If by any chance you are a die hard Batman fan, for $24.95 million you can buy this sprawling Malibu mansion built in French château style with a Batcave. Estate is owned by Dan Romanelli, who founded the consumer-product division at Warner Bros., hence the Bat theme. Built in 2006 in a 6 acre plot across from Zuma Beach, 10,270 square-foot 5 bedroom, 12 bathrooms mansion was designed by architect Steve Giannetti and built by Finton Construction with the best materials available, some imported from Europe. Beautiful interiors are designed by well-known interior designer Madeline Stuart.
The entrance to the estate is through an expansive gated drive that’s lined with magnificent mature olive and coral trees, Spanish lavender, Mexican sage, Santa Barbara daisies and wild grasses. Entrance to the house is through a tall hardwood door that leads to living and dining area featuring high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed beams, antique fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling French doors. All ocean-facing rooms offer breathtaking views as well as private patio/outdoor sitting areas.
The mansion also comes with a large chef’s kitchen with a limestone island and Wolf range/grill and Subzero appliances. Located next to the kitchen is a room ideal for entertaining. There is also a guest suite with a kitchenette in the main level. Also located on the main level is a spacious laundry room, caretaker/maid’s apartment, 3 car garage and a large motor court.
Bedrooms are located upstairs including the beautiful master suite with antique French doors, a stone fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets, baths with heated stone floors, great white water views and many more luxury amenities.
The Batcave of the mansion is located on the lower level, where entrance is through a “secret door”. In the cave you’ll find an 800-bottle wine cellar, home theater with bar, shelving for collectors, and best of all a complete 1960s-era, authentic two-lane bowling alley. Also in the Batcave are two basketball free throw machines!
Other facilities include a gym, a pool, an elevator, barbeque, sitting area with stone fireplace and a variety of dining areas and beautifully manicured grounds. Outside there is a beautiful horse barn with room for 6 to 8 horses and tack and feed room, large riding arena, four grass sun pens and two large grazing pastures.
Property offer beautiful ocean views on one side and picturesque mountain views on the other. Located in Malibu, it’s just an hour’s drive from downtown to Los Angeles.
Source: The Agency