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Spanish-Style Home With Five Subterranean Levels Asks $53M

The 50,000-square-foot home has nine bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, a 10,000-square-foot hamman, and a five-story, indoor tennis court, reports the L.A. Times.

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The California Spanish-style, 50,000-square-foot home, keeping with rules that homes in the equestrian enclave be single-story, is only one story above ground, but has five subterranean levels, reports the L.A. Times.
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The home offers 180-degree views of the Los Angeles basin and the Santa Monica Bay coastline.
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The property boasts a guesthouse and a grove of olive trees, which are harvested for oil making. Beyond are "the stables," an apartment and garage wing.
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The outdoor clay tennis court, to U.S. Open specifications, is one of two tennis courts on the property.
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A sunning deck by the pool has excellent L.A. views.
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Created over seventeen years, Hacienda de la Paz is the brainchild of homeowner John Z. Blazevich, chief executive of shrimp importer Viva Food Group.
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Floor-to-ceiling murals abound.
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When escalating the home, the owner uncovered fossil fragments of whales and dolphins along the way.
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One of the subterranean levels offers a 10,000-square-foot hamman, or Moroccan-style baths, that is large enough to hold nearly five typical new U.S. homes.
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The bath offers custom marble floors and sandstone carvings.
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A subterranean billiards room features a wet bar.
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One of the nine bedrooms, complete with neoclassical details.
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The master bath's sitting room has its own fireplace.
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The plaster-covered adobe walls are two to three feet thick.
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The floors are made mostly from Georgian pine trees that had been rescued from rivers. The trunks were milled on the property.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"While 'one of kind' may be a tired and overused real estate cliche, in this case it is simply the absolute truth," said listing agent Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland/Christie's International Real Estate.
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There's also a subterranean, five-story tennis court, set to U.S. Open specifications.
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