The Huffington Post | ByAnn Brenoff
Posted:07/20/2012 2:24 pm EDTUpdated:07/24/2012 12:47 pm EDT
Hollywood's answer to the Loire Valley is now for sale in Los Angeles. The Rosenthal Malibu Wine Estate has come on the market for the first time at $59.5 million. The estate includes a 12,000-square-foot main residence and 235 acres -- 25 of them with vines growing the grapes for cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, muscat and viognier.
Just like any good winery property should, this one screams Old World charm. High-end handcrafted details and indigenous materials are found throughout the historic hacienda-style home. The property has two guesthouses and features a tasting room (converted from an equestrian facility that once housed prize-winning Andalusian horses), a banquet room, cold storage room and office.
The estate was created by George Rosenthal, the founder of Raleigh Studios, the largest independent studio operator in the nation. He plans on focusing his attention on designing a yacht. We are sure it will have a great wine cellar.
The Malibu wine estate is situated 1,400 feet above the coastal fog. The entry is through impressive wooden gates that open to sweeping hillsides and old oak trees. The main residence features a sunny loggia and an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool, lap pool and dining area with fireplace, all overlooking the vineyards.
The living room features exposed-beam ceilings, an imported salmon-stone fireplace, hand-scraped bleached-oak floors and hand-painted frescos. The master suite has another salmon-stone fireplace, and lavish his-and-hers baths accented with Mexican onyx (his) and rosa marble (hers). There are hand-painted terra-cotta tiles in the gourmet kitchen.
Coldwell Banker agents Irene Dazzan Palmer and Sandro Dazzan share the listing.