For more than 50 years, Sir Rod Stewart’s distinctive husky voice and charismatic stage presence have made him a beloved and highly successful entertainer. His all-time classics including Mandolin Wind, Tonight’s the Night, Forever Young and Maggie May have provided a soundtrack for generations from Baby Boomers to Gen Z.
As popular in the United States as he is in his native England, Rod is still thrilling audiences everywhere, especially on his Las Vegas show that began in 2011 and starts again in November.
According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, Rod’s home is as big as his stardom with 13 bedrooms and 28,500 square feet on more than three acres of prime lawn in Los Angeles’ North Beverly Park. A little flamboyant, just like the owner, the home has a striking yellow exterior, a large Las Vegas-style fountain, and ornate double doors that welcome visitors into the home’s grand foyer.
The first floor has two living rooms with intricate moldings, traditionally decorated and filled with Old World treasures.
There is a gourmet kitchen next to the tea room and den with fireplaces and loggias, a wine room, an exquisite dining room with seating for 20, a bar that rivals the best of European taverns with a large mirror and several Renaissance oil paintings. bare, French doors leading to the covered loggia, manicured grounds, a wood-paneled library, wood-inlaid floors and, if a bar isn’t enough, there’s also a speakeasy perfect for a nightcap, maybe after a Rod concert. . There is also a 4,500 square foot guest house.
A double staircase leads to the private quarters, including the master bedroom with twin bathrooms – one pink and one green. There are very large wardrobes to hold Rod’s huge shoe collection. Covered decks overlooking one of LA’s best pools and delightful grounds with city and canyon views. The home is currently for sale for $70 million.
Stewart originally acquired the vacant lot in 1991 for just over $12 million and then hired architect Richard Landry to build the house. In addition to Stewart, Landry has designed homes for Tom Brady, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Bolton, Kenny G and Wayne Gretzky.
Rod has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and received numerous accolades, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, both as a solo artist and as a member of the band Faces. He has explored various musical genres, including rock, folk, pop and soul, showing his versatility as an artist. Apart from his successful solo career, he has also collaborated with other musicians and groups, such as The Faces and The Jeff Beck Group.
North Beverly Park is LA’s most exclusive neighborhood with oversized estates and immaculate landscaping located north of Beverly Hills, developed in the 1980s for the world’s wealthiest people. Current and former celebrity owners include Adele, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington and Magic Johnson. The whole neighborhood is closed with guards 24 hours a day.
The list is courtesy of Douglas Elliman’s Michelle Oliver. Photos by Ryan Lahiff, courtesy of Douglas Elliman.