LA Times Home of the Week - 979 Bel Air Rd

December 12, 2012

Mediterranean style in Bel-Air

The five-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home designed for entertaining includes a screening room, courtyards, a koi pond and a formal dining room that can seat 40.


Designed for large-scale entertaining, this gated Mediterranean has a loggia that can seat more than 50 guests and a formal dining room for as many as 40 that opens to a terrace. A wing devoted to the master bedroom suite contains a bar, dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and a gym.

Location: 979 Bel Air Road, Bel-Air 90077

Asking price: $16.7 million

Year built: 1990

House size: Five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, more than 10,000 square feet

Lot size: 37,994 square feet

Features: Stone floors, high ceilings, library, family room, den, screening room, office, service entrance, seven fireplaces, guest house, covered patio, courtyards, fountains, koi pond, swimming pool, motor court for 10 cars, three-car garage

About the area: In the third quarter, 35 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.798 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 17.4% increase from the third quarter last year.

Agents: Rochelle Maize, (310) 888-3367, and Jill Epstein, (310) 888-3355, of Nourmand & Associates in Beverly Hills

Lauren Beale

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