Historic Bel Air Estate by architect Wallace Neff. Former home of Judy Garland

Formerly owned by the legendary actress Judy Garland, this historic Bel Air estate was crafted by master architect Wallace Neff in 1938. Set on almost 2.7 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the traditional estate has undergone meticulous enhancements over the past decade. It now seamlessly blends timeless beauty with modern luxury.

The grand iron staircase of Historic Bel Air Estate by Wallace Neff.

The arrival experience at the estate sets the tone for the luxury interior space. Crossing over a creek you make your way to the entrance via a gated circular driveway. The grand iron staircase stands as the focal point of the formal entryway, complemented by the luxurious hardwood floors and custom Seagrass rugs that effortlessly blend the living spaces together.

Historic Bel Air Estate by architect Wallace Neff. Former home of Judy Garland

An expansive bay window overlooking the garden floods the sitting room with natural light. Intricate millwork and built-in shelves enhance the space’s sophistication.

The adjacent dining room, adorned with a sparkling crystal chandelier and intricate wainscoting, makes the perfect space for entertaining and hosting elegant dinner parties.

The chef’s kitchen epitomizes modern luxury and convenience, boasting top-of-the-line appliances and a spacious marble island. The sun-drenched breakfast nook connects the kitchen to the lush backyard, creating a harmonious aspirational space.

The serene kitchen seating area with a delightful bay window offers another picturesque view of the verdant garden. It’s the perfect place to start your day or to relax with a glass of wine as the sun sets.

The five generously sized bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath, perfectly complement the carefully designed floor plan of this luxurious estate. The expansive primary suite showcases high ceilings, a fireplace, dual walk-in closets and a lavish en-suite bathroom with a spa-like soaking tub, dual vanities and floor-to-ceiling marble.

A luxurious in-ground pool, complete with a sleek diving board, glistens invitingly in the sunlight. Adjacent, a charming pool house awaits, offering a retreat for relaxation and out of town guests.

Vintage photos of the former home of home of Judy Garland, the Historic Bel Air Estate by Wallace Neff.

The sweeping, flawlessly manicured grounds feature meticulously arranged flower beds that add bursts of color to the lush greenery. An entertainer’s patio, elegantly lined with bricks, is the perfect destination for alfresco gatherings under the sky.

Beyond, a vast expanse of grass invites leisurely strolls or impromptu picnics. Ascend the staircase, entwined with climbing vines, to discover the next level’s hidden treasures. This rare and exceptional estate is a piece of Hollywood history you could call home. Nestled in the most highly coveted location in Bel Air, the residence of Judy Garland offers a beautiful blend of traditional charm and contemporary design, where every detail speaks of timeless sophistication and elegant old-world allure.

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