The Property Comes With a Rooftop Terrace, Swimming Pool, Movie Theater, Library, and More.
Michael and Eva Chow, the owners of the Chinese fine-dining chain Mr. Chow, are selling their 30,000-square-foot Holmby Hills home for a whopping $78 million. According to property records, Michael Chow paid $3.5M for the 1.1-acre plot of land in 1991. He then tore down an existing home on the site to make room for the two-story home that stands there today. Inspired by the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, the couple built the colossal California residence from the ground up.
Period pieces (think Moorish columns dating back four centuries, Florentine ceilings, carved wooden doors from a Spanish monastery, and Art Deco furniture) give the home a distinctly historic feel, while a swimming pool and rooftop terrace ensure that owners have all the amenities they could dream of at their fingertips. Seven bedrooms and two staff rooms anchor the regal residence. The gourmet kitchen shows off a bar and built-in appliances, while the adjoining formal dining room can host the dinner party of the century.
A soaring atrium with columns and walls of glass serves as a gallery in-waiting to hang artwork or house plants. Spend leisurely evenings watching films in the movie theater (which offers plush seats and windows that look into the swimming pool) or retire to the Art Deco-inspired library with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves, where a fundraiser for President Obama was once held. The house also includes a wine cellar and game room. A three-story guest house graces the grounds, offering plenty of space for visitors to unwind during extended stays.
The stylish estate is located down the street from the Playboy Mansion, which sold in 2016 for a record-setting sum of $100 million. The house is located just minutes from high-end shops on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and impressive artwork at the Getty Center. Residents will also be within easy driving distance of Mr. Chow’s Malibu outpost (other restaurants are located in Las Vegas, New York City, and London).