High above the glittering Los Angeles skyline, in the secluded hills of Bel Air, a contemporary masterpiece of construction with an epic list of amenities has come on the market. It has been dubbed “La Fin” which means The End in French. This is more than just a catchy sobriquet. If the price is within your budget, you can literally end your search for the perfect place to call home. With 12 bedrooms, 13 full and 5 half bathrooms, a detached guest penthouse and multiple caretaker residences, family and friends can gather and enjoy all of the incredible features.
The Man Behind the Dream
The story begins in 2014 when physician/developer/investor Dr. Joseph Englanoff purchased an empty 2-acre plot of land in Bel Air for $5M. Over the next seven years, he helped create one of the most amenity-loaded homes to ever hit the market. At $139M, La Fin’s listing price positions it as the third most expensive residence currently for sale in L.A. County. As an investor in The One, another Bel Air mega-mansion listing for $295M, Dr. Englanoff is making his mark on the California real estate scene.
The Grand Entrance
As you enter La Fin you might feel as though you are checking into a 7-Star hotel, the likes of which Dubai or Geneva would be proud to call its own. From the glass walls and the warm finishes, you begin to get a feel for the grandeur that awaits you. Just inside we see the spectacular spiral staircase that connects three floors. The centerpiece of the staircase is a chandelier of unfathomable proportions: 44 feet tall with more than 50,000 crystals.
Follow the spiral staircase downward and try not to become entranced by the elegant spray of crystals on the floor at the base of the massive chandelier. Welcome to the Nightclub: a 6,000 square foot venue with its own Vegas-style bar. Behind the bar is a unique, rotating display for up to 6 vehicles. Proudly show that classic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM where it can be suitably appreciated.
If your guests appreciate fruits of the vine, they will delight in the glass enclosed wine room. With a customized, hand-blown Murano art installation this room would be the favorite of any sommelier.
Other guests might prefer spirits and this house has accounted for them too. A sub-zero vodka tasting room with walls of ice comes complete with fur parkas to keep patrons warm.
Close out the evening in your very own cigar room. With an impressive humidor and a custom ventilation system it will be sure to please even the most discerning aficionado.
And There is More
Multiple outdoor lounge areas include a hot tub and a gorgeous infinity-edge pool with a surprising feature – a 23-foot, hydraulically controlled, outdoor LED screen for the ultimate dive-in movie night. There is a bar with illuminated swings instead of benches and gas burning fire features throughout. The landscaping adds to the resort feel and serves to enhance the sensational views.
If the weather isn’t conducive to a dive-in movie night you will appreciate the spectacularly appointed home cinema. Motorized seating made from Belgian leather will only enhance the experience.
Like many other rooms in La Fin, the gym features folding glass walls that allow you to enjoy fresh air while exercising in the comfort of your home. A fleet of Pelotons, a rock-climbing wall and multiple exercise machines provide everything you need to stay in shape.
For more information contact listing agents Jon Grauman or Adam Rosenfeld at The Agency in Beverly Hills.