This six-story luxury residence in Los Angeles technically meets the local one-level height limit. With only one story above ground, the magnificent house took master craftsmen and artisans from Portugal, Morocco, Italy and Spain 17 years to complete. With five underground stories, Hacienda de la Paz is more like a hyper luxurious bunker than a regular home.
It is located in Rolling Hills, a gated community on Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, and it affords sweeping views of the city and of the Pacific Ocean. It is a nine-bedroom residence, and even though most of its treasures are safely hidden below ground, what sits out in the open is impressive enough and could very well make for a perfect luxury home.
The ranch-style main building opens to an outdoor swimming pool, and the 8-acre lot also holds a red-clay tennis court designed after French Open specifications. Also above ground there is a six-car garage, a guest house, an apartment, a bocce court, a reflecting pond, and beautiful groves of olive, fruit and nut trees.
The underground part of the house holds another tennis court, this one built to US Open specifications, only this one can also be used as a massive ball room for up to 350 people, thanks to its adjacent state-of-the-art catering kitchen. There is also a stunning hammam with marble bathtubs and 24-karat gold Venetian tile, a large indoor pool, steam rooms, and professional massage rooms.