Just 12 miles away from downtown Los Angeles and nestled in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills, Bel Air offers the best of both worlds. One of the most desirable neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Bel Air is situated conveniently close to the shopping of Beverly Hills and the attractions and nightlife of Hollywood.
Home to the famed Hannah Carter Japanese Gardens, Bel Air is widely known for the many depictions of it in films and televisions. Even the exterior shots for the 1960s sitcom, “The Beverly Hillbillies” were shot in Bel Air. In the 1990s, television audiences were reacquainted with the upscale neighborhood through the Will Smith show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
If you’re considering buying in this luxury Los Angeles neighborhood, here’s a look at some Bel Air homes currently for sale.
Enjoying What Bel Air Has To Offer
If you favor contemporary architecture, this 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom Bel Air home for sale on Mulholland Drive is worth a look. A private driveway shields the front of the home, while the back is mostly windows that look out onto a sweeping city view. With decks and patios lining the entire rear of the home, this Bel Air house makes it easy to use indoor and outdoor space together.
Outside you’ll find a large grassy yard, a vegetable garden, and fruit trees on the 16,550 square foot property. The pool is an interesting architectural feature — It’s actually two pools on separate levels with one flowing into the other.
This $27.995 million Bel Air home for sale isn’t built yet, but fully engineered architectural plans for the 2.6 acre site have been drawn up by Belson/Palumbo Luxury Development and award winning architects, Shubin & Donaldson, and submitted to the city. When it’s built, this Bel Air estate will feature a 7-bedroom, 15-bathroom main house and a smaller 2-bedroom, 5-bathroom detached guest home.
As the guest house would indicate, this house is meant for entertaining. Inside there are plans for a large lounge area, a 16-seat theater, and a wine bar. To take advantage of the exquisite views, plans include a more than 9,000 square foot entertaining deck abutted by an infinity edge lap pool. The estate will also have a pool for horsing around in, a spa for 15, a Baja shelf, and outdoor bar, lounging, and dining areas. The grounds are made up of expansive lawns and an olive tree grove.
One Home not for Sale in Bel Air
You can comb all the real estate listings you can find, but there’s one home you’ll never see on the market in Bel Air — the home Will Smith’s character lived in on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Ironically, the home that many television viewers associate with Bel Air is actually in neighboring Brentwood.