Remember when superstars Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, and Jordin Sparks become overnight celebrities? Ever wonder where they stayed and how they dealt with the show’s arrangements? They were previously all house here in this Beverly Hills Mansion. The Beverly Hills Tuscan mansion is on sale and costs a whopping
$72 million $56 Million. It was bought by Steven Dunn and his wife Laura in 2011 and underwent a seven-year renovation. They also purchased two adjacent plots to expand the property.
Dunn is the CEO of the popular baby brand, Munchkin and owner of Villa Colibri, which is the mansion we are talking about right now. Over the years, they decorated the house with exotic paintings and sculptures from their travels across the globe. Compete with elite amenities; Villa Colibri is nothing less than a dream. It sits on a private land spread over 10.5 acres and offers picturesque views of the Franklin Canyon Reserve and mountains of California. The price includes the cost of the main house, pavilions, a huge guest house, two more buildings within the campus. The living space covers 17,000 square feet area and is designed by architect Lise Matthews.
Dunn said that they are in love with the canyon, reservoir and private golf course views, fountains, sculptures, and manicured landscapes. They were never tired of the views and even got the chance to see a deer birthing her fawn and the baby taking its first steps. The mansion was built back in 2009, and the couple purchased it for $11.2 million in 2011 along with two neighboring plots.
Laura spearheaded the renovation mission and added exclusive pieces to their Tuscan mansion. Selected tastefully, some of the art pieces include a rare 19th century Murano glass chandelier, 600-bottle wine cellar styled with an old-school jailhouse door, and many expensive and rare Roman face and foot sculptures. The wine cellar gives you an old-school vibe as it has red brick walls, which give it an unfinished look. Dunn said that they bought the jail door in South America and was finished with glass after bringing it to the mansion.
This Beverly Hills Mansion also has a British-themed room, which is inspired by London or more specifically the English royal family. It is decorated with English flag-print rugs, pillows, and ottomans; a typical red British phone booth; and “God Save Our Queen” lighted marquee sign. The patio has a high-end grill sitting on top of a whimsical Roman mouth sculpture. Co-listed by Joyce Rey, Timothy Di Prizito, Stephen Apelian of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, and Josh & Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman, the mansion has eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. Even split 5 ways, the commission on 50 Million will cause everyone to ask how they can become a luxury real estate agent.
Di Prizito loves how this Beverly Hills Mansion is a beautiful blend of timeless art, entertainment, and architecture and offers a functional lifestyle. Apelian added that when you look outside the windows, it feels like you are in the European countryside. Villa Colibri’s stonework will remind you of Tuscany. The stones were hand-cut by 12 stonemasons for both, indoors and outdoors.
The mansion’s massive Great Room is designed to look like a museum and features twin grand staircases, a 17th Century Trumeau fireplace from Loire Valley, modern and contemporary art, and several sculptures. Its kitchen has its fireplace and is fitted with an enormous centerpiece marble island. Just like other parts of the house, the kitchen has its antiques. It also has open-air disappearing windows.
The home theater is a beauty on its own, and sports an antique terra-cotta barrel ceiling. The master bedroom has separate his and her master bedrooms with their own walk-in closets. The luxurious house is equipped with state-of-art amenities including a pool house, a private golf course, a pro tennis court, gym, bocce ball court, and three pools. One of the pools has an infinity-edge. Two of the property’s gardens are designed by Dean Reinmuth, Phil Mickelson’s coach, who took inspiration from the Rae’s Creek holes at Augusta National Golf Club.
The golf course has 28 different hole placements. Di Prizito mentioned that the villa is the only property in Los Angeles where you can play 28 holes of regulation-sized par-three golf. It definitely has a lot of glamor and character, but only a person who truly adores art will like the property. It is the perfect choice for someone who wants to throw parties. You would have heard from American Idol Season 10 contestants that the mansion is haunted as they experienced flickering lights and other paranormal stuff. By now you would have guessed that it was only celebrity stunts and there’s nothing wrong with the property.
With the magnificent terrace views and calmness surrounding it, Villa Colibri is a dream to live in.
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