By request: Maurice Marciano’s new home was designed by prolific spec-modern mansion architect Paul McClean of McClean Design. By our count, there have been 17 sales of $20 million or more so far in 2016. No fewer than four of those sales have been houses designed by Mr. McClean.
Marciano’s McClean-designed house measures approximately 10,000 square feet across two levels – one of which lies below ground.
The house is located on one of Trousdale’s most prestigious streets and some of Mr. Marciano’s new neighbors include Marcus Persson, Jay Stein, Bill Gross, and Ringo Starr.
As is typical of McClean’s homes, things get dramatic right off the bat. This one starts with a catwalk that leads to an all-glass-walled living/dining room combo.
Adjacent to the dining/living area is a vast kitchen equipped with every conceivable appliance. There are two center islands. Beyond that is a swanky fireplace-equipped living room.
Elsewhere in the upper level is the master suite.
Large walls are perfect for the display of a significant art collection. Marciano will definitely put those to good use.
The floors switch from terrazzo to a blonde hardwood on the lower level.
The home’s lower level is completely devoted to recreational activities and the centerpiece is not the spa but rather a bar/lounge/game room with a wine cellar and an enormous wet bar. Through the glass wall is an outdoor water feature.
The house does not have a great city lights view. It doesn’t have much of a view at all, really. A short but thick hedge running across the southern end of the property ensures privacy from the neighbors but also significantly impedes the sightlines.