Perfection: There was a clear goal in mind for Dr. Raj Kanodia when he embarked upon his architectural odyssey.
As a rare long time resident of the coveted East Gate of Bel Air, there was no better visionary to procure the finest lot of the neighborhood. In 2011, a serene promontory on the elite Bel Air road called his name. Just moments from Sunset Boulevard, this hilltop nirvana was the ultimate canvas to channel his talent into the defining estate of Los Angeles. A culmination of a lifetime of seasoned style, knowledge, skills, and people: the groundwork was laid for his masterpiece.
The journey began with a hunt for the world’s most discerning stylistic eyes, most meticulous craftsmen, and keenest visionaries who could help Dr. Kanodia make his dream reality. The dramatic architecture drawn from the sketchbook of the revered Paul McClean, the stone laid by the artisans of Tyler Construction, the fastidious fit and finishes of Lynda Murray and Mass Beverly; it was the purest symphony of the greatest minds and skill that real estate had to offer.
Modern. Exotic. Timeless. Formed with surgical precision. From the lush landscape gardens to the striking water features, every inch of Dr. Kanodia’s desire was realized. Envisioned from day one as his dream personal home, every ounce of his passion and soul was poured in to create something truly remarkable. An era defining estate that exudes quality from every angle, 908 Bel Air is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. The grand scale is evident from the 29’ entryway ceilings to the expansive views spanning the snowcapped mountains of the Angeles forest to the offshore oasis of Catalina. 34,000 square feet of pure perfection.
Framing the finest views California has to offer, every space was painstakingly formed around the glorious vistas. From the master suites to the expansive 90-foot infinity pool, nature’s beauty greets you at every turn.
“Breathtaking vantage points unite with meticulously designed terraced gardens and spacious outdoor entertaining terraces. A cascading waterway provides a beautiful and serene backdrop to a large flat lawn area.”
•Paul McClean, McClean Design
The Hanging Gardens of Bel Air
To inject life into his masterpiece, Dr. Kanodia envisioned his striking estate to be infused with the purest form of beauty available: Mother Nature. Sprawling terraced gardens of earth’s finest creations grace the home with euphoric and unique fragrances. For the soul, gorgeous champaca, crinium, and other exotic beauties of India charm the eyes with organic elegance. For the body, fruiting trees birth you the grandest of delicacies: from rose apples, loquats, mulberries, figs, jujube along with an elaborate array of herbs and vegetables. Life’s great beauty is bountiful with butterflies dancing around the gardens, prancing humming birds lapping up nectar, eternally lucky ladybugs and bees pollenating new life. True tranquility is found where home is not bound by four walls; man and god’s creations interfuse to form a wondrous estate of the modern world.