With primary inspiration from the bridges and waterfalls of the Pacific Coast Highway, designer Micheal Chen created a beautifully sculpted home with natural features and Californian charm with an Asian twist.
According to toptenrealestatedeals.comElementi, the notable home in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Hills enclave of Trousdale Estates, was recently listed at $ 65 million or the bitcoin equivalent.
Chen is no stranger to drama or luxury. His design skills are corroborated by his extensive world tours as a set designer for Warner Brothers, furniture designer in Milan, theme park designer in Hong Kong, and luxury designer and developer throughout Southern California.
The facade of Elementi shows Michael’s inspiration at the bridge entrance to a large pivoting entrance door over water, which leads past a dining room hanging over a lower inner courtyard into an atrium on the lower level.
The 18,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and fourteen baths, a large marble room with views of the ocean, an atrium that opens from the roof to the lower floor, a cooking kitchen, and a butler pantry designed to that cooking takes place apart from the clear, minimalist lines of the main kitchen.
The master suite is cantilevered over a balcony and has two glass walls that capture the view, as well as two marble-clad bathrooms and one with a skylight. Elementi is the only home in Trousdale Estates approved for a daylight basement accessed by a Venetian plastered spiral staircase.
The basement / ground floor is geared towards entertainment and resistance: a 150 year old imported Mediterranean olive tree in the atrium. There is also a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, wellness center and gym, office, and home theater.
Elementi, one of Southern California’s most photogenic properties, is listed with Michael Chen and Aaron Kirman of the Aaron Kirman Group in Compass, Los Angeles.
Photo credits: Douglas Friedman, Joe Bryant, and Marc Angeles