The property is truly a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary home, and offers a piece of history with great distinction. It has been featured extensively in the media as the pinnacle of modern luxury real estate, including EXTRA TV, among others.
Throughout the property, custom and authenticated architectural interiors merge with a rare combination of furnishings and finishes to yield interiors which have received many local accolades. Originally built in 1938 by world-renowned architect Paul Williams on nearly two acres of private land in lower Bel-Air, the estate has been re-imagined and generously expanded from the ground up, while maintaining the true integrity of the original architect. Local architect Dean Larkin was the guiding force of this effort.
“It was a tremendous privilege to have been given the confidence to market and handle this esteemed estate,” said Trudeau. “The trust placed in me by my client and the road we traveled together was a four and a half year journey of architectural appreciation, intricate precision, and intense care to each facet of this process, and I’m thrilled to see the home will be in great hands.”
Composer and musician Jack Lawrence was the first owner of this home, who then sold the home in 1979 to singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers. Rogers’ Zodiac sign was the Leo, and named the estate Liongate after his interest in astrology. Williams, known as a perfectionist with the highest integrity, took intimate care in the detailed design of the original property, which was nearly tripled in size to form the current estate.
Trudeau, who carries an international reputation, having traveled the world extensively during her prior career in the fashion industry, has an international perspective in all that she does. She has lived in seven different countries and is fluent in French. Her worldly experiences have led to current listings in the Fiji Islands, and a broad, international client base that inform her worldview.
Inclusive of furniture and prized assets, some of whom were added courtesy of the eclectic and diverse tastes of previous owners, the estate was sold for just under $50 million.