A glass-wrapped Bel Air mansion shaped like a propeller is selling for $56 million — take a look inside

  • Shaped like a propeller blade, the $56 million Orum House boasts sweeping views of Los Angeles from atop a hill.
  • Located in the city's exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, the highly customized and award-winning home is the brainchild of LA-based architect Zoltan Pali.
  • Take a look inside the Orum House, which comes with a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, home theater, and remote-controlled sliding glass doors. 
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An award-winning home in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel Air neighborhood that's shaped like a propeller blade is selling for $56 million.

Bel Air, located 12 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, has an average home price of $12.2 million, and is "synonymous with luxury and opulence," according to luxury real estate firm The Agency.

The home is represented by The Agency's Mauricio Umansky, Farah Brittany, and Eduardo Umansky and is being offered fully furnished.

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Known as the Orum House, the home boasts sweeping views of the city and ocean from atop a hill.

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When the Orum House received a Merit Award from the LA chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2019, judges noted that it appeared to float above the landscape.

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The highly custom residence took four years to build and is "steeped with intricacies," according to SPF:architects.

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One of those is the glass curtain wall that wraps around the home. Consisting of four different opacities, it creates an "infinite, visually shifting, shimmering façade" according to SPF:architects.

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"The client wanted a luxurious house where she could throw large events and host her extended family, but she also wanted it to feel welcoming," SPF:architects founder Zoltan Pali said in a release.

Its current owners purchased the property in 2014 for $6.1 million, Zillow property records show.

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To achieve this, SPF:architects created three 'blades,' or wrings, that radiate out from a central node.

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The home's three stories also each serve a different purpose.

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The first floor is dedicated to spaces for gathering, including two living rooms, a dining room, and kitchen with a butler's prep area.

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Upstairs is dedicated to the home's private spaces, including five bedroom suites with spa-style baths.

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At the press of a button, sliding glass doors open up covered decks on the upper level …

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… and to an outdoor area with an LED-lit pool and spa, firepits, and kitchen on the ground floor.

The focus of the lower level is entertainment. Highlights include a home theater, gym, and custom cedar sauna.

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There is also a catering kitchen and wine room capable of storing 1,000 bottles.

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Connecting all three stories is a glass-and-steel staircase.

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For additional entertaining, a four-bedroom, four-bathroom guesthouse known as 'The Cube' can be accessed from the lower level or via a separate entrance.

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