Belinda Stronach is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and former member of the Canadian Parliament who was born in Ontario on May 2, 1966. She is the daughter of Frank Stronach, who was the founder and chairman of Magna International, a mobility technology company. In 2001, Belinda Stronach became the chief executive officer and president of Magna International. The Stronach family gave up control of the company early in 2010, which led to Belinda Stronach resigning from her position later in the year. After leaving Magna International, Belinda Stronach and her father The Stronach Group, which includes horse racing, entertainment, and pari-mutuel companies. The company operates as 1/ST. Stronach has also had a career as a Member of Parliament in Canada. She initially represented the Conservative party before switching to the Liberals in 2005. Stronach was the Minister for Human Resources and Skills Development from 2005 to 2006. Additionally, the businesswoman founded The Belinda Stronach Foundation charitable organization. Although Stronach remains based in Toronto, she has recently expanded her real estate portfolio to include a property in Beverly Hills, for which she has splashed out $16.25 million. Here is a look at Stronach’s new Californian home.
An Overview of the Beverley Hills Property
The property that Belinda Stronach has purchased is a house that was only completed in 2021. It is a 7,474-square-feet house that sits on 0.75-acres and boasts five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. Stronach’s new home is in the fashionable neighborhood of Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, and its position means there is a mountaintop view. The single-story residence has a mid-century-inspired style. The property was built and developed by Sally Forster Jones, a Compass agent.
Inside Stronach’s New Home
A pivoting glass front door leads into the property’s main living and entertaining space. In the open plan living space, there are light wood floors and white ceilings and walls. The first section of the room has a wood-paneled bar along half of one wall. The rest of the space is divided into various seating and dining areas. Beyond the bar area, there is seating arranged around a marble-clad fireplace. On the opposite side is an informal dining area, while there is a further seating area at the center of the room. This room has huge floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that look out to the gardens and offer views of the surrounding landscape. Open from the living and dining area is an eat-in kitchen that has three skylights and windows running above the cabinets to flood the room with light. The sense of light is even greater due to the neutral palette used in this room, including white walls and ceilings, white gloss cabinetry, and gray marble backsplashes and countertops.
The kitchen boasts high-end appliances in black glass and stainless steel. There are two large islands in the kitchen, both of which have under-counter storage and plenty of countertop space. While one of the islands is fitted with a sink, the other is set up for informal dining. Overhanging the islands are globular-style pendant lights. There is also a separate formal dining area with a neutral color scheme and light wooden floors. It has enough space to accommodate a large dining table and eight chairs. Currently, the dining room features large pieces of abstract art on the walls, and there is a window in place of the end wall that looks out to the hillside. Another living space in this home is a separate den, which also can be used as an office. There is also a top-of-the-range screening room that is dramatically decorated with black fabric on the wall. It has staggered seating so that multiple people can enjoy full views of the screen. Stronach has plenty of space to have friends and family staying over, as there are four bedrooms for guests. While all the bedrooms are impressive, the most luxurious space is the master retreat. It is a vast room with a full-height wall of glass that opens out to the garden. It also has a fireplace that gives the expansive room a cozier feel. Also, in the master retreat are two boutique-style dressing rooms with skylights and an ensuite bathroom decked out in white marble.
The Grounds of Stronach’s Beverley Hills Estate
From the street, there is a long driveway that goes under a porte-cochere with a roof and then through wooden gates, says Dirt.com. Finally, it leads to a large motor court that has staggered paving and is lined with plants that act as a screen to the front of the house. There is an attached three-car garage for further parking, and the garages have smoked glass doors. The exterior of the single-story property is coated in modern wood paneling and has a flat roof with black trim. There is a covered porchway with glass doors and windows that look straight through the house to the rear of the building. To the rear of the property, there are various dining and entertaining spaces. A large covered patio houses both an outdoor lounge and dining space, while there is a further lounging area on the second patio. At the rear of the master retreat, a further paved area can be used as another outdoor lounge or dining area. The best feature of the rear garden is the large pool, which stretches across the entire width of the rear garden. Surrounding the pool is a paved area. There is a small lawned area between the pool and the paved area at the rear of the master retreat. To one side of the house is a hillside that is covered by shrubs, while the other side of the property is lined with mature trees that give the residence privacy. There are mountaintop views across the surrounding area from the back of the house and from the backyard.