Lavish Mediterranean estate in Bel Air wine country

Hidden in a wooded glen next to Rupert Murdoch’s serene Moraga Vineyards lies another time and place. Set on 3.2 acres behind massive gates on a private street, 1016 Moraga Drive is a realm of Old-World luxury.

The compound, completed in 2006, encompasses 7,875 square feet of enchanting living space, all artisan-crafted with the utmost in European elegance. Beyond a fountained courtyard and leaded glass double entry doors, a spectacular living room sets the stage with a hand-carved coffered ceiling, grand columns and archways, intricate details and hand-hewn marble flooring.

A grand stone fireplace opens to the sweeping green yard and pool/spa area beyond. Sliding doors here and in the family and dining areas create a smooth flow for entertaining.

A vast rustic chef’s kitchen with generous seating and a 300+ bottle wine cellar and tasting room are ready to host the most expansive gatherings.

The home’s 8 bedrooms and 9.5 baths are highlighted by a lavish master wing with two walk-in closets, custom tile baths, large wet room, exercise room and massage room. A stunning 600+ square foot loggia surveys the leafy view. Other amenities include an office with private entrance and patio, plush theater with patio, and beautiful detached guest house suite.

A zipline, sport court and tree house add fun to outdoor gatherings. The adjacent wine growing estate, quietly hand-worked and harvested, is not open to the public. This opulent world is listed at $10,399,000 by Ryan Jancula and Tanya Memoli.

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