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Famous Houses: Casa Lago, a Slice of the Italian Resort Life in Bel Air

Famous Houses: Casa Lago, a Slice of the Italian Resort Life in Bel Air
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Atop a very private bluff overlooking the Stone Canyon Reservoir in Bel Air sits an incredible home also referred to as “Casa Lago.” The Tuscan-style villa is the closest property to the reservoir’s waterfront, and its views of the sparkling water below and nearby hillsides make it easy to imagine that you’ve been transported to the Mediterranean.

The home is situated on just over half an acre of land at the end of a gated cul-de-sac, creating a wonderfully secluded environment that offers unbelievable 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape.

Created by Marmara Development Group and built in 2015, this stunning Los Angeles home is now on the market for $23,750,000. It includes eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and 17,297 sqft of living space divided into three stories connected by an elevator and integrated smart home technology.

Elegant and luxurious details abound here, with eye-catching arched doorways, custom woodwork, ornate carved stone moldings and stained-glass windows. What’s more, you’ll find Persian onyx, Italian travertine, French limestone and mahogany used throughout the home.

Large double doors at the entrance open into a gorgeous foyer that includes beautiful stone and woodwork details. From here, there’s a large formal living room, a dining room, a family room and a wood-paneled office, each of which features French doors that open onto outdoor terraces providing showstopping views of the reservoir. A double-sided fireplace sits between the living room and dining room.

A butler’s pantry and catering area connect the dining room to the gourmet kitchen, which includes custom cabinetry, dual sinks, a Wolf commercial range and double ovens. There’s also a wine fridge, a commercial-size Sub-Zero refrigerator, a breakfast bar and a custom kitchen island covered in Persian onyx.

Two of the eight bedrooms are staff suites that include kitchenettes, and the resort-style master suite is truly a sight to behold. In the impressive master wing, you’ll find a kitchenette, dual bathrooms and custom walk-in closets, a fireplace, a seating area and stairs leading to a balcony with a private outdoor infinity pool and jaw-dropping views of the city.

The master suite bathrooms feature Persian onyx floors and surrounds, steam showers and throne toilets. The spacious walk-in closets include custom built-ins made of American walnut and a connecting bedroom off of the master suite makes for a great potential second office or nursery.

There is nothing about this spectacular home that doesn’t lend it perfectly to entertaining. It boasts a 12-seat, state-of-the-art Magnolia home theater; a billiard room with a wet bar; a gym; a sauna and steam shower; a mosaic-tiled indoor pool and spa (complete with stained-glass skylights); a 12-car underground garage; and a glass-enclosed, climate-controlled 1,060-bottle wine cellar.

Casa Lago’s outdoor areas are just as amazing and ready for entertaining, with grounds featuring multiple covered and uncovered patios, impeccable lawns, a large motor court, water features, two infinity pools (one with cascading fountains) and a firepit. The outdoor kitchen incorporates Brazilian blue granite and the bar area is made of Persian red onyx.

Beyond the entertainment aspects of the property, you will also find a sense of tranquility and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. The estate offers hillside paths that wind through secluded gardens lush with roses, lavender and citrus and olive groves. Canyon, city and ocean landscapes can be appreciated from various points on the grounds.

Casa Lago exudes European-inspired luxury with its many nods to Italian resort life, and it’s not hard to picture yourself in such a place, thanks to the many architectural details and vistas at hand to convince your senses. The home captures traditional beauty while at the same time offering modern amenities to truly create the ultimate leisure and entertainment experience.

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