Los Angeles based actor and comedian, Jim Belushi, best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” has listed his Italian Style Villa located in prime Brentwood Park for a whopping $38.5 million USD with Hilton & Hyland. According to Christies International Real Estate, Belushi and his wife have now decided to downsize since their children are now both college-aged.
The 14,000 square foot residence is the result of an expert collaboration between Architect Oscar Shamamian and designer Michael Smith. Set down a private cobblestone drive on 1.3 acre double lot is the six bedroom and 11 bathroom home, that includes a motor court, guesthouse, and multiple pool houses which surround a 60 foot long pool deck with intimate sitting and alfresco dinning areas.
A collection of high-end finishes were collected from homes all around the globe, including reclaimed travertine from Turkey, fireplace mantels, roof tiles from Venezuela, Italian terra cotta tile floors, custom ironwork, and Moroccan glazed bathroom tiles. Additionally, the public areas include American hardwood floors and Venetian plaster walls throughout.
One particular highlight of the home is the modern welcoming kitchen designed with an expansive archway as it’s frame. Located off of the main living area is a hidden passageway which leads to an office and subterranean area with a billiards room, cinema, wine cellar, and spa. The plush master suite features an oversized bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, private stairway to the jacuzzi and cold plunge grotto, as well as expansive views of the home’s surrounding garden & green expanses, to complement the Italian splendor.
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