West Coast real estate mogul Rick Caruso has relisted his oceanfront mansion in the Los Angeles area. Caruso put the retreat on the market again after about two years, this time for $39 million. It has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread out across its 7,264 square feet of interior space.
The front of the house is symmetrical and appears to break up into wings, but the sand side of the property, where three terrace decks look out over the water, has a more upscale, suburban feel.
The plank ceiling, wide-plank floor, paneling, and fireplace in the living room are all rustic touches that complement the room’s beachy vibe provided by French doors that open to the Pacific.
This home’s design is based on a sophisticated indoor/outdoor aesthetic, and its entry features an extra level: a vestibule finished artistically in white-painted brick and adorned with a wall fountain, a louvered casement, and a slew of potted plants. The foyer’s classic white and black tile flooring continues up the winding staircase.
The layout is centered on a deck that evokes a courtyard, complete with a pool and hardwood and citrus trees, as well as several sets of French doors that lead to Juliet balconies above. From this vantage point, the house is incredibly appealing because it is both unpretentious and opulently private.