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.
The family room. (Carolwood Estates)
The dining room is surrounded by tall windows and has a dining set. (Carolwood Estates)
The library. (Carolwood Estates)
The bedroom. (Carolwood Estates)
The movie theater. (Carolwood Estates)
The swimming pool. (Carolwood Estates)
The backyard. (Carolwood Estates)
The tennis court. (Carolwood Estates)
The reflecting pool. (Carolwood Estates)
The guest house. (Carolwood Estates)
The patio. (Carolwood Estates)
The exterior. (Carolwood Estates)
The French Norman style mansion. (Carolwood Estates)
Aerial view of the estate. (Carolwood Estates)
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