Inside This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Meets ‘Harry Potter’ Fantasy House In Beverly Hills You Can Rent For $150,000 Per Month

When Los Angeles-based real estate investor Robert Rivani and his wife, Krystal, purchased this Beverly Hills, California home in 2019 for $13.7 million, they knew they were going to turn it into the fantasy home of their dreams.

More than $4 million and three years later, their 15,000-square-foot mansion, which sits on 1.7 acres, is a novelty-filled paradise with decor, furniture, and architecture that wouldn’t look out of place on HBO’s Game of Thrones or Harry Potter. Inspired by these cinematic marvels, as well as Alice in Wonderland, the end result is quite the product.

“Being ‘extra’ is everything to us,” Krystal Rivani told The Wall Street Journal. The home was previously owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Carlton Gebbia and it was built by her ex-husband, David Gebbia. The home paired David’s love of Italian-Renaissance architecture with Carlton’s love of Gothic style. Gebbia, a Wiccan, decorated the home with cross carvings, wooden gargoyles, an altar, and a confessional, which viewers saw on the show.

When the Rivanis bought the home, which they now call Castle Rivani, they filled it with many iconic pieces. For instance, they commissioned a $50,000 replica of the spiked iron throne from Game of Thrones, a Harry Potter-themed apothecary cabinet, a Jungle Room with greenery-covered walls, and even an Alice in Wonderland–themed backyard.

Castle Rivani’s main entertaining space, which they call the Great Hall, has 35-foot-high, triple-vaulted ceilings, and Juliet balconies, but there is no space too large that doesn’t delight with fantasy-filled fun. Even a powder room features a dragon-shaped gargoyle. Every room feels like a surprise, like the bar room with ornate coffered ceilings and rich, heavy red velvet curtains, or the Gothic-style primary bedroom that exudes a vampire-esque aesthetic.

No expense was spared on the decor and furniture within the home, like a 25-foot-long, $150,000 chandelier from Dubai that resembles butterflies; a $20,000 couch in the Jungle Room; or the $45,000 headboard in their primary bedroom, which was sourced from a 250-year-old Austrian church altar. Other unconventional pieces include a chair made entirely from animal bone, a 17th-century French cabinet, crown-shaped chandeliers, and so much more.

When it came to the backyard, Krystal took control and decided upon an Alice in Wonderland theme. This includes harlequin floors, colorful flowers, a life-size chess set, and a vegetable garden. The Rivanis are relocating to Miami but in the meantime have listed Castle Rivani for rent for $150,000 per month.

Rivani is a real estate investor and president of Black Lion. The Wall Street Journal reported that the couple recently purchased a home within the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.

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