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Jaw-dropping dream home overlooking the Los Angeles skyline

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This massive luxury dream home is designed by McClean Design, located in Bel Air, an enclave in the verdant foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, California. Comprised of a staggering 34,000 square feet, this nine bedroom and 20 bathroom home was built near the street on a 51,417-square-foot property. The location was selected due to both geological constraints and to enable a large garden in the backyard.

The main level features expansive terraces and a pool area that descends to a lawn terrace at the basement level of the three-story residence. The garden, partially set on a plinth-like structure, steps down in the direction of the city view. The entrance sequence, which serves to preserve the privacy of the owners from the street, begins with a lower level circular stone-walled motor court. A stairway leads up to the main areas of the house. 

Project Team: Architect: McClean Design | Contractor: Tyler Development | Engineer: John Labib & Associates

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Above: The main level 90-foot pool features an infinity edge that cascades down to the garden and the motor court.

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The architect paid careful attention to the scale of the spaces, maintaining a casual feeling despite the significant floor area of the residence. The extensive use of Caravela limestone, Mocha Cream limestone, and oak was selected to give this property a soft, contemporary look. “The way the house connects from the entry sequence to the outdoor entertaining areas, gardens, and views is one of the most successful parts of the project,” states the architect.

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What We Love: This architectural masterpiece features lushly landscaped gardens and striking water features. From the incredible infinity pool to the rooftop deck, there are breathtaking skyline views at every turn. Stepping inside this home, the grand scale is evident with soaring ceiling and expansive views. Every space seems to be more magnificent than the next with incredible amenities and luxurious details. This is dream home is the ultimate space for entertaining in style!

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on this home? Do you find the architecture to be impressive or too over the top? Please let us know your thoughts in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of our most favorite home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project, McClean Design: Sleek and sexy modern hillside home above Sunset Plaza, LA and Sumptuous dream home with epic Los Angeles skyline views.

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Interesting Fact: This fascinating home is also listed for sale, for a staggering $180,000,000!

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Above: A 180-foot-long water wall guides the visitor to the entry before continuing to a basement level water garden. 

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Inside the house, a two-story hallway leads to the view and separates the formal living room and library from the dining room and family/kitchen area. Each room on the main level has access to a terrace and the view.

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Above: The upper level has a long north-south hallway that opens to the master bedroom and balcony on the southeastern corner of the house, as well as three smaller bedrooms, two of which share a balcony.

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Above: The lower level consists of additional bedrooms, a full wellness spa, theater, bar and entertainment spaces, and a ten-car garage. 

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Above: The roof deck includes a cabana, a fire pit seating area, and a bar. 

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Photos: Simon Berlyn

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the house for the person who wants to feel like he never left the office…i like the infinite pool and water wall but the house looks more like an office park than a residence. the other issue with this house (and similar ginormous residential structures) is that it is simply too big. look at the arrangement of furniture in (what i presume to be) the living room. those pieces are so far about that you can hardly imagine it to be an intimate setting. but then, this is a show house and not a place where you would actually want… Read more »

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i meant to state: “those pieces are so far apart…” not “those pieces are so far about…”