The Bel Air Country Club was founded in 1927 by Alphonzo Bell, a Los Angeles oil tycoon who planned and developed Bel Air in the 1920’s. The scenic and hilly course has consistently ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine and features a picturesque landscape with manicured Bermuda grass fairways, a swinging bridge that crosses over a deep canyon, and an abundance of wildlife. The exclusive member list reads like a who’s who of Hollywood and includes many entertainment executives and actors like Jack Nicholson, Chuck Lorre, Tom Cruise, and Roger Birnbaum. Notable past members include Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, and Howard Hughes. Hughes stirred quite a commotion at the club in 1936 when he famously landed his Sikorsky airplane on the 8th fairway when he was running late for a golf date with Katharine Hepburn.
This grand estate is perched along the 9th fairway, adjacent to Hughes’s temporary runway, offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the course and canyon. Located on prestigious “Lower Perugia Way,” this is one of only 12 homes that front the golf course.
A grand two story entry hall with a sweeping double staircase opens to a vast living room with fireplace and parquet floors.
A mirror lined formal dining room has ample room for entertaining groups of twelve and features a beautiful patterned floor and ornate molding.
Set behind gates on just under 1 acre, the grounds offer a motor court with ample parking, tropical waterfall, koi pond, glamorous pool w/ spa, and a full putting green.