When Lido “Lee” Iacocca died final July, the automotive world misplaced considered one of its final residing legends. Over the course of his 50-year profession, the Pennsylvania-born govt helped develop the unique Ford Mustang and spearheaded the launch of the wildly in style Jeep Grand Cherokee. However to true automobile junkies, he’s in all probability best-remembered for pioneering the minivan, the oft-derided standing image of soccer mothers and dads that might nonetheless revolutionize the American auto trade and performed a serious position in restoring the near-bankrupt Chrysler Group to profitability.
Earlier this 12 months, Iacocca’s Bel Air house of 27 years was hoisted onto the market, asking $26 million. The property ultimately offered for $19.5 million final week, and deeds reveal the consumers are legislation college graduate turned actuality TV starlet, turned mink eyelash mogul Lilly Ghalichi and her husband, Iranian-American entrepreneur Dara Mir.
Although she’s in all probability nonetheless best-known for her starring position on the drama-fueled, undeniably addictive screamfest generally known as “Shahs of Sundown,” Ghalichi solely lasted one season on that present. Since then, the Houston-born socialite and self-described “Persian barbie” has gone on to larger and higher issues, launching her in style magnificence model Lilly Lashes, which has 2.2 million followers on Instagram alone and reportedly generates more than $15 million in income every year.
Again in 2017, Ghalichi wed Mir in a lavish Beverly Hills ceremony that noticed the bride don 4 totally different robes over the night time’s course. Although the pair filed for divorce final summer time, the cut up was finally referred to as off. And this February, Ghalichi pledged “eternal love” to her husband.
And the couple have celebrated their rekindled romance in essentially the most L.A. method potential — by splurging on an enormous, fancy mansion. The practically 11,000 sq. ft., Tuscan-style villa sits instantly throughout the road from the enduring Bel Air Resort and gives 1.13 acres of pristine grounds.
Invisible from the road and secreted behind hedges and a dense cover of mature timber, the Iacocca manor is accessed by way of a protracted, gated driveway that journeys previous the property’s full-size tennis courtroom earlier than spilling right into a spacious motorcourt. Behind the house’s columned entryway are grandly-scaled public rooms, together with a baronial front room with clerestory home windows and a hearth, a eating room with an unlimited crystal chandelier, and a clubby library with wood-paneled partitions and one other fire.
The grasp retreat is considered one of 4 ensuite bedrooms in the primary home and is kitted out with a sitting space, wall-to-wall cream-colored carpeting, a hearth and steam bathe. Naturally, the palatial property additionally gives a discreet workers condo with one other mattress, bathtub and a non-public eating space. Out again, a big swimming pool is surrounded by expansive terraces for sunbathing.
Information reveal Ghalichi and Mir’s $19.5 million trophy home just isn’t the one Bel Air property they personal. Again in 2012, previous to their marriage, Mir paid about $6.1 million for a hillside property elsewhere within the neighborhood. He shortly razed the prevailing home and is now halfway by means of building on a titanic compound that occurs to lie instantly subsequent door to the primary residence of Elon Musk.