Photographs by Juwan Li and Marc Angeles, Courtesy of Compass
Modestly referred to on the listing as “the Crown Jewel of Bel-Air,” there are few properties anywhere that can compete with this 28,000-square-foot modern American palace that is the newest collaboration between luxury developer Nile Niami and ultramodern starchitect Paul McClean. Writers always have a list of superlatives, but this home required a trip to the thesaurus. Unsurpassed elegance, utmost in luxury, five-star resort-like amenities, this is a property for only those who can appreciate true excellence at $65 million.It starts right at the entrance, with unexpected perfection at every turn. Past gates and at the end of a long driveway away from prying eyes, the impressive house sits elevated, perhaps more appropriately referred to as pedestaled. Floating steps atop water lead into an entry with 25-foot high ceilings and sculptural design. Walking further into the spaces, it is clear that every detail has been thought through, with living walls, museum-like hallways, and bold décor around every turn.There’s a home theatre, make that a luxurious cinema, and a sleek wine cellar to make Robert Parker envious. Get ready for every Hollywood premiere with a personal hair salon, state-of-the-art fitness center and wellness spa (including a massage studio, facial room, and yoga meditation room). And the nine luxurious bedrooms have the obligatory amenities to satisfy even the most discerning guests.Seeming more like a private island than a posh residential enclave, this Bel-Air home has a breathtaking 160-foot long outdoor pool, just four feet shy of Olympic size so the buyer can definitely get ready for Tokyo next summer. With a 30-foot water wall, magnificent outdoor kitchen, and lush and mature landscaping, the vision is complete.Jennie Priel and Aaron Kirman, both with Compass' Aaron Kirman Group
, have the spectacular listing.