Developed in 1990 by one of the founders of Architectural Digest, rare is the house that dares to emulate a past masterpiece such as Le Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinettes summer palace at Versailles, France and, in so doing, actually exceeds the glory of the original. This magnificent residence situated on an acre of lush matured landscape on Holmby Hills most prestigious street captures the very essence of the 18th-Century French chateau. Beyond the gated main entrance and expansive reflective pool with triple fountains, one enters this classic 11,000 sq.ft residence through 14 foot glass and verdigris wrought iron doors, and is greeted by daylight from a 46 high dome two stories overhead kindling a glow in the marble of the double circular grand stairway. Suspended from the center of the dome is a massive 18th century Baccarat crystal chandelier. Light, refracting from the crystal and gold transports the viewer back to Versailles, and a time of unlimited opulence. Off this majestic space, vast public rooms all with 14 foot high ceilings array themselves in exquisite procession, along with. 80 wide waterfalls, fountains, swimming pool, outdoor fireplace and a N/S tennis court surrounded by the vivid colors of lush gardens and stage.
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