Maison 808 – the largest and most expensive residential property to come on the market in the flats of Beverly Hills can now be yours for a record-breaking $58,8 million.
Set behind a security gate, a charming motor court welcomes you into your very own world. A stately manor unfolds on a rare double lot, capturing the elegance of the great European maisons of the past. Designed in 1990 by Budd Holden – one of the foremost residential architects of his day – the architecture harmonizes respect for the Old World through a rigorous focus on craftsmanship and detailing, while bringing the grand scale of the interiors into balanced proportion.
The estate, which encompasses over 26,800 square feet of total living space, took over five years to build and over 20 master craftsmen and artisans to bring Holden’s vision to fruition.
A portrait of refined living and entertaining begins to emerge as you enter the foyer. In each room, bespoke detailing is on display: rich marble floors and Versailles parquet floors in distressed oak, intricate stonework, antique French crystal chandeliers, beautiful leaded-glass windows and skylights. Hand-set wrought iron curves up a dramatic staircase. Rounded bay windows – a Holden calling card – provide an element of surprise and offer a vital visual connection to the outside.
Custom millwork, as seen in the historically influenced pocket doors, carved wood paneling and thoughtful built-ins, enhances the sense of warmth felt throughout the residence. More than 11 antique marble fireplaces from France, Italy and England grace the home. The his-and-her powder rooms even reveal a stunning level of artistry, with delicate hand-painted Chinoiserie murals on the walls.