The following article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of ERA Real Estate Distinctive Properties Magazine.

While pure luxury and fantastic views are its main selling points, the owner of this spectacular home emphasizes how great it is for hosting and for families.

By Kristen Ordonez

The metal gates in front of this spectacular Mediterranean-style estate on Stradella Road in California’s exclusive Bel Air cannot hold back the majesty and luxury exuded from both inside and out. Natural light floods in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, which you see and feel after stepping through the marble entrance and looking out into the large living room and formal dining room. Defined by an essence of elegance, current owner Sezin Hason knows her home to be a beautiful place to host guests and raise a family.

In 2003, when the house was new, Hason and her family were searching for a new place to live. They came to the neighborhood from New York in 2001 and rented a house nearby, but after their first child was born they decided that they wanted to buy a home. The previous owner, according to Hason, “was actually building it for himself but then decided…