Every detail has been carefully considered. In the entry hall, a rare Venetian glass hanging lamp in the sixteenth century design created by Mariano Fortuny sets the tone for the rooms to follow. The floors are original to the house, made of random milled and oak pegged Honduran mahogany. The living room features a 10-foot high ceiling with hand-shaped crown molding. The fireplace, recently converted to gas, is 1930's cast concrete in an elegant design. The tools and screen were custom forged to fit. The entire interior of the villa was re-plastered in the 1990's. The "diamond" finish is smooth and glossy, with all color in the plaster itself. There is very little paint in the interior, and that only on doors and moldings to match the walls.

A pair of tall arched mahogany pocket doors leads to the den. A second gas fireplace centers this elegant room. Features include a wet bar, mahogany cabinets by master cabinet-maker Doug Meyer and team. The craftsman style cabinets have a central section hiding a deep television box with DVD and video storage drawers below. Antique tinted glass in the flanking cabinets protect art and books. French doors on one side lead to a small balcony on the other side to the back terrace and gardens.

Listed by Gene Millstein
(510) 527-8822

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