Inside the Ashurst Estate – Sotheby´s International Realty

This one-of-a-kind estate possesses a majestic scale, unabashed luxury, and romantic flair uncommon for its location in the rolling hills of Tarzana’s gated Mulholland Park enclave. Measuring some 10,280 square feet, clad in regal hand-etched Italian marble, and replete with breathtaking finesse, it is a home of Old World splendor, exemplifying an uncommon level of dazzling refinement.

Behind gates that are at once sturdy and wonderfully ornate, a private drive leads to a stately motor court with a carefully crafted fountain—a fittingly gracious introduction. Surrounding the home, embraced and secluded by the greenery of the hills, are 1.51 acres of parklike grounds. Here are expanses of terraces suitable for the grandest of gatherings, an outdoor kitchen, and a truly stunning swimming pool whose breadth encompasses a waterfall, a spa, and a shady pergola perched amid the sparkling water.

Tarzana, CA | Shamon Shamonki, Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage 

Beyond a formal entryway flanked by columns and embellished by striking classical detailing, interior spaces—from a graceful foyer with a domed ceiling and a crystal chandelier to a media room with a fireplace, a handsome bar, and a wine cellar with an elaborately decorated door—display a degree of ornamentation and attention to finery rarely seen elsewhere. The kitchen is both elegant and confidently appointed for culinary pursuits, with top-tier appliances and generous marble counter space. The space flows openly to a comfortable family and breakfast room.

Other highlights include a study or office with bookshelf-lined walls and an intricately carved fireplace, a home theater with a coffered ceiling and leather-upholstered seats, and six bedrooms that enjoy similar levels of detailing, warming fireplaces, doors to the grounds, and lavish bath and closet space.

The home seems destined for momentous indoor-outdoor gatherings: at its heart is a magnificent central living, dining, and entertaining area recalling the glorious ballrooms of yore. Along one wall, lovely arched glass doors give way to a lengthy loggia, the stone terraces beyond, and the pool—all accented by colorful, tastefully chosen landscaping. As seems fitting for a residence of such palatial scale and style, the setting is consummately private, with no other homes in view.

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