In the series of gorgeous homes, we have this luxe Bel Air residence that was recently bought by Tinder co-founder Sean Rad. It belonged to the late and long-retired Hollywood actress Yvette Mimieux and was purchased by Rad for a whopping $35 million! Situated on an island in Bel-Air, the property features two separate, but side-by-side homes on two parcels with two different addresses. The larger house was built in 1928 by architect Mark Daniels. It is rightly christened “Il Sogno” — Italian for “the dream” and is essentially styled as a Tuscan villa-style mansion with 10,600 square feet of interior space.
The home was later revamped in 1979 by famed interior designer Kalef Alaton. As of now, it includes hand-painted ceilings, skylights, antique plaster walls, stone-carved fireplaces, and crystal chandeliers along with a sky-lit library, custom brick wine cellar, and a fairytale-style primary suite under a dome.
On the other hand, the smaller house which lies immediately next door includes a Balinese-style residence spanning about 5,000 square feet, plus a guest cottage. Other features include a wraparound terrace that overlooks the grounds, gardens, statues, a cabana, lanai, and multiple swimming pools.
The deal was closed by Linda May of Hilton & Hyland, Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty, while Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group represented Rad.
In all, the lush compound spans more than 1.5 contiguous acres and is in for a great revamp as per reports. Can luxury get any better than this?