Moats: L.A.'s Newest Extreme Real Estate Trend
Forget the guarded gate — nothing says security like a (koi-stocked) wraparound water feature.
This story first appeared in the Nov. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Architect Michael Palumbo created wraparound water features for this newly built 11,000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills. With a screening room, 1,000-bottle wine cellar and six-car garage, the fully furnished residence is listed for $36 million with The Agency.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s French-style, Richard Landry-designed chateau has a castlelike moat where koi fish stand in for crocodiles. A stone bridge leads to the main entry — but unlike the Sleeping Beauty version, this one doesn’t retract.
Architect Dan Brunn recently completed this Venice Beach contemporary house, where abundant right angles extend to a street-level “demimoat” that partially surrounds the three-story residence.