Designed by eminent Los Angeles architect Theodore J Scott, El Encanto has been home to some of Hollywood's most elite celebrities and influential people of or time. With Spanish Mediterranean architecture the luxury estate represents California living at its finest. Its list of prior celebrity residents include Robert Fick, Otto Preminger, David May II (May Company department stores), George Axelrod (Breakfast at Tiffany's), and Philip Yordan (El Cid, The Harder They Fall). El Encanto has since hosted some of the most lavish parties in Los Angeles as the perfect playground for international celebrities.
Voted as the most iconic home in Los Angeles in 2014, the 18,500 square feet compound is situated on 1.5 acres next to the Beverly Hills Hotel in the prestigious Beverly Hills flats. El Encanto consists of a main residence and 4 different guest houses, each with their own private entrance. There are a total of 16 bedrooms and 15 baths. The main home consists of a grand foyer with 40 foot ceilings, 6 spacious bedrooms, 8 baths, family room, reading room, piano lounge, breakfast area, living room, a library and 2 laundry rooms to accommodate a large family with luxury. Each of the additional guest houses has its own kitchen, living room and den. The property was recently meticulously restored with modern amenities such as central home automation, a home theatre, GYM, and of course top of the line Miele appliances. The expansive grounds contain the great lawn for football and other field sports, tennis court, basketball court, large pool and a pool house to entertain you throughout the day. Furnished like a hotel, the property is perfect for entertaining large parties.
Surrounded by large windows around each of its structures, El Encanto boasts excellent indoor-outdoor relationships with bright airiness and beautiful views throughout. The outdoor space consists of 4 different sitting areas, each with its own character and privacy. The logia seats 10 people surrounded by espaliered citrus and warms its guests with a fire pit. An olive tree courtyard has an oversized dining table seating 12 comfortably as well as sofa and lounge chairs surrounding an outdoor fireplace. The Granada outdoor lounge has beautiful views of the grass sports field with its own fire place and calming fountain.
The compound is located centrally in Beverly Hills and is within walking distance to the Beverly Hills Hotel, luxurious shopping on Rodeo Drive and a short drive to Los Angeles sites and beaches.
We look forward to welcoming you to El Encanto and sharing the California lifestyle
Amenities: Tennis Courts
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range / Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
Area Description: Privacy
Community Type: Gated
Cooling: Central A/C, Zoned A/C
Exterior: Gardens, Guest House
Fireplace Description: Fireplace
Flooring: Hardwood, Mixed
Garage Count: 3 Car Garage
Garage Description: Garage
Heating Type: Other
Interior: Screen Room
Kitchen Features: Gourmet Kitchen
Pool Description: Inground
Pre-Wiring: Cable, Security System
Road Type: City / Town Street
Special Market: Luxury Properties