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A design-development firm with a background in entertainment set design recently unveiled its latest project that changes the residential real estate game: Elementi. Why? Well, the modern ultra-luxe home in Beverly Hills features so many jaw-dropping details, from an olive tree and 20-foot water wall to a 2,000 bottle wine cellar. And it was just listed for $65 million (or the equivalent in bitcoin).
The 18,000-square-foot home is striking from the entrance. You arrive by walking over a floating marble bridge inspired by Big Sur before noticing there's a cascading waterfall flowing down under the bridge into the Pacific Ocean. You then pass through a mysterious mountainside tunnel before entering the main space where the ocean and Downtown Los Angeles views await.
Water elements continue throughout the main space. There's a 20-foot ledge stone water wall that cascades from the exterior moat and passes through the suspended main-level dining room, which is suspended over a lower courtyard. Ultimately, it fills the area down below that surrounds and nourishes a 150-year-old, 15-foot-tall ancient olive tree imported from Tuscany.
Other highlights include a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, gym, Venetian plastered spiral staircase, and home theater. It's also the only house in the Trousdale Estates that was allowed to have a daylight basement and one of a few that has a half-length Olympic-size swimming lane integrated into the pool.
"When it comes to luxury, buyers' expectations are practically limitless," Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass told Departures. "Yes, they want panoramic views, a fitness center, state-of-the-art theater, custom pool, and spa, but they also want unique one-of-a-kind amenities. This home has all of those bespoke features and then some. What makes it magical is the 15-foot, 150-year-old ancient olive tree imported from Tuscany that took a 110-ton crane and a 15-man crew to plant it in the middle of the lower courtyard."
As far as classic details go, the neoteric estate boasts seven bedrooms plus a spectacular master quarter that cantilevers over the balcony. The kitchen features state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances, Dada cabinetry, and a 14-foot leathered marble island. Even the butler's kitchen has its entrance with a 16-burner Viking stove.
"Italian for Elements, Elementi is an uncompromising, inspiring masterpiece," Michael Chen of the design-development firm Luxford Group told Departures. "Much like the great Italian artists that refused to compromise on their masterpieces, I had a grand vision, and through my stubbornness and desire for perfection, we executed every aspect of the home down to the tiniest detail. What stands is a residence that is elevated in design, holds strong energy, and boasts a perfectly ergonomic flow, from the custom Italian millwork to the floating spiral staircase and the energetic tree that makes this house a home."