If you like the architecture and design in your home to be as eclectic and beautiful as the clothes in your closet — particularly if a lot of your garments have any of the BCBG Max Azria labels on them — then maybe you should take a serious look at 'La Maison du Soleil.' Max and Lubov Azria, one of fashion's foremost power couples, have listed the 30,000-square-foot estate at $85 million.
The estate is located in Holmby Hills, the very most expensive neighborhood in Los Angeles. Holmby Hills is probably most well known as the location of the Playboy mansion. Even by those lofty standards, La Maison du Soleil is a standout estate. To begin with, this family apparently doesn't believe in ordinary lighting. The front entrance is adorned with a dramatic ceiling-to-floor glass chandelier that spills, like a waterfall, onto a rugged center table below. Much of the lighting pieces throughout the main mansion are just as unique, if not as spectacular.
Further inside the main mansion are 17 bedrooms, multiple sitting rooms, a library and an office. And the walk-in closets… can we talk about the walk-in closets? Lubov Azria's private, carpeted dressing rooms are more like fashion retreats, set up with boutique store lighting and white cabinetry to put your collections on display. There are clear glass doors to quickly survey the options for the day or evening, and loads of storage space to keep larger items tucked away or use for seasonal rotation.
The rear of the estate is a world unto itself. It starts with formal gardens that lead to a greenhouse, and include a glass-walled garden house perfect for brunching in stylish hats — broad-brimmed or cloche style — and ensembles put together in those not-to-be-gotten-over closets. The back patio offers al fresco dining in high style, with a checkered floor and working outdoor fireplace encased in an actual mantle piece, and a stunning grotto oasis. Fitness enthusiasts can work out in the gym, battle it out on the tennis court, or watch a tennis match from the club house. They can also meander through the swimming pool and bathhouse. Wherever you are on this property, it's plain to see that Max and Lubov Azria put as much eclectic style and creativity into their home estate as they have put into the 20 brands under their company umbrella.