Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Although known primarily for her Emmy-winning turn on American television, Colombian-born superstar Sofia Vergara has also brought her natural beauty and grace to her work as a producer, spokesperson, and philanthropist. This seven-bedroom Beverly Hills estate, which Vergara shares with her husband and fellow Hollywood luminary, Joe Manganiello, was built in 2006. The couple allied with L.A.-based interior designer Jennifer Bevan to remodel the residence in impeccable fashion, creating a home that reflects refinement and sophistication of its owners.
Beverly Hills, California | Barry Peele, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
While the interiors are undeniably contemporary and comfortable, they nevertheless display a respect for architectural classicism, with ornate ironwork, hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, dentil moldings, wainscoting, carved stone fireplaces, gentle archways, a dramatic dome above a gracefully spiraling staircase, and French doors giving way to peaceful grounds. The cook’s kitchen is both charmingly inviting and thoughtfully equipped with an island and superior-caliber stainless-steel appliances. A light-filled office with a pitched beamed ceiling was designed to assist the two busy professionals in their varied endeavors, while every creature comfort is attended to by a timeless cocktail bar, a wine room, an expertly outfitted gym, and—naturally—a spacious theater with richly hued wood accents.
Outdoors, trees and manicured hedges create a verdant veil of privacy that envelopes the lush backyard and its tranquil, refreshing swimming pool and spa. Alfresco entertaining—practically compulsory in Southern California—is effortless here thanks to a built-in grilling area and open-air dining space. Naturally, the driveway is gated to keep the property exceedingly secure and secluded. With its generous 1.85-acre span and the home’s expansive 17,100 interior square feet, this is a haven that can easily accommodate any modern family, however it’s defined.