Commanding the crest of Southern California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula in exclusive Rolling Hills Estates, Hacienda de la Paz is surely the best-kept secret in Los Angeles. As featured on the cover of the L.A. Times, this home is undoubtedly one of California’s most unique and stunning. When you step inside, universality and beauty are only upgrading. Hacienda de la Paz is breathtakingly beautiful Spanish Hacienda, meticulously conceived and built on approximately eight acres at the very crest of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the exclusive gated community of Rolling Hills.
It is designed by award winning and world renowned Classical Spanish architect Raphael Manzano Martos in cooperation with architect Anthony Inferrera. The owner, John Z. Blazevich, chief executive of the Viva Food Group, spent 17 years in the making and built to exacting standards by Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Moroccan artisans and craftsmen, recruited explicitly for this project.
This beautiful Spanish Hacienda, has a total of 50,000 square feet complemented by sprawling grounds.
Perhaps, the most extraordinary feature is a magnificent subterranean ballroom that also serves as a regulation tennis court and emergency shelter. Some five stories high and capable of seating 350 guests with a stage accommodating a 30-piece orchestra, this vast room is decorated with floor-to-ceiling trompe l’oeil murals, a large overhead balcony, separate kitchen and prep rooms, is fully equipped for various lighting and sound requirements, and boasts its own separate 400-amp power circuit.
The ballroom also doubles as the ultimate safe room. Also, there’s the full-size, 10,000-sqaure-foot Moroccan-style Turkish bath, or hammam, with a cobalt-blue lap pool at its center, accented with 24-karat gold tiles, fountains and imported columns and corbels.
Mr Blazevich has decided to sell Hacienda de la Paz for $53 million because he plans to return to Croatia and enter the family wine-making business. Christie’s International Real Estate has the listing.