The builder of this modern five-bedroom Sunset Strip spec home had his priorities straight. At the heart of the Los Angeles home he installed a motorized wine rack. Not just any storage vehicle, the towering pièce de résistance substitutes for an entire wall in the formal dining room and climbs up all the way to the second-story master suite. Owners can access bottles from the glass-encased system both upstairs and downstairs.
The 13,820-square-foot home itself is encased mostly in glass, with window walls all along the back of the home overlooking a backyard designed for entertaining. Manicured lawns and decking separate the infinity-edge pool and hot tub. A staircase below the lawn comes up from the basement level, equipped with a suite of amenities to set the home apart. Instead of artwork hanging behind the underground bar, there is a large window into the swimming pool. Natural light also comes down through a skylight in the automobile gallery, with ample room for seven cars. A robin-egg-blue home theater, private gym with another window into the pool, en-suite bedroom, and spacious lounge round out the floor.
Listed in April for $22.9 million, the newly constructed home sits on .35 acres above the Sunset Strip in the hip Sunset Strip/Hollywood Hills West neighborhood. (Inquiries: Mauricio Umansky, 424.230.3701, The Agency, theagencyre.com)