is replete with recreational and wellness-oriented amenities, including a game room with large multi-screen television and pool table. In the adjacent fitness studio is Technogym equipment, a sauna, and a Calacatta porcelain-clad steam room, all of which open to an outdoor deck with a hot tub that is enclosed by tall, privacy-enhancing bamboo plants. Beyond a dedicated tasting bar are a glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled 600-bottle wine wall and a 12-seat home theater with plush couches and reclining chairs.
Ascend the floating, open-tread staircase to the home’s main level, which features the 945-square-foot, black-tiled showroom garage with room for four vehicles. The kitchen, living and dining areas access the back terrace through sliding glass Fleetwood pocket doors. Outside, find an 80-foot-long infinity pool, fire pits and custom-made lounge furniture by Visionnaire. Double-height glass walls run the length of the home, allowing natural light to illuminate the stunning, central 22-foot-tall, double-sided Aquitanian black marble fireplace. The space also boasts custom light fixtures and exceptional works of art—including an Allosaurus skeleton on loan from a private collector, standing guard near the home’s double-height glass entry.
In the chef’s kitchen, find smooth-lined mahogany cabinets, Miele appliances, a walk-in pantry, a butler’s kitchen and two large waterfall-edge islands topped with Armani Pietra gray marble—one of which is designed with a built-in wine chilling station. Past the marble fireplace is a lounge area and strikingly beautiful bar crafted with rare Porto gold marble.
On the third level, three en-suite bedrooms occupy the north wing, while the master suite—which is crafted to include a morning kitchen, cloud-white Bianca Carrara marble bathroom with dual vanities, a soaking tub and direct access to the outdoor terrace—is situated on the north end for added privacy.
Additional features include a four-car motor court and fully-integrated smart home technology.
Located in a hilly enclave minutes from the world-famous concert venues, museums, shopping and dining of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the Sunset Strip, 1300 Beverly Estate Drive is an architectural marvel ideal for both unparalleled entertaining and unequivocally stylish, sophisticated everyday living
The property is being sold by Blair Chang of The Agency, Beverly Hills, unfortunately the allosaurus is not included in the sale, but is available separately.