Home of the Week: A pavilion-style estate in Bel-Air
The sprawling home built for the former owners of Architectural Digest connects the indoors and outdoors through the extensive use of glass walls and doors.
Philanthropists Bud and Betsy Knapp, then the owners of Architectural Digest, set out in the 1990s to create a personal living space that allowed for large-scale entertaining and civic events, could display an extensive art collection and met their need for privacy. Five years in the making, the gated estate bordering the Bel-Air Country Club is pavilion-style, with the indoors and the outdoors connected through the extensive use of glass walls and doors.
Location: 10807 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles 90077
Asking price: $23.95 million
Year built: 1998
Architect: Hugh Newell Jacobsen
House size: Five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 13,089 square feet
Lot size: 36,600 square feet
Features: Media room, office, bar, gym, sauna, service entrance, staff apartment, swimming pool, and fireplaces in the living room, dining room, library and master bedroom.
About the area: In the first half of last year, 74 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,775,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 9.6% increase from the median during the first half of 2010.
A pavilion-style estate in Bel-Air for $23,950,000.
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