April 27th, 2017 at 2:00 pm


Professional matchmaker and former model Melanie Mar is developing and designing a seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom compound in a prime Lower Bel Air location with a $25 million asking price.

“This modern estate, offering warmth and luxury, is in an extremely private neighborhood within walking distance of the Hotel Bel Air. It is very close to Beverly Hills’ dining and entertainment choices and the beaches of Santa Monica to Malibu,” said exclusive listing agent Marcy Roth with our Brentwood office.

British-born Melanie’s most recent project, at 1489 Stebbins Terrace in the Sunset Strip/Hollywood Hills area, sold within two weeks of going on the market. Melanie discovered a penchant for property development 16 years ago and has since developed several properties in the U.K. and Southern California.

“I custom-designed every aspect of this contemporary three-story home,” Melanie said. “I am incorporating a few of my unique elements from my Stebbins property and blending them into this new endeavor. It is the epitome of resort life with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout creating a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.

“My designs focus on the needs of today’s most sophisticated homeowner with dramatic modern interiors, an elegant pool house and gym, theater, elevator, motor court, master retreat with his-and-her bathrooms/closets, sauna, study, and private patio with waterfall. With the addition of beautiful canyon views, this home is truly a trophy property.”

Completion of this project is expected by October 2018. A buyer who comes in now can work directly with Melanie to further customize the home to their personal taste, Marcy said. Alternatively, the land is for sale with plans and permits for $12.5 million.


Renderings provided by developer/designer Melanie Mar

For additional information on this rare opportunity to own a home in a storied Bel Air location, contact Marcy at 310-539-3000 mobile, 310-207-7080 office, or


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