Entertainer Dean Martin rose to fame in the 1950s and ‘60s with hits such as That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, and Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? as well as for his involvement with the hard-partying Rat Pack, the renowned group of entertainers that also included Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. In his later years, Martin resided in a posh Beverly Hills estate that was frequented by his famous friends. Though Martin’s former home has since been dismantled, a newly constructed spec mansion now occupying the site pays homage to the Rat Pack with a slew of glamorous amenities and entertaining options.
Perched above the canyons in the coveted Trousdale Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills, the home features hints of mid-century modern architecture that recall the original structure as well as state-of-the-art amenities worthy of a modern dwelling. A 200-foot-long driveway leads to the ultra-modern, glass-walled home. A floating entryway surrounded by water features and stunning marble walls leads into the open-concept home. Spread across more than 10,000 square feet, the five-bedroom home features 12-foot ceilings, skylights, and walls of glass that blur the lines between inside and out-of-doors.
Outfitted with modern appliances and a large island, the gourmet kitchen is adjacent to a dining room with a striking glass wine cellar. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace serves as the focal point of the living room, and sliding glass doors lead to an outdoor oasis. In the backyard, amenities such as a pool, fire pit, deck with built-in seats and a fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, refrigerator, and beer tap make it easy for residents to host parties that would have made the original Rat Pack proud. The glamorous home is currently listed for $27.95 million. (Inquiries: Coldwell Banker. Jade Mills, 310.285.7508; coldwellbanker.com)