Luxury Defined – Rolls-Royce Ghost at The Bradbury Estate in Southern California

Luxury Defined - Rolls-Royce Ghost at The Bradbury Estate in Southern California

The Rolls-Royce Ghost elegantly defines elite automotive luxury with incredibly advanced technology and a heritage of perfection that stands true to the finest values and principles encapsulated by this, the most famous of automotive icons. 

On May 4, 1904, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time over lunch at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. On that day, they agreed to start producing and selling cars under the name Rolls-Royce.

“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design It.” – Sir Henry Royce

Spurred by the inspiring words of their founder, Rolls-Royce has become the definition of supreme quality, effortless performance, and the very pinnacle of automotive luxury.

Rolls-Royce is a very traditional company with a reputation of having the world’s most discerning customers that expect only the best. Having a design philosophy of sparing no effort or overlooking no detail to create a masterpiece, Rolls-Royce has consistently defined automotive luxury.

This is the same philosophy that inspired Donald Abbey, CEO of The Abbey Company, to create The Bradbury Estate in Southern California. Both The Bradbury Estate and the Rolls-Royce Ghost invite you to step into another world, a world of perfection.

With meticulous attention to detail, The Bradbury Estate rivals the bespoke fundamentals of Rolls-Royce with a design philosophy of incredible determination to strive for perfection that literally has no limit to what can be achieved.

This estate is the crown jewel of the exclusive and affluent gated Bradbury Estates community. The Palladian neo-classical $78.8 million Bradbury Estate was designed on a grand scale in a setting that offers tranquil peace and serenity.

With a main residence of over 30,000 sq. ft. and other structures on the sprawling 8-acre property totaling over 47,000 sq. ft, the estate is unrivaled with the unsurpassed perfection of its design details and features.

The exquisite grounds of the estate compound include an astounding 350,000 gallon infinity edge pool, a subterranean shooting range, and a one-of-a-kind temperature controlled trout pound with a waterfall that was created at a cost exceeding $8 million. The magnificent residence combines unparalleled privacy with modern elegance and opulent luxury.

“Take the best that exists and make it better.” – Sir Henry Royce.

Ghost is the essence of Rolls-Royce in its simplest, purest form. It sums up perfectly what the company set out to achieve, a vehicle encapsulating the richness of the Rolls-Royce experience.

An engineering marvel, Ghost is the quickest Rolls-Royce production vehicle ever with a 563hp twin turbo v-12 engine and an eight-speed transmission that propels the 5,500lb vehicle from 0-60mph in under 5 seconds and to a quarter mile in just under 13 seconds.

Meant to be more of a drivers car, the luxury Rolls-Royce Ghost offers all the elegance and refinement you’ve come to expect from the marque, along with the latest in automotive technology and a ride that can only be described as whisper quiet.

During a test drive of the Ghost, Jay Leno even commented “that it is probably the quietest vehicle he has ever driven.”

Designed for luxury motoring pleasure that satisfies all the senses, the sumptuous leather interior has exotic veneer wood accents and chrome details put together in a beautiful mix to create an impressively grand interior.

The interior experience is one without equal, delivered on the original ethos of Sir Henry Royce – to strive for perfection in everything Rolls-Royce does. Having the Rolls-Royce reputation of possessing some of the finest interiors of any luxury automobile, the Ghost doesn’t disappoint with a neo-classic theme that perfectly blends traditional elements with impressive high-tech features that would even surprise the most tech savvy luxury customer.

“Simplicity is the hardest design principle to follow.” – Ian Cameraon, Chief Designer, Rolls-Royce

The principle of delivering simplicity out of complexity runs throughout Ghost with a design embracing grace and ease of presence without being imposing or overstated. Discerning customers have certain requirements in the elite class of luxury vehicles and Rolls-Royce delivers beyond expectations with the Ghost.

Brilliantly put together in a combination that is quiet, smooth, and fast, the Rolls-Royce Ghost redefines the meaning of automotive luxury.

“Ghost is designed to be an escape from the outside world.” – Alan Sheppard, Head of Interior Design, Rolls-Royce

The essence of luxury is to provide the overall impression of exclusivity as if you are cocooned in your own private sanctuary from the outside world. Both the Rolls-Royce Ghost and The Bradbury Estate rise to this level of realization.

Sir Henry Royce was a workaholic, perfectionist, and a man for whom any form of compromise was unacceptable. His famous cri de coeur, “strive for perfection in everything you do,” still echoes around the halls in the home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on the Goodwood Estate where every Rolls-Royce vehicle is hand built today in West-Sussex, England.

What makes a Rolls-Royce a Rolls-Royce, is simple… perfection.

Perfection takes dedication and time. That is why it takes several weeks to manufacture a Rolls-Royce and that is also why it took a decade to complete The Bradbury Estate. Both can truly be considered as the epitome of unrivaled modern luxury.

More than a decade in the making, The Bradbury Estate is “the pinnacle, the best of the best,” said Bob Hurwitz, President of Beverly Hills-based Hurwitz James Company.

“In over 30 years of listing and selling some of the most spectacular luxury estates ever on the market, I’ve never seen such attention to detail and finishes. It was built with incredible taste.”

For many, the car you drive or the estate you own is a measure of personal success; however, affluence does not define luxury.

Luxury can be defined by expanding the boundaries of ordinary living and by definition, it means something that appears to be the best of whatever it represents.

Both the Rolls-Royce Ghost and The Bradbury Estate make a bold statement of luxury.

The Bradbury Estate’s striking setting, extraordinary architecture, and magnificent elegance put it at the top of the very finest luxury estate offerings in the world today. Architected with aesthetic beauty and a perfect blend of formality and livability, The Bradbury Estate was designed with the inspiration of perfection that permeates throughout Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s pinnacle luxury brands.

Together the Rolls-Royce Ghost and the Bradbury Estate share a common vision of exquisite design that is executed to perfection.


Co-Founder & President

New Westminster, BC, Canada
Kris Cyganiak is the co-founder of The Pinnacle List, with his son, Marcus Anthony. His keen interest in architectural photography and his passion for luxury real estate marketing led him to create The Pinnacle List as a spectacular visual presentation of luxury real estate and lifestyles around the world. Kris has been directly involved in the online marketing of some of the most expensive luxury properties in North America, including The Razor Residence in La Jolla, California, Castello della Costa d’Oro in Cambria, California, along with The Bradbury Estate in California, and Shelter Island Estate in Montana, plus has been involved with luxury event marketing programs involving Aston Martin and Roll-Royce. Over the past three decades, Kris has gained extensive experience in the fields of property, sales, and marketing management. As a luxury real estate agent in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Kris’ unique perspective on the home selling and buying process, along with his global expertise at The Pinnacle List, has given him a wealth of critical knowledge for marketing and promoting luxury real estate to an international audience.


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