The $30,000,000 Question: 1302 Collingwood PlaceAuthor:Candace Abbott
1302 Collingwood Place is on the market–an architectural diamond with the Richard Landry design stamp and sweeping views of all of Los Angeles on an 18,730 square foot lot. The asking price? A cool $30,000,000–but that’s nothing when your money is situated just above the Sunest Strip and stretching from the Griffith Observatory to the Getty Center.
The expansive home was unveiled in conjunction with the Lamborghini of Beverly Hills introduction to the newest supercar to hit the streets, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. Although the Huracan wasn’t the only set of wheels on the property, a lipstick red Lamborghini Countach shared space with the new model in the car-lover’s dream garage–concrete flooring, sultry overhead lighting and ample space for more fast toys.
The evening mixer, sponsored by Patron (who were kind enough to bring cocktails and a photo booth), brought a wealth of important people including real estate agent and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills regular (husband of Kyle Richards), Mauricio Umansky. Although, no matter the face or the name, no one could get past the beauty, the craftsmanship or the art of the home before them and the glittering lights behind them.
Aside from unobstructed views of LA from every single room, seclusion and a dream garage, what does $30,000,000 get you? Start with an entry that’s a sexy as the people who live in the town. A steep driveway pans out to a circular space with the clean, modular design of the house as its backdrop, while lush greenery surrounds the front and a glass column let’s you peek inside to the spiral staircase.
Once inside you’ll go left or right to access either of the guest suites. These aren’t your typical guest rooms with extra sheets, but instead these spaces feature living quarters, decadent enclaves the house deep soaking tubs with views of the city as well as plush beds that you want to lounge in all day long and adjacent patios.
Go up and you’ll find the master suite–a wondrous space, if you will. Here, lies an inspiring office space countered bathing suite decked out in crisp white with a soaking tub, outdoor shower, luscious white marble flooring and a closet that’ll rival some of LA’s neighboring condos. Look on to a wrap-around patio that features a glittering stone fireplace and a hanging chair. Journey back in and you’ll find the master bed (with sexy backlighting and amber bedside pendants) which opens up to double sliding doors and–yes–that view.
And down, down, down the spiraling staircase the home opens up to the ultimate living space where ceilings are as high as you can imagine, but offset by a cozy lounging and dining space taking up prime real estate. A stones throw away is a gourmet kitchen that reveals the sprawling backyard–an ideal locale for summertime soirees, mid-winter dinner parties and more. The backyard features a grassy area, shared with quintessential Hollywood-style pool, poolside lounging and an adjacent ‘cabana’ with a bar, plush seating, heated ceilings for those chilly LA nights, an attached bath and a state-of-the-art sauna.
It’s not a question of how far can your money stretch in the Hills, it’s a question of which way do you want to look at it? From the Getty to the Observatory or vice versa? 1302 Collingwood Place proves that these days LA luxury real estate is a mix of architectural wonderment, a simplified approach, rich, sustainable building and point of view.