Don’t ask me why I was looking at real estate listings in the the $10 million plus range…but I was. I actually have no idea why I ended up doing a search on homes for sale in the Los Angeles area that are on the market for $15 million or more…but I did. I haven’t got a clue what compelled me to investigate homes on the market for over $20 million dollars…but it happened. I even started to get picky…choosing between one mansion or another. So much for the saying “beggars can’t be choosers”… I clearly was a beggar in this echelon of real estate but definitely was choosing away as if I had found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Again, another clear sign of my need for an immediate reality check!
Anyhooooooo, while browsing listings for multimillion dollar homes…I happened upon this gorgeous traditional home designed by renowned L.A. architect Paul Williams. Williams is well known for designing several landmark buildings in Los Angeles and for designing over 2000 homes including those of many celebrity clients. Williams’ career was marked by firsts … in 1921 for example, Williams became the first African-American to be certified as an architect west of the Mississippi and was also the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects. I had not known about Paul Williams although I had seen his name many times. So, because of Paul Williams, my search for multimillion dollar homes ended up having a purpose as I learned about an extremely important architect and more about my native city’s history!
So, now…this magnificent Paul Williams home in Bel Air’s Holmby Hills….
This grand house is on the market for $28.5 million dollars. With over 11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 11 baths, a pool and so much more…this house would be perfect for me! 🙂 It’s listed by the prestigious Hilton & Hyland firm.
I think I love the long brick driveway up to the house, the kitchen and the garden room the most. The grounds look pretty amazing too! Hmmm….adding to “to do” list…”buy a Paul Williams home”…one day….
My dreams of owning a castle could definitely be put on hold for a home like this.
What kind of home do you dream of???
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P.P.S. Will be posting a round up of the top 10 or top 20 best dining room tables I could find…that’s for tomorrow. So stay tuned!
Photos: Hilton & Hyland