This intriguing castle in Beverly Hills Post Office has something of an identity crisis. From the outside it looks whimsical, with pitched roofs, wrought iron work, and even a spire. But step inside (via listing photos) and things get a little more conventional. That is, until you get to the library, which features a pair of mosaic domes on the ceiling, stained glass windows, and built-in wooden shelves that line the walls. And is that stone-patterned wallpaper?
Then there’s the master suite, which stagers seem to have prepared for a romantic evening. There’s a bottle of champagne next to the bathtub and the only article of clothing in the walk-in closet is a slinky black dress.
The most curious feature of the house, though, might be the wine cellar. The stone and brick design is both rustic and a bit intimidating. Also, it seems to include a large fireplace, which might hinder efforts to keep the wines cool. There’s certainly a lot going on in this home, and not all of it seems to match up. We are keeping our fingers crossed the 5,700 square-foot, five-bedroom residence finds a buyer willing to accentuate all the quirky features—like the loft space in the tower—that make this house so unique. Asking price is $2.288 million.
- 9701 Yoakum Dr [Coldwell Banker]