Beverly Hills Mansion That Will Thrill Fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ Selling for $22 Million
The Mediterranean-style property with touches of fantasy and medieval architecture also has a “Harry Potter”-themed cabinet and a backyard inspired by “Alice in Wonderland”
Liz Lucking | Mansion Global
Combining Italian Romanticism with some medieval style, a touch of fantasy and a healthy dash of imagination, a more than 15,000-square-foot castle-like estate has hit the market in Beverly Hills, California, for nearly $22 million—and it’s no ordinary La La Land abode.
Spread across the seven-bedroom home are features including a great room with 35-foot-high, triple-vaulted ceilings and a giant replica of the iron throne from HBO’s “Game of Thrones;” arched windows; stately fireplaces; a “Harry Potter”-themed apothecary cabinet; a jungle room with verdant, faux plant-covered walls; and a backyard inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.”
“Regal, luxury and fun,” is how listing agent Joshua Altman of Douglas Elliman described the unique home.
The property also boasts a custom bar room, a family room, a chef’s kitchen, a pool and spa, a sports court and 6-car subterranean garage, according to the listing, which Mr. Altman shares with his Douglas Elliman colleague Sam Collins.
“Not everyone wants a modern box and not everyone wants a castle. The best part about houses is you can always make them your own once you own them,” Mr. Altman told Mansion Global. “It keeps it fresh, fun to show something like this, but at the end of the day, I look at it as a 15,200 square foot beautiful estate in a guard-gated community.
“I don’t look at it as a castle, it’s Mediterranean-style with a little more flair,” he added.
The house, which is tucked away in the heavily star-studded Beverly Ridge Estates, is being sold by Robert Rivani, a real estate and hospitality investor, and his wife, Krystal, who bought the home in 2019 for $13.765 million, records with PropertyShark show.
“Being ‘extra’ is everything to us,” Ms. Rivani told The Wall Street Journal in October, when the couple made the home available to rent for $150,000 a month. “It makes life fun and interesting and memorable.”
“My client has put millions into it since he bought it,” Mr. Altman said, adding that it has been transformed from a four-bedroom home into a seven-bedroom spread.
He’s already received multiple calls from interested parties.
“I guess there’s more people than you think that want to be the king of their own castle,” he said.