Strada Vecchia | Bel-Air

Some of the greatest estates are showcases of contemporary design. This Bel-Air estate occupies one of the most dramatic sites in Bel-Air: a flat promontory with views stretching over West Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean.

Floor-to-ceiling windows -- and a circular two-story windowed rotunda -- overlook the residence's terraces, its expansive lawns, and the distant views. Like the finest estates, this property is totally hidden from the street, and its gates open into a 500-foot-long driveway that passes through a redwood grove and grassy lawns before ending at the motor court.