It's the first time on the market since the 1970s for this 1.88-acre "Italian/Colonial revival" estate in Bel Air--for decades it was home to computer chip-maker Eric Lidow (his company was International Rectifier), who died earlier this year, and his wife, the painter Leza Lidow. The 9,378-square-foot house has seven bedrooms, including maid's room and guest quarters, plus an art studio and parking for 10 to 15 cars. Listing photos are thin on the ground, but what's available show an art-stuffed house surrounded by private, tree-filled grounds, a remarkably modest pool area, and extensive use of mirrored ceilings. The 1928 house designed by Weston & Weston (weirdly, the second Weston of the day) is "incredible value" at the asking price of $14.9 million.
· 454 Cuesta Way [Joyce Rey]