Courtesy of James McClain
According to records, the Palisades house was built new in 2015 and sold the following year for $11.2 million to Kaily Smith Westbrook, the younger daughter of married billionaires Michael and Iris Smith. The elder Smiths, of course, recently made real estate waves of their own by paying $110 million in cash for a spectacular estate in the Hamptons and quickly dropping another $110 million for an oceanfront Malibu home that they’ve since ripped apart.
This new East Coast-style traditional manse is sited on a pretty, sycamore-lined street in the highly desirable Riviera enclave. A walkway lined with impeccably manicured shrubs leads past a front gate and hedgerow to the home’s wee front porch. Inside, there are honey-hued hardwood floors, neutral decor and all the luxury amenities one would expect in a $13 million estate located in one of L.A.’s most desirable zip codes.
To the right of the entryway is a formal dining room; to the left is a baronial living room with fireplace. Other less formal spaces include a family room with a tremendous foldaway wall of glass for indoor/outdoor living and a convenient, marble-topped wet bar. There’s also a kitchen with industrial-style stainless appliances and downstairs maid’s quarters.
On the upper floor lies a master suite with sitting area, fireplace and a spa-style bath, plus a boutique-style walk-in closet and a totally custom dressing room/beauty parlor with vanity, additional storage space for designer outfits and a tufted couch for swooning the days away.
Naturally, the home also features a finished basement level, this one equipped with a full range of recreational amenities. There’s an open lounge area, a temperature-controlled walk-in wine closet, a soundproof movie theater, and a mirror-walled gym.
Although the .32-acre lot isn’t particularly big, the flat backyard includes a plunge pool with Baja shelf, a wide grassy lawn, full outdoor kitchen/BBQ center, and a long terrace with plentiful options for alfresco lounging and dining.