In $19 million Beverly Hills mansion, 'I used all of what Europe has to offer'

In $19 million Beverly Hills mansion, 'I used all of what Europe has to offer'
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By Emily Heffter, Zillow Blog

The Chateau de Fontainebleau stairs, pictured, inspired Glosman's stairs. Click a photo for a slideshow.
The Chateau de Fontainebleau stairs, pictured, inspired Glosman's stairs. Click a photo for a slideshow.

When Natalie Glosman was designing her dream home on a hillside lot above Sunset Boulevard, she didn’t ask anyone’s opinion.

“I would have been swayed,” she said.

Instead, she found inspiration in the things she loves: her family, her extensive travels through Europe and her collection of antique furniture.

The resulting 8-bedroom, 12-bath Beverly Hills home — really more of a castle, and on the market at $18,950,000 — melds Baroque, Rococo, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. On three floors of 5,000 square feet each, Glosman considered each detail, blending her favorite styles into one of the more opulent homes in a neighborhood full of opulent homes.

“I used all of what Europe has to offer,” she said.

Glosman's hallways were inspired by Versailles.
Glosman's hallways were inspired by Versailles.

On her smartphone, Glosman, a warm, slight woman who works in her husband’s dental office, flips through photos of various celebrities in her home when it was used for film shoots: Danny DeVito in her mahogany office. A Real Housewife of Atlanta in her bed.

But although the home is a showpiece, Glosman’s photo album reveals it is also a happy home: family birthday parties in the dining room, a new baby granddaughter in one of the bedroom suites. It makes personal what is first of all grand.

“That’s what is so special about this house,” she said. “It’s large, but it doesn’t feel large.”

The home is listed by Jade Mills and Linda May of Coldwell Banker Previews International.

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