New Zoltan Pali-Designed Build Priced at $47.5 Million Aims to Be Fashionable Forever

It is the plight of any residential developer to manage the constant passage of time with the transience of trends. In the few years it takes to complete construction, prevailing styles can change and what was once fashionable can quickly become obsolete.

But the fashionable and the sustainable don’t always have to be exclusive, says Frederick Chin, who serves as CEO of Viewpoint Collectiona Los Angeles-based luxury real estate developer.

“Customers’ tastes and trends change; it is more important to choose the best materials and a design that is both current and timeless. This perspective is reinforced by the long time it takes to build a custom home. For example, what five years ago: black stone, polished materials, specialized facilities are not as functional today as they were then, we made a conscious decision not to go that route and the result has been incredibly successful,” says Chin.

Viewpoint Collection, launched by Chin in 2019, has used that mindset to set the bar for residential development in Los Angeles. Viewpoint Collection homes are highly sought after in residential circles and often have record prices. The latest project, a 17,401-square-foot mansion in the hills of Bel-Air, underlines those same principles, according to Hilton & Hyland’s listing agent Drew Fenton.

Designed by Zoltan Pali, the renowned architect behind the Wallis Anneberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, the new-build home features an impressive Modernist exterior featuring Indiana limestone and curved, bronze metal cladding, blending natural elements with artistic techniques.

Skillful implementation of raw materials is a kind of motif in the three-storey structure.

Solid walls of travertine stone meet French walnut floors and partitions of wood panels provide an unobtrusive separation of the houses on the first floor.

Not all of the home’s accents have been crafted, however – a two-story courtyard houses a mature olive tree whose winding branches reach the windows of the first floor, where the primary suite is located.

On the other side of the first floor is the dining room, living room and guest apartment. An open kitchen with a Ceopp di Gre worktop, a mix of Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, also has a corner breakfast area.

Moving glass walls can be found in almost every living space in the eight-bedroom, 11-bath house, allowing for seamless indoor-outdoor living and easy access to the various decks and balconies and the lower sundeck with infinity pool and spa.

The lower level, which also includes additional en-suite bedrooms, a gym and wellness area, can be reached via a central staircase partially enclosed by foam concrete walls or a sleek metal and glass elevator.

One floor down, the lowest level includes staff quarters, a cinema and wine room.

Regardless of current popular styles and trends, the property’s location along a sloped view in the heart of Bel-Air with expansive views of the city below is sure to never go out of style.

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