'Boogie Nights’ star Mark Wahlberg and his wife, model Rhea Durham, have listed their amazing Beverly Park chateau for $87.5m. If the actor sells the home for the asking price, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Park.
The Hollywood A-listers built their version of one of the world's best homes in 2014, on six acres of land in the exclusive gated community close to Mulholland Drive. Neighbors include Denzel Washington, Justin Bieber, and British veteran rocker, Rod Stewart.
Designed by architect Richard Landry, the 30,500 sqft property is made up of the main house, guesthouse, poolside cabana and viewing pavilion – not to mention a five-hole golf course and a skateboard park.
The home is the epitome of celebrity luxury, swamped in extra amenities. From the 20 bathrooms to the beautifully-manicured formal gardens and skateboard park, this home is joyfully extravagant.
Such an elegant property would look equally at home in Italy or France, but it has been skillfully designed to sit beautifully in the Californian landscape, with the hills behind creating the perfect natural backdrop.
The two-story foyer has an elaborate double staircase decorated with antique-style wrought iron. Double doors open out to the lovely garden.
Taking its design cue from classic English country house style, with a touch of Continental sophistication added in, the main sitting room is flooded with natural daylight and neutral living room ideas. It creates a comfortable and relaxing retreat from the world.
The wood-paneled library stands two stories tall. It is lined with classic highly-polished wood shelving and has a marble fireplace, one of at least seven in the traditionally-styled home.
The formal dining room makes strong use of symmetry in interior design; a breath-taking chandelier creates a strong focal point above the highly-polished antique dining table.
This classic double island kitchen has two elegant marble-topped island units. Both include smart storage and sinks, with plenty of space leftover for a breakfast bar area, styled with raffia bar stools. The house, for all its grandeur, has been designed for easy living – the kitchen leads through seamlessly to the living room.
There’s a huge emphasis on comfort and relaxation in the home too; the house has a fully-integrated and temperature-controlled wine cellar, plus a state-of-the-art cinema room.
Outside the Italianate multi-level grotto-style pool is surrounded by natural rock formations and carefully-planted greenery to provide shade and extra privacy. There’s also a built-in seating area and firepit, for relaxing outdoors in the LA sun.
The property is listed with Westside Estate Agency, 210 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Jayne Dowle is an award-winning freelance gardening, homes and property writer who writes about everything from swimming ponds to skyscraper apartments, for publications including Sunday Times Home, Times Bricks & Mortar, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and The Spectator. Awarded the Garden Journalist of the Year accolade at the Property Press Awards in 2021, she has a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and a lifelong love of homes, interiors and gardens. Her first memories include planting potatoes with her grandfather and drawing houses. Her own garden - her fourth - at home in a 1920s house in Yorkshire, is south-facing and on the side of a valley. It’s a constant challenge.
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