By Ruth Doherty
The property that played host to Beyonce’s new Tiffany advert is on the market for $42 million – and is almost as dazzling as the brand’s famous diamonds, placing it firmly in the world's best homes category.
Beyoncé was revealed as the face of the new ad when it debuted during the 2021 Emmy Awards broadcast. A tribute to the Audrey Hepburn movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, the commercial sees Beyoncé playing the piano while singing the movie’s Academy Award-winning, Moon River, and wearing the company’s iconic 128.54-karat Tiffany Diamond.
The commercial's setting needed to be ultra-opulent for the upscale pairing, and The Orum House, with its enviable location atop a magnificent Bel Air hilltop, is certainly worthy of the Queen of Pop.
Designed to float above the surrounding city, the glass-walled estate sits on 1.6 acres of land on a promontory in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It offers unobstructed views of the Los Angeles Basin from the Getty Center to Downtown and all the way to Long Beach.
Glass in four different opacities make it look like the home’s exterior shifts and shimmers under the Californian sun, settling gently into the landscape.
Created by architect Zoltan Pali, whose other projects include The Getty Villa and The Pantages Theater, The Orum House is a three-story architectural masterpiece with accolades including an American Influencer Award.
The contemporary mansion offers a vast 18,800 square feet of space, with nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Outside, the terrace offers a further 6,000 square feet, with multiple fire-pit lounges, grass lawns, and an LED-lit, mirror-image pool and spa.
The lower floors are zoned for entertainment, while the steel-and-glass central staircase leads to the five main bathroom suites. Don't have the energy to climb all those stairs? No need to panic, there's also two elevators in the high-style property.
Each bedroom boasts its own spa tub, and its own terrace with spectacular 270-degree views.
The luxe finish is enhanced by imported gold, white and black marble, while the homes is also bedecked with curated works of fine art.
The stunning dining room enjoys indoor/outdoor living, leading directly onto the terrace offering those impeccable views. And, if you're looking for statement ways for lighting a dining room, the oversized geometric pendant is certainly an aspirational choice.
Marble bathroom ideas don't get much more impressive than the black marble-bedecked room, where you can soak in the freestanding tub while drinking in epic views of LA.
Meanwhile, all the bathrooms offer sleek and neutral decor.
Orum has parking for 30 cars, a 1,000-bottle glass wine room, a theatre with Dolby Atmos sound, dual formal living rooms, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a butler’s kitchen and an outdoor kitchen.
There's also a detached guest house, called The Cube, offering four further bedrooms for staff or guests. The home also boasts a wellness center with a fully stocked indoor/outdoor fitness center, a cedar sauna, a steam room, and dual massage rooms.
The listing is held by Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Brittany of The Agency. Photos courtesy of Top Ten Real Estate Deals.
Where do Beyoncé and Jay-Z live?
As some of the world's most iconic performers, it will be no surprise to hear that Beyonce and Jay-Z also own a home in the exclusive Bel Air area. The superstar performers live in a nearby $90 million mega-mansion with their three children.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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