Liongate Estate, a sprawling Bel-Air mansion formerly owned by country singer Kenny Rogers is listed for $65 million. Back when Rogers owned the property it was only 9,359 square feet, it is now under construction to expand to a 24,000 square feet mansion. New expansion is adding two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a guest wing. Current expansion is handled by architect Dean Larkin.
Designed and built originally by architect Paul Williams it sits on a 2 acres of private land in Prime Lower Bel-Air. A rarity, property boasts two formal entries from Nimes Road and St. Pierre Road because of its street-to-street location. The gated property with a long gated driveway currently has 9 bathrooms and 14 bathrooms. Other luxuries of the unique property are the ballroom, saltwater pool, 12-seat home theater and a refrigerated wine room. Exterior highlights include a tennis court, gym with a sauna, and an outdoor glass elevator next to the pool.
Rogers bought the estate back in the 70’s and installed two lion statutes on either side of the main gate and named the estate “Liongate.”
Listing agent for the estate Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland told Wall Street Journal that current owners are European and purchased the home for personal use, however they don’t spend much time in Los Angeles to justify owning the mansion anymore.