A newly constructed Calabasas estate sold this week for $30 million, smashing the San Fernando Valley’s previously-held record of $22.9 million.
Real estate developer Michael Palumbo envisioned the eight-bedroom, 14-bathroom spec mansion at 25354 Prado De La Felicidad. Spanning 22,000 square feet, the home’s ‘French Modern’ architectural style is exemplified by its mansard roof, off-white stucco exterior, steel-framed windows and copper details.
The oversized, pivoting front door gives way to a double-height foyer with a luminous skylight. Primed for entertaining, the open-plan main floor features multiple dining and lounge areas, a marble-topped bar, and a bubbling water feature with a motorized, drop-down television.
The chef-caliber kitchen overlooks the family room and breakfast nook — all open to the outdoors thanks to automatic Fleetwood pocket doors. Dark and moody, the kitchen sports a generous island with seating for four and open shelving. Knock twice to open the hardware-free, glass-paneled Miele appliances, including two large-capacity refrigerators.
A climate-controlled, double-sided wine wall provides plenty of storage for vintages and conceals a butler’s pantry with additional cabinetry. And because no spec mansion these days is complete without two kitchens, there’s a full catering kitchen with gleaming stainless steel countertops.
In the center of the home is a glass and steel staircase accented with LED lighting that connects all three levels of the home. However, a private elevator is also available should you wish to travel with ease.
Each uniquely-designed bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet. The home’s upper level is where you’ll find the primary bedroom, showcasing a linear gas fireplace and a private balcony with beautiful mountain vistas. There are dual walk-in closets and dual ensuite bathrooms, outfitted with sought-after features like a massive steam shower, freestanding soaker tub and large-format marble slabs.
Downstairs, the natural light-filled basement touts a ten-car garage with epoxy flooring. The wellness center induces relaxation with a dry sauna, steam shower, fireplace and a massage table. The adjacent fitness studio includes a wet bar (protein shake, anyone?) and opens to the outdoors. The primary entertaining space offers a wood-panelled bar and plush seating, as well as a three-tiered home theatre. This state-of-the-art cinema features motorized recliners with cup holders to heat or cool your beverage.
The sprawling backyard is chock full of amenities, including a putting green, fully-equipped guest house, retaining wall water feature, half basketball court and multiple grassy lawns. Adjacent to the infinity pool is a sunken conversation pit with a fire table. The pool itself features a Baja shelf and spa, in addition to a stylish pool house with an outdoor kitchen, bar and seating area.
Tomer Fridman of the Fridman Group at Compass and Branden and Rayni Williams of Beverly Hills Estates held the listing for 25354 Prado De La Felicidad, which was originally priced at $37.999 million.