Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Long pursued by those in search of serene seclusion, Pacific Palisades is a close-knit community with a small-town feel, a placid Mediterranean climate, abundant parks and recreation areas, architecturally significant homes, and—most notably—a dramatic stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline.
Pacific Palisades, California | Shamon Shamonki, Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage
In an exclusive enclave in this peaceful place, a long tree-lined drive with an ornate camera-equipped gate leads to a generous classical motor court that introduces this sophisticated residence. Suffused with French inspiration and Old World refinement, it is perched on an ocean-view promontory and ideally positioned for appreciating breathtaking views from nearly every vantage point.
A grand double-height foyer with a gracefully curving stairway introduces the traditional elegance that characterizes the residence as a whole. Beyond are an inviting dining room with a butler’s pantry, a glorious window-wrapped sunroom that blurs the lines between indoors and out, a living room that can be transformed into a screening room, an eat-in kitchen reminiscent of the cuisines of the French countryside, and a handsome wood-paneled library and game room with built-ins. The flow from the living and entertaining spaces is graceful and effortless, with many giving way through French doors to the home’s loggia and the alluring grounds.
Among the private quarters on the upper level is a chic primary suite with its own view balcony tucked amid the treetops and a luxurious bath with a soaking tub and glass-walled shower. Each of the four restful guest bedrooms has a distinct palette and design scheme. Pedigreed style and craftsmanship notwithstanding, the home is equipped with every amenity, luxury, and convenience expected in an estate of this caliber. Other highlights include a bright gym with a mirrored wall and an upper-level playroom or office with useful built-ins.
On approximately one acre of woodland and manicured lawns, the estate also features exceptional outdoor areas, with a refreshing swimming pool and spa surrounded by a spacious sun-soaked terrace and sheltered by soaring mature privacy hedges. Enchanting pathways wind amid the property’s colorful, vibrant landscaping. Emerald lawn rolls away toward the horizon and the magnificent panorama, which encompasses the dazzling lights of the Queen’s Necklace, the silhouette of Catalina Island, and the mesmerizing ocean waters—one of the perennial attractions of life in Pacific Palisades.