Bruce Stuart, entrepreneur and great-grandson of Carnation dairy firm founder Elbridge Stuart, is seeking to churn up a sale in Beverly Hills. His Tuscan-style farmhouse simply hit the marketplace for $19.5 million.

Stuart, who purchased the house for $5.9 million in 2005, redesigned all the place throughout his keep, remodeling it from a single-story French-style house right into a two-story farmhouse stuffed with designer supplies. Architects Luis Ortega and Jose Fernandez aided the transform.

“In L.A., ‘Tuscan farmhouse’ can imply virtually something,” Stuart stated, pointing to palatial properties with lengthy, curving driveways resulting in 14,000-square-foot mega-mansions. “That’s not a farmhouse. We tried to be extra lifelike.”

With out altering the footprint of the home, they reimagined the house with a design palette of limestone, wooden, marble, glass and a particular kind of Corten metal recognized for its eye-catching patina and resistance to weathering.

“If it was common metal it might’ve began to rust, however this will likely be strong ceaselessly,” Stuart stated.

Dramatic arches line the outside; inside, dwelling areas carry a extra fashionable really feel with clear traces and architectural touches. A stone body wraps across the kitchen, and a limestone arch results in the adjoining breakfast room.

Different highlights embrace a terracotta lobby, wood-paneled billiards room and proprietor’s suite lined with Venetian plaster. Certainly one of three bedrooms, the house boasts partitions of glass, vaulted ceilings, twin loos and a sky-lit library.

Upstairs, Stuart added an artwork studio and fitness center in addition to a third-story remark deck with sweeping views from downtown to the ocean. Olive groves and verandas dot the idyllic grounds outdoors, full with a swimming pool, spa and greenhouse. Above the pool, a classy lounge provides built-in seating and a fire.

Linda Could of Hilton & Hyland holds the itemizing.


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