Designing a watch and a luxury house have more in common than you might think. Just ask Jacques Wizman, former head of Corum Watches and member of the family behind the success of Gucci Timepieces.
“I love architecture and I love design,” said owner and seller Jacques Wizman Robb Report. “When I sold my business, I had to reinvent myself. I have found that making beautiful homes is for me. I don’t build custom homes, I build custom homes.
Wizman started building this wonderful home in 120 Glenroy Avenue North in 2017, and it might be one of his most magnificent yet. Located in the exclusive Bel-Air enclave of Los Angeles, the nine-bedroom, 13-bathroom estate is listed at $25 million and spans nearly 15,000 square feet. The brand new construction is located behind double doors and surrounded by lush landscaping and towering mature trees for ultimate privacy.
“The owner’s time in the luxury watch space has been an unparalleled experience in the finer details and craftsmanship of what high net worth individuals demand,” says listing agent Aaron Kirman of Compass..
Upon entering, there is a dramatic open floor plan with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood doors that open for seamless indoor and outdoor living. The whole house is also flooded with natural light making it bright and airy. Even the bedrooms are works of art and welcome the outdoors. The master suite connects to a lovely terrace, the perfect spot for morning coffee.
“The place is magical and very private. Every piece comes to life,” says Wizman. “No room is alike, no wall is alike. The lighting is very specific. I’m very focused on creating the best lighting possible. It was all a labor of love.
From the oversized gourmet chef’s kitchen to the many living and sitting areas with fireplaces, the home is ripe for entertaining. It is contemporary, spacious and has all the desired amenities. For those who like to soak, there’s an elegant black-and-white wine cellar to store your most treasured vintages, as well as a dedicated champagne bar and tequila bar. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, hair salon, movie theater, and three-car garage. There’s also a steam room in the in-house spa, outfitted with porcelain.
“The house is perfect for a family, children or grandparents,” he says. “But it can also be a place of business management. Everyone is working from home these days, so I installed two great libraries. You may not even have to leave the house, especially during a pandemic, with all the conveniences.
The outdoor space is one of the strong points of the property. There are gardens, outdoor kitchen, two outdoor pizza ovens, outdoor dining table, swimming pool, fireplace and deck in a contemporary design with immaculate landscaping. Wizman says there are almost 700 trees around the house, including mature olive trees and large oak trees.
“Even the exterior matches the interior, including the styling of the furniture,” he says. “I wanted people to have lots of spaces where they could feel comfortable, like a living room-style outdoor space with a big fireplace. You have a nice water fountain, a bar and a full size pizza kitchen.
Design enthusiasts will also appreciate the attention to detail. It’s clear that Wizman has sourced the finest materials for every square inch of the home, from the marble found in the wine cellar, kitchen, bathrooms and more, to the pure walnut featured throughout the home. He says each piece was cut in-house and matched on site. For avid art collectors there is also plenty of wall space for large format pieces and Wizman has created dedicated lighting specifically for art.
“Some designers create cookie-cutter homes, but a lot of them don’t live in the rooms,” he says. “They don’t understand that the wallpaper should match the bed. For example, the bed in the master suite was made before the bedroom was made. Each piece of furniture has been designed for each room, from the bedside table to the lighting.
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