We all know that money does not buy taste and that’s very evident whenever you search for multi-million dollar mansions in Bel Air. The huge price tag is always expected, but the interiors are often shocking.
This gated mansion is located on Revuelta Way and has been on the market for quite some time. The asking price started at $39,995,000, then fell to $23,995,000, and then again to $21,995,000… and then once again to $19,995,000. Then it bounced back all the way back to $25,000,000. Could you replicate this Bel Air mansion for this price? Probably not. But you probably wouldn’t want to… or would you?
More details… Size: 25,953 Sq. Ft., Bedrooms: 15, Bathrooms: 16 Full, 1 Half. Built in 1936, 1.7 Acres, 6 Bedroom Guest House, Lush Gardens, European-Style Grotto, Lit Tennis Court, Home Theatre, Swimming Pool and even a Formal Banquet Hall.
Take a look and tell me… is this Bel Air mansion, Cool or Fool?
Regal stonework lions guard the high wrought iron gates of the entryway which is lined with tropical greenery.
Beautiful driveway, but the palm trees need some help.
The exterior of the mansion features 2-story columns, multiple second story balconies, and a style reminiscent of the grandeur of 18th century royal French palaces. Notice the enormous chandelier.
The grand foyer.
The foyer and dining room.
Details and more details…
Notice the shiny fabric on the chairs.
And the Gold Goes to…
I’m speechless! Not only the furniture and architecture is overwhelming together, but also, the rug is way too small for this room.
Can you redesign this room in your mind? What would you change?
The foyer connects all the formal rooms.
Too much? Perhaps. This room should be divided in a couple of sitting areas to work better and with softer colors. Forget about using all the same furniture. Be creative!
Granite on the floors feel a bit too busy and cold for my taste, but I love the space in this kitchen.
Is that a settee (notice the feet) hanged as a swing? You must be kidding!
The view from upstairs.
Very spacious! Can you ever feel cozy in this place?
Size? More than 5,000 square feet for the entire master suite. I could fit my entire house here.
This bathroom has some great elements and can easily be updated.
Don’t transform your bathroom into a gym. Forget about walls with mirrors. They’re cold and make everything feel busy, instead of relaxing.
Fit for a princess.
This library is actually stunning. I’d love to design this space. You should add a sitting area and a more elaborated desk area.
This is a beautiful bed.
Unfinished and tasteless.
Whoa! Really??? Where do you find inspiration for such a thing? Don’t miss the TV by the tub!!! How fancy is that??? A bit suicidal too…
Beautiful architectural details.
The cupola-covered pavilion leads to a lighted tennis court.
I love this!
Beautiful at night time.
Lights & Water
This would be a nice relaxing place to be at the end of the day.
What do you think? Cool or Fool?
Am I the only one that thinks they went too far with the interiors? This is a stunning home and has wonderful architectural details, but even those I think was overdone. Maybe we should learn when to stop and keep things a little simpler.
Elegance has nothing to do with quantity.
What are your plans for this weekend? I’ll be working, but we’ll also have some fun on Sunday. We’re planning to watch a hockey game with the kids and this will be their first time. I can’t wait to see their reaction. I think it will be great! Besides that, I’m very excited because two of my favorite shows are starting again; Dexter and Revenge. Are your favorite shows back, yet?
I hope you all have a very healthy and blessed weekend!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
* “Cool or Fool” happens every Friday. I’ve started this series where I post unique and controversial concepts that I know some of you will love and others will not. The point is to tell us what you really think, regardless of anything. It’s a space where you speak your mind and analyze what you see. Have fun with it and laugh along the way!
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