Hot Houses: Modern California mansion and the ultimate St. Tropez getaway

Hot Houses: A modern California mansion in Bel Air, a Greenwich getaway for horse riders and a private oasis in St. Tropez


Each week picks its Top 3 over-the-top luxury listings from Mansion Global.

This week we have a stunning Bel Air mansion, the St. Tropez getaway of your dreams and a sprawling horse farm in Connecticut. 

What do you do after you win an Emmy for producing Seinfeld? Start flipping houses in Los Angeles.

Veteran television and movie producer Andrew Scheinman purchased this Bel Air property three years ago for $2.9 million. After a massive renovation, he’s putting the gorgeous mansion on the market for $11.5 million. Not too bad a turnaround!

The 6,020-square-foot home includes a sunken living room, five bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, and a 600-bottle wine cellar.

The technologically advanced property also contains 14 flat screen TVs, including in the master bath, 40 glass-carbon ceiling speakers, and a media room with surround sound.

The outside of the property is just as stunning as the inside with an impeccably landscaped backyard complete with a fire-pit, a grilling station and pizza oven, lounging terraces, and an angular swimming pool.

Ever dream of giving it all up and taking off for St. Tropez? If you have a spare $15.2 million laying around you can purchase this gorgeous 4,600 square foot, five-bedroom property just a stone’s throw from the locals’ favorite beach on the French Riviera.

The house itself is right out of an impressionist painting, set on 1.03 acres of land and surrounded by umbrella pines, rolling hills and vineyards.

The home was built and designed this year so everything is pristine and new from its tiled roof and floor, full-height panoramic windows, Bang & Olufsen appliances, and renewable energy for lighting, and temperature control.

The property also contains a grand 82-foot pool, fully equipped gym, pool house and movie theater, as well as private parking, and, most importantly for a home in this part of France, a boules pitch.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, check out this horse farm and sprawling luxury estate in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The main house includes six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three half- baths, an expansive back porch, outdoor fireplace, and gorgeous views of garden paddocks and horse pastures.

The state-of-the-art equestrian facilities include riding rings with custom footing, an eight-stall stable, and separate garage for farm equipment with a staff apartment above. The land—in addition to the horse farm—has the perfect set-up for a more traditional family farm as well.

For the non-horse enthusiast members of the family, there’s an in-ground pool and sunning area, as well as a gym, a wine cellar and a game room in the home.

Another perk? It’s turnkey in the truest sense of the word.

The property, according to broker Sally Slater of Elliman, is in such impeccable shape that the next owner can start enjoying it immediately. “The house is immaculate, current and beautifully designed,” she said. “The buyer can move in with their suitcases! There’s nothing to be done; it’s in perfect condition.”

It’s all yours for $21 million.

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