Bringing to mind a timeless English country manor or—more fittingly—the glamorous estates of Hollywood’s golden age, this impressive 11,706-square-foot residence in a convenient central Beverlywood location epitomizes a uniquely modern combination of traditional elegance with contemporary comforts and conveniences.
Beverlywood, California | Marc Noah, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
Refinement is the order of the day here, just minutes from Cheviot Hills, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip. It begins with a handsome brick façade, diamond-paned windows, gambreled rooflines, and ogee arches framing windows and doors. In the foyer, a gracefully curving stairway with an elaborate wood railing links two of the three levels. Throughout, flooring is appropriately august—from eye-catching stone tile with contrasting inlays to regal parquetry—while ceilings soar, chandeliers dazzle, and wainscoting and other millwork exhibits clean classic lines.
A floor plan this vast—conceived by revered area architect Ken Ungar—practically begs for grand gatherings and festive fêtes. The formal living room is warmed by a stone fireplace—one of four in the home—while the formal dining room accommodates a crowd with ease. Cooks and guests will appreciate the roomy kitchen and its stainless-steel appliances, cream-toned wood cabinetry, stone countertops, farmhouse sinks, and oversized island with counter seating. In the more-relaxed but resolutely stylish family room, a fully equipped wet bar is steps away, and floor-to-ceiling pocket doors disappear, giving way to a covered patio and the backyard. A well-outfitted theater and a sizeable game and billiards room beckon from the lower level.
Peaceful privacy is also easily enjoyed, of course, in the home’s generous bedrooms and a stately office, den, or study with richly hued coffered ceilings and a gas fireplace. The primary suite is a resort-caliber oasis featuring a spacious bedroom with a fireplace, two baths and walk-in closets, and a private balcony gazing out over the treetops toward the sparkling city skyline. The residence offers five additional bedroom suites with walk-in closets, desks, window seats with convenient storage, and other thoughtful built-ins. An upper-level lounge provides a comfortable space for secluded relaxation and entertainment.
The property comprises two lots and is one of only three estates of such substantial scale in Beverlywood. The grounds are an all-encompassing refuge allowing for effortless indoor-outdoor entertaining with its hypnotically lush landscaping and flora, refreshing swimming pool and spa, sun-washed terrace, sports court, and alfresco kitchen with built-in grill, refrigerator, and sink. Other highlights include a gym, a sauna, a steamshower, a 24-foot-wide two-car garage, and a driveway offering additional parking for the vehicles of visitors who will surely clamor for an invitation to this dazzling, diverting oasis.