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Listing of the Week: Italian Villa Favored by Stars

<p>This L.A. property, listed for nearly $8.4 million, shares an artistic connection with the Vatican.</p>
The master bedroom in this Los Angeles Italian villa shares an artistic connection to the Vatican.
The work of Italian artist Antonio D'Atellis can be found throughout this Los Angeles villa, from ceiling tiles to wall murals. The five-bedroom, seven-bath home sits on just over half an acre.Cameron Carothers / Zillow

When the Vatican was restored, Antonio D’Atellis was one of the artists who refreshed the delicate frescoes that line the walls and ceilings. Across the world, D’Atellis did extensive work on another property, an Italian-style villa in Los Angeles, listed at $8,395,000. “After finishing construction, Antonio and three of his assistants stayed at the house for six months and the owner gave them a blank canvas,” explained listing agent Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty. “He painted the house completely based on how he was inspired.”

These details have attracted a number of celebrity renters over the years: RuPaul, Geri Haliwell, best known as Ginger Spice, and country power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. For more photos of the 9,000-square-foot home at 2321 Castilian Dr, Los Angeles, CA, visit the Zillow blog.

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