In Bel-Air, a trophy property constructed for famed director Ernst Lubitsch simply hit the marketplace for $20 million. It’s the primary time the house has surfaced on the market in 60 years.
The Spanish-style mansion was inbuilt 1934 for Lubitsch, who directed movies equivalent to “Hassle in Paradise,” “Ninotchka” and “To Be or To not Be.”
The glamorous Previous Hollywood type nonetheless stays, because the 9,300-square-foot ground plan showcases dramatic type, formal areas and a sequence of ornate fireplaces. Wealthy hardwood and Saltillo tile line the widespread rooms, which function rustic beams and crystal chandeliers overhead.
The yard. (Anthony Barcelo)
The whitewashed exterior. (Anthony Barcelo)
The entry. (Anthony Barcelo)
The lounge. (Anthony Barcelo)
The stone hearth. (Anthony Barcelo)
The cantina. (Anthony Barcelo)
The bed room. (Anthony Barcelo)
Aerial view of the property. (Anthony Barcelo)
Highlights embrace a two-story entry, indoor-outdoor workplace, customized bar and whitewashed kitchen with a splash of Spanish tile. Downstairs, there’s a cantina for entertaining.
5 bedrooms and eight bogs full the two-story ground plan, which opens to a number of loggias and a balcony overlooking the leafy grounds. Outdoors, the 1-acre property provides a stone patio, swimming pool and vegetable backyard.
Lubitsch, who was born in Berlin, directed 72 films over 4 many years, together with silent movies within the 1910s and sound movies beginning within the Twenties. Imbuing his tasks with a signature type often called the Lubitsch Contact, he obtained three Academy Award nominations for finest director and obtained an honorary Academy Award in 1946.
Josh Flagg of Douglas Elliman holds the itemizing.