Nakaki Evans Associates


Two Sky-High California Treasures Currently On The Market

Bel Air’s “Orum Residence,” listed for $56 million.

Maybe this is what California dreaming is all about. Two avant-garde, panoramic residences on the Golden State market are generating attention—one architecturally in southern California, the other musically in northern California. Pricing and design vary greatly, but both are audacious and available. These listed homes boldly go where few dare.

La Dolce Vita

Elegant “Casa Lago” –a secluded, gated Tuscan-style villa overlooking L.A.’s Stone Canyon Reservoir–offers the allure of Lake Como living

Close your eyes and picture yourself relaxing on a peaceful terrace in the charming Italian city of Bellagio, while peering out over the sky-blue waters of Lake Como. Now, open your eyes to the fact that globetrotting superstar George Clooney is not the only one who should have all the fun of soaking up a stellar waterside panorama.

With this new upper Bel-Air estate set alongside L.A.’s version of Lake Como— the private Stone Canyon Reservoir—you too can spend your days sipping libations from the comfort of your very own Italian-inspired villa as palm trees sway idly in the breeze. All of this heavenly reverie—complete with breathtaking 300-degree blue water vistas and vibrant hillside gardens to boot—can be had for $32.5 million.

As Bel-Air’s closest property to the reservoir’s waterfront—at 1940 Bel-Air Road, on the end of a cul-de-sac—the views are certainly one of its best features. But the platform from which to survey the scenery is pretty stupendous as well.

List Price $32.5 MILLION

Developers list Bel Air spec manse with $60K bathtub for $25M

Tariq Jalil and designer Cain Leon’s resort-style home also features $6,000 toilets

Developer and movie producer Tariq Jalil of J & L Development and architect Cain Leon of Cain Interiors and Construction took a high-end approach with their newly listed $24.9 million Bel Air mansion on Bel Air Road, The Real Deal has learned

The 12,600-square-foot hillside property hit the market Tuesday. It has nine bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a fully-equipped gym with a yoga studio. It also has a 16-seat theater, a cigar room and a full-service day salon.The mansion has a separate two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house. Other amenities include a $60,000 tub, $6,000 toilets in the penthouse baths and a wine cellar accommodating 600 bottles, according to the listing.

Outside, there is 9,000 square feet of outdoor space with an 18-foot Indonesian limestone water feature. Jalil, who produced the television series “Operation Repo” and the film “Marmaduke,” purchased the property under his company J & L Development in 2013 for $3 million, according to property records. He enlisted Leon’s Cain Interiors and Construction company, based in West Hollywood, to design it.

Aaron Kirman and Louis Evans of John Aaroe Group and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland have the listing.