You arrive at this Pacific Palisades contemporary…all museum-modern, majestic white, walls of glass and breathtaking views of the surrounding hillsides and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. And you begin to wonder…am I in the right place? Is this timeless architectural wonder ensconced in 1.36 acres of woodland splendor really here, tucked into its own private oasis just minutes from Pacific Coast Highway? Did I take a wrong turn and end up at the Getty Museum? After all, the lines… the glass… the views of the Pacific Coast, city lights, and treetops…they are reminiscent. Indeed, you are in the right place. And yes, you have most definitely arrived.
Recently completed, the exceptional residence at 652 Chautauqua is the result of a masterful vision carried out to perfection. The home was conceived by famed architect Richard Keating, FAIA, who is responsible for some of the most prestigious structures in the world, including the 52-story Gas Company Tower, called by many as “the finest office building in America.” Brought to life by prominent residential architect Steven Giannetti, the magnificent abode echoes brings a modern perspective to the organic natural landscape around it and capturing streams of natural light. Giannetti is known for merging classical architecture with modern design elements, and this home is one of his finest examples yet. This great estate has been designed for contemporary living and entertaining with five bedrooms, seven and one-half bathrooms, a basement, a home gym, and a Venetian-inspired wine cellar, complete with tasting room and separate 10,000-bottle storage cellar. Its grand, museum ambiance is felt throughout its 14,645 square feet, with ceilings that soar to 26 feet and galleries with eight-foot wide hallways for displaying works of art. Disappearing walls of glass erase the separation between indoors and outdoors and invite views onto the Calvin Abe-landscaped yard. Here, a wide grassy lawn, serene fountains, covered lanais, ponds, a lap pool, and spa enrapture all who enter in resort-style luxury.