A Roaring ‘20s Bel-Air Estate Lists for $43 Million

By Phil Butler
Phil Butler
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.
December 28, 2021 Updated: December 28, 2021

620 Siena Way is an iconic Bel-Air property designed by the original owner, Los Angeles contractor Arthur S. Bent, and the famous American architect Gordon Kaufmann. Built in 1926, it was one of the first properties in Bel Air, an English Tudor estate with more than an acre of lush nature surrounding it.

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The dining room at Siena Way is yet another classic from the time, a warm and inviting space with just the right luxurious accents. This room exudes a quiet reminder of the Tudor Revivalist movement popular in this era. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)

This trophy from the glittery past of Los Angeles is listed for $43 million. The home is unique in every respect, and like all of Kaufmann’s designs, it was meant as a place to entertain on a grand scale, both inside and outside. There are eight bedrooms, eight full baths, and four half baths in the 8,799-square-foot home. The formal living room is a good example of Kaufmann’s style, with its high beamed ceiling and grand stone fireplace. The mansion has a formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen, a library, and a three-car garage.

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The gourmet kitchen features colorful ceramic tiles from floor to ceiling, which was the fashion during the 1920s. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)

The landscaping at Siena Way was done by A. E. Hanson, the same designer responsible for the gardens of the University of Southern California, and the exclusive Rolling Hills and Hidden Hills gated communities. The grounds of the Siena Way property are one of its most compelling features. Hanson planted spectacular trees and created hidden meadows and cozy pocket gardens all around the main house. In the center of it all, an elegant in-ground pool surrounded by nature creates the effect of a world apart.

620 Siena Way
Beverly Hills, California
$43,000,000

8 bedrooms
8,799 square feet
1.01 acres

– Special nostalgia
– Ultra-exclusive location
– Private gardens and exteriors
– Famous design

Agent:
Jade Mills Estates
Stephanie Zebik, managing director
310-285-7508

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How could Arthur S. Bent have foreseen that Bel-Air would be a haven in one of the busiest places in the country? This trophy property from another era is a world apart, unique even in a neighborhood of the extraordinary. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
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Many of the rooms of the house open onto, or have views of, the magnificent gardens, trees, and lawns outside. The lush landscaping is perhaps the most memorable feature of the property. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
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Each of the bedrooms is uniquely themed, another nostalgic element that makes this property so distinctive. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
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The baths adjoining the bedroom/apartments continue the theme of warm, welcoming wood and contrasting materials and aesthetics. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
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The master bedroom of the mansion has its own fireplace as well as access to a terrace overlooking the lush gardens. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
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The ample closets and dressing areas. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
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There’s a wonderful sense that this house is enveloped in the protective cloak of nature. The pool and the rest of the outdoor features are draped in greenery and nature. (Courtesy of Jim Bartsch/Jade Mills)
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.