Tennis anyone? When the owner of this estate asks the question, be prepared for the next one: Which court would you prefer? The outdoor clay court designed to French Open specs, or the indoor court designed to US Open specs? With over 50,000 square feet of living space, the choice of tennis court style won’t be the only choice available.
Located high in the gated city of Rolling Hills, California, in the Palos Verdes Hills southwest of downtown Los Angeles, the estate itself can be considered a destination. From its high perch, views encompass the Pacific, Hollywood Hills, West Side, The San Gabriel Mountains and the lights of downtown LA. Incorporated in 1957, the entire city is securely gated with 24-hour entry guards and multiple property surveillance cameras and breach sensors. Since it is the 21st richest address in the United States, the ultra wealthy can live with peace of mind. The city itself maintains a spacious ranch-like ambiance with no stoplights, wide spaces between homes and convenient riding paths along the streets.
Featured on the cover of the “LA Times,” this home is nestled on formally designed grounds with an abundance of fruit trees, rose gardens and herb gardens. The interior has both expansive spaces for entertaining on a grand scale as well as a number of intimate retreats for conversation or quiet relaxation. Unusual artistry and craftsmanship is evident in the intricate ceilings with arches, patterns, and domed paintings. The indoor tennis court is surrounded by an upper level mezzanine for viewing and can be turned into a grand ballroom for orchestra and as many as 350 guests that can also be serviced by a fully appointed catering kitchen. Easily accommodating stay-over family and friends, there are nine bedrooms and 25 bathrooms complimenting the many venues on the property for sports, swimming and the piece d’resistance – the luxurious underground Moroccan hammam baths.
Both sophisticated and exotic, this Rolling Hills tennis lovers’ estate is priced at $53 million.