Lee Iacocca is best known for his career as an automotive manufacturing executive. His ideas were key in the creation of classic American muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and for famously bad cars like the Ford Pinto. In the 1980s, he served as the CEO for the Chrysler Corporation and is celebrated for breathing new life into that company after it was believed to be unsalvageable.
The gorgeous beige exterior walls of the mansion is complemented by the warm yellow glow coming from the multiple windows, glass doors as well as the entryway arches. These are then augmented by the simple yet elegant landscaping of the front of the house that lines the sides of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This grand foyer has a spacious beige flooring with a round glass-top display table in the middle paired with a pair of comfortable cushioned gray arm chairs flanking one of the tall archways with each chair adorned by a wall-mounted painting above. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view looks directly at the main entry from the foyer vantage point. You can see here that the large main door is flanked by lovely glass side lights and topped with an arched transom window matching the arches of the main entry outside. On the side near the entry is a charming dark wooden console table topped with decors. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the foyer from one of the hallways shows that the area is illuminated by a majestic decorative chandelier hanging over the round glass table in the middle of the foyer. The staircase leading to the second level is also visible from this point. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The gorgeous living room is dominated by a large L-shaped sofa filled with matching beige pillows and accented by a few green ones. On one side of the sofa is the large wooden structure that houses the TV placed against one of the beige walls flanked by glass doors. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
In front of the L-shaped sofa is the large beige stone pillar that houses the gorgeous warm fireplace reaching to the beige ceiling that has exposed wooden beams. Behind the sofa is the breakfast bar with light-toned stools and a marble countertop. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This amazing formal dining room has a large elegant rectangular glass-top dining table that is surrounded by upholstered dining chairs with a red tone to stand out against the beige walls and ceiling that hangs a majestic chandelier over the middle of the table. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the house from the backyard shows that it has a large luxurious swimming pool surrounded by terracotta tiles on its walkways. This complements the beige exteriors of the mansion adorned with a trellis-topped walkway on one side leading to an outdoor dining area as well as lawn chairs facing the pool. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
A few feet from the front of the mansion is the private tennis court which is enclosed by surrounding tall hedges that contrast the terracotta flooring that surrounds the court. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial shot of the house shows all the outdoor areas of the property. There is the tennis court beside the driveway and the pool on the far distance as well as the imposing mansion that is beautifully framed by the tall trees in the background. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Mr. Iacocca passed away in July of 2019 of Parkinson’s Disease with a net worth of $150 million. His home in Los Angles, appraised at $29.9 million has been placed on sale, and it’s getting a lot of attention from qualified buyers. The 10,682 square foot home is outfitted with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and is standing on just over one acre of land. It features a dedicated apartment for staff members and four ensuite guest rooms.
The massive house is roofed in clay tile roofing and finished on the exterior with adobe- eminently appropriate for the location- nestled against a palm tree-dotted Hollywood hillside. Golden light seems to emanate from within through the many windows of the house.
The tiled walkway from the drive to the door appears to be meant to accommodate full-sized, classic American cars. In the middle of the driveway, we find a small and slightly sunken storm drain, a testament to the power of the occasional rainy season in this climate.
The entryway is overtly palatial with high arches, marble tile, a heavy marble stairway, and a smattering of fine art. A graceful, thin-framed chandler hangs high above, lighting the entryway to all comers. Two small but ornate couches appear to serve professional greeters, as do the small officious doorways just off to one side.
A seemingly business-oriented family room is found not far from the front entry point. It features a large, marble encased fireplace, a long, L-shaped couch, and a cozy side bench that appears to be there for crafting deals over stiff drinks. The ceiling is a solid wood construction with slanted boards and buffeted with sturdy ash beams. Around the edges of this room are well-windowed walls, with high arched glass panes revealing a portion of the verdant hillside.
The dining room is as cinematic as the location of the home. It is a long gilded, glass table complete with ten velvet and gold chairs that stand on extremely finely worked wooden legs. Swirling, beige marble composes the floor and a refined and sprawling rug prevents the chairs from scratching the marble. To get to this room, one must pass a conspicuously painted portrait of Lee Iacocca himself.
Stepping outside we find a classic Hollywood style pool with recessed corners, framed in a line of marble- slippery, but stylish. Just three high-end deck chairs and a small umbrella table serve to furnish this area. Nearby, we find a single tennis court. The court is hemmed in with a high hedge, apparently to make doing business during play a bit more secure.