Villa Lauriston – an authentic Florentine villa in northern California

Designed by noted architect George Schastey and commissioned by Herbert E. Law in the early 1920s, Villa Lauriston took the skill and craftsmanship of more than 100 artisans to achieve its creator’s vision to establish an authentic Florentine villa in northern California.  Situated on more than 28 acres at the end of a long sweeping private lane, the manor rises beyond stands of redwoods, fronted by a deep, broad lawn, carved stone figures, and a formal arrival court large enough for a fleet of visiting dignitaries.

Villa Lauriston’s massive sliding wood doors lead the way to the grand foyer and its eye-catching black and white polished Carrara marble flooring. The home is faithful to its European design, with arched doorways, columns, handcrafted detailing, ornate fixtures, and Renaissance palette. With some 30 rooms, including seven bedrooms, eight full baths, and two powder rooms in the main residence, Villa Lauriston possesses a harmonious design creating a measured sense of procession. Other highlights include a living room/concert hall, a formal dining room, reception room, library, sitting room, and reading room.

Property Details

This Property is marketed by Christie’s International Real Estate

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