California Pizza Kitchen founder lists Beverly Park estate

The pizza-built home is hitting the market in Beverly Crest, where a French Norman-style mansion owned by California Pizza Kitchen co-founder Larry Flax has just gone up for sale for $48.5 million.

Flax co-founded the restaurant chain in 1985 and records show he took over the newly built property seven years later.

Spanning nearly three acres, the resort sits in coveted Beverly Park, a gated community within Beverly Crest, one of the most luxurious enclaves in all of Southern California where stars like Magic Johnson , Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone owned homes. The cheapest option currently on sale in the neighborhood is $33 million; the most expensive – that of Mark Wahlberg – asks for 79.5 million dollars.

Flax’s home is a European-inspired showcase filled with marble and stone. It contains five bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms on over 14,000 square feet. The guesthouse adds a pair of bedrooms and bathrooms across 1,400 square feet.

A motor courtyard marks the entrance, leading to dramatic spaces such as a gold-domed entrance hall with a grand staircase, a wood-lined French library, and a formal dining room with vaulted ceilings and walls hand painted.

Another highlight is the limestone clad family room, which features a marble fireplace and built-in bar. It overlooks a backyard with a tennis court, a rose garden, a 70-foot-long swimming pool, and a reflecting pool anchored by a statue of Greek mythological figures Daphne and Apollo.

Linda May of Carolwood Estates and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty own the listing.

Los Angeles Times

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