Peek Inside Paul Williams’ Maison Du Soleil, The Holmby Hills Estate Up For $85MAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
There are houses, and then there are estates.
Maison Du Soleil, the jaw-dropping empire sprawled over three acres in Los Angeles’s Holmby Hills is unquestionably the latter.
The 30,000 square foot property located at 10250 W. Sunset Boulevard houses 60 rooms, expertly designed in the 1930s by famed architect Paul Williams, the mastermind behind the classic Hollywood homes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Danny Thomas. With 17 bedrooms, 22 baths, and closets that would make Carrie Bradshaw weep with joy, Maison Du Soleil is an ideal setting for large-scale events and luxurious day-to-day living.
The amenities aren’t just contained within the estate’s walls, however. The surrounding acreage encompasses five gardens, a glass-enclosed tennis court with an elevated viewing box, zero-edged pool, Moroccan bath house replete with sauna, steam shower, and spa, glass-ceilinged greenhouse converted into a fitness room, and a second greenhouse for organic produce. Thankfully, residents don’t have to sacrifice the splendor of their great outdoors whenever they go back inside: every room in the open floor-plan home offers commanding views of the beautiful grounds.
Foodies fantasize about kitchens as epic as the one within 10250 W. Sunset, and few homes (or multiplexes, for that matter) can boast a 6,000 square foot movie theater with its own snack and popcorn bar.
Privacy is a must for residents lucky enough to call 10250 W. Sunset home. The gated estate sits at the end of a hedge-lined drive that extends into a circular motor-court, providing enough space to brilliantly display a car collector’s most prized possessions.
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