Real Estate

Bel Air was built to be exclusive. The gated Los Angeles neighborhood known for its large lot sizes and plush landscaped yards in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains remained true to the vision of developer Alphonzo Bell.

As the community flourished and expanded, the 1920s tracts became known as “Old” Bel Air; lower elevation lots that were sold later were called “New” Bel Air. The home for sale at 10901 Chalon Road sits on the cusp of old and new.

“Bel Air and, more particularly, Chalon Road, is preeminent in exclusivity,” says listing agent Christina Collins of Hilton & Hyland. “We’ve sold a lot of exceptional homes here. But this one has been developed with such precision and care, it’s really a meticulous execution of brilliant design, functionality and luxury.”

The home, with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was designed with indoor-outdoor entertaining in mind. The exterior’s contemporary design mixes strong dark wood lines with an arc-shaped wing on the second floor. It was finished in 2023 and sits on almost an acre of land.

Bespoke details inside using wood, glass, natural stone and organic textures underscore the contemporary feel. “The architecture creates a sense of volume and grandeur, while the curated interiors make it a home you actually want to live in,” Collins says.

The main entrance opens to casual dining and lounging areas and then to the heart of the 9,000-square-foot home. The living room, with vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, capitalizes on natural light. Sliding doors meld the room seamlessly with the outdoor patio. The living room also has a wall-sized marble fireplace and built-in bar.

Oak floors throughout keep the feel airy and light. Other rooms on the main level include a formal dining room with a walk-in wine closet, and the kitchen, which has a marble center island and bar chairs for casual meals. It also has a walk-in pantry and a small prep kitchen in the back.

A living room on the second floor leads to bedrooms that each have their own outdoor space. The main bedroom comes with a lounge area and fireplace, and a private balcony that leads to a workout area below. From the room, you can take in views of Bel Air. The primary bathroom has a soaking tub, dual vanities and rain shower head.

Other features in the home include a steam room and sauna in a wellness suite, an elevator, an outdoor barbecue and rooftop terraces.

It’s the kind of luxury home Bell would have appreciated. The community he started has grown to more than 2,000 properties bordered by Mulholland Drive on the north, Sunset Boulevard on the south, Beverly Glen Boulevard to the east and Sepulveda Boulevard on the west.

One interesting remnant of Bell’s vision: The estate-planning office he built on Stone Canyon Road still stands today. It’s now the luxury Hotel Bel-Air.

The house costs $18,995,000. Christina Collins of Hilton & Hyland is the listing agent.

Hilton & Hyland is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

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