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The $53M Hacienda de la Paz Is A Stunning Underground Mansion

By Victor Baker


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The incredible Hacienda de la Paz was listed for $53 million back in 2013, and got the attention it truly deserved. Now it’s back on the market and it’s as amazing as ever. This outrageous 51,000-square-feet estate is known as the “Underground Mansion” due to its extraordinary design with interesting secret amenities.

Sitting on a massive 8-acre compound in Rolling Hills, this amazing home meets the community’s one-story height limit – at least in theory. Above ground, the L-shaped, ranch-style main home includes an outdoor swimming pool and patio, with sublime views of the Pacific Ocean and City Of Angels.

A guesthouse, a six-car garage, an apartment, a red-clay tennis court, along with a reflecting pool, a bocce court, groves of olive trees and 23 other varieties of fruit and nut trees can also be found on the surface.

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But nothing could prepare you for what’s hiding beneath. A team of artisans and master craftsmen from Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Morocco worked 17 years to complete the amazing home. They ended up digging five stories to accommodate a second tennis court, built to U.S. Open specifications.

Included are also an adjacent catering kitchen, well equipped to handle a party of 350 guests, as well as a dreamy indoor Spa, comprising of refreshment rooms and marble bathtubs surrounded by 24-karat-gold Venetian tile, steam rooms, massage showers, and a breathtaking indoor pool.

Why would anyone choose to live underground and ignore the beautiful setting and weather above is unclear, but I’m guessing this is a two-for-one package: the house of your dreams within the rules of the beautiful land it’s been built on. Perfection?

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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