Villa Bel-Air, valued at $ 87 million, makes its debut after seven years of renovation

A view of the driveway to the residence at 777 Sarbonne Road in Bel-Air, California.

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Seven is a magic number for one of Bel-Air’s most expensive houses.

The Glass and Marble Palace at 777 Sarbonne Road in Los Angeles launched last month at $ 87,777,777.

The triple seven in address and price are just the beginning. Many of the architectural details of the house were designed in dimensions that are multiples of seven.

A black marble path leads to the 14 foot glass door of the house.

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There is a huge glass front door that is 4.50 meters high, and the ceilings in the massive living room are 21 meters high. At the end of the driveway, three oversized sevens measure 7 feet, 7 inches tall.

Giant brass sevens at the end of the driveway are 7 feet, 7 inches tall.


The seven bedroom, 11 bathroom residence is owned by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alex Khadavi.

“Seven is a number and a topic that has influenced me in every important aspect of my life,” said Khadavi in ​​an interview, “from the age I came to America to the floor of my condo.”

Khadavi, who came to the United States from Tehran in 1979, is 48 years old.

And most importantly, the house took seven years to build and its dramatic before and after photos show an amazing transformation.

In 2014 the old facade of the 777 Sarbonne was clad with yellow stucco and red awnings.

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CNBC first reported on the property in 2014 when the property was home to an obsolete stucco mansion that Khadavi bought for $ 16 million. Doctor’s real estate agent, Aaron Kirman, told CNBC that a few months after the purchase, Khadavi received a $ 24 million offer from a developer who wanted to buy the unrepaired lot to demolish the old home and build one new in its place.

Instead of accepting the offer, which represented a $ 8 million gain on its purchase price, Khadavi decided to develop it himself. He hired Ali Rad Design and embarked on a seven year journey to give the old villa a facelift.

What the living room looked like seven years ago.

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“Facelift is an understatement, but yeah, seven years and so many millions, I don’t even want to know how many,” said Kirman, who now lists 777 Sarbonne with The Agency RE’s Mauricio Umansky.

The living room has 21-foot ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that opens to the back yard.

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The mansion renovation was almost total demolition, said the owner. Only one wall of the old house is still standing. It’s in the new living room of the modern house.

Gone are the red paint and the black wrought iron sidewalk. Now it’s sleek white walls, polished Carrera marble floors, and a 6-meter-high glass wall that offers breathtaking views of Los Angeles.

Khadavi also built a secret into the living room that is supposed to dazzle guests. At the push of a button, part of the floor that is hidden under a carpet can be set in motion. It immediately begins to rise to the ceiling. Mirrored steel supports powered by an industrial hydraulic lift push the marble 7 feet into the air. Within a few seconds, an elegant DJ booth and a dance platform – previously hidden in an underground level of the house – take center stage.

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Dr. Alex Khadavi sits above the living room on a raised DJ booth that is operated by hydraulics.

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Hiding beneath the rising party platform is a vault, red wine warehouse, and the house’s electronic brains that control everything from sound systems to projectable, non-fungible tokens. Khadavi said he plans to project the digital art over the pool and show NFTs on monitors throughout the house.

Farther above the hydraulic DJ booth and seemingly floating above the living room is a dramatic glass bridge that leads to the owner’s suite.

A glass and marble bridge overlooks the living room and leads to the owner’s wing.

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The owner’s bedrooms have a white marble-clad fireplace and a glass door that opens onto a marble-and-glass patio with LA views.

A view of the owner’s suite and terrace.

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The owner’s bathroom is also clad in white marble. In its center, the literal Italian stone meets, where an oval bathtub and a gold-colored designer chandelier take center stage.

The bathtub in the owner’s suite is clad in white Carrara marble.

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There is a double shower along the glass wall of the bathtub, which extends over the entire width of the room. And if you’d rather not shower in front of the whole of Los Angeles, you can fog up the glass immediately for privacy at the push of a button.

The bedroom includes a massage room and two identical walk-in closets, each with a skylight and another gold chandelier dangling in the center.

The owner’s suite has two identical walk-in closets, each with a skylight and a gold chandelier.

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Two garages on the property look more like luxury car dealerships. One is covered with white marble and the other is covered with black marble. A separate guest house with two bedrooms is located above the Noir parking lot.

A guest house stands on a garage covered with black marble.

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One side of the main residence’s exterior walls has been lined with artificial plants to create an ever-green courtyard that frames a modern koi pond.

The top view of the koi pond outdoors of the house.

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An infinity pool in the back of the house offers a seat in the first row with a panoramic view of the skyline.

View of the skyline from the infinity pool of the 777 Sarbonne.

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The view is shielded by a visibility that cost the previous owner $ 500,000, Kirman said. The easement prevents the neighbor downstairs from building a house or even growing a tree that blocks the view of 777 Sarbonne.

“That’s a very important part of selling this home,” said Kirman. “I think they got away with $ 500,000 because this house is all about the view and the view speaks for itself.”

One of the outdoor seating areas is accented with fire elements.

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Khadavi accented these views with elements of fire and plenty of places to sit back and enjoy.

An outdoor lounge area has marble floors and a path to the pool.

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