Canyon Luxury, Design Perfection
In a region that’s famous for world-renowned luxury neighborhoods like Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles and Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills, some amazing neighborhoods fly under the radar. With its wondrous natural beauty, convenient location to important hubs, and an abundant luxury housing stock replete with architectural gems, Benedict Canyon is a hidden treasure of Southern California.
Benedict Canyon is located within the Beverly Hills Postal Code area of Los Angeles, carrying the prestigious 90210 area code. It’s also home to many of the region’s most artfully-crafted luxury homes. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfare is Benedict Canyon Drive, which runs from the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills north through the Santa Monica Mountains and ends at Mulholland Drive. The highly-sought-after location of Benedict Canyon has great access to many of the finest amenities Los Angeles has to offer.
Design Perfection in Beverly Hills
Nestled deep within the Santa Monica Mountains is a stunning home that represents the Benedict Canyon neighborhood at its best. Located at 2552 Benedict Canyon Drive, this Traditional-style home was built in 1957. It features a flawless exterior design that’s been well-complemented by a fully redesigned interior.
The redesign was done by renowned local interior decorator Donna Livingston, who’s worked on homes in the Hamptons, New York City, Palm Desert, and Las Vegas. Her design choices are a natural fit for this stylish yet sophisticated home. By filling the living spaces with abundant light, its classic architectural flourishes like vaunted ceilings and fireplaces are well-complemented.
The single-story residence has over 3,000 square feet of living space, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Much of the home features beautiful hardwood floors, while the bedrooms are carpeted. This beautiful home has. Unlike most homes, this residence features two separate luxurious master suites. One of the bedroom suites includes a cozy fireplace that gives warmth and character to the room.
The presidential suite is an even more luxurious experience, including a custom walk-in closet with ample storage for clothing and footwear. Along with the detached soaking tub in the bathroom, the presidential bedroom suite has everything you need after a long day of shopping on Rodeo Drive, which is just a few minutes down the hill. Both master bedroom suites open directly to the back patio through exquisite plate-glass double French doors, which provide excellent natural lighting.
Ideal Hosting Home
The home on Benedict Canyon Dr. is more like a five-star resort than a typical home thanks to its incredible amenities. Set on a spacious two-thirds acre property, this home is ideal for outdoor entertaining. Your guests enter the home through an eye-catching signature red door into the stylish and luxurious living room. Like the master suites, this charming and comfortable living room features large windowed double doors that open directly to the enticing outdoor spaces.
The unique location of this property offers even more privacy than the average home in Benedict Canyon. The rear of the lot backs up to a steep hillside and the dense foliage around the rest of the perimeter keeps your backyard completely private from neighbors and the street. The immaculate landscaping includes two private two private gardens and a staircase leading up the property’s west-facing slope.
The mild year-round weather of Southern California allows for outdoor entertaining any time. This Benedict Canyon home takes full advantage with several features that make it the perfect location for hosting outdoor events. Some of the most notable aspects of the backyard include a romantic, secluded lounge area, fire pit for winter gatherings, and the gorgeous connected pool and spa surrounded by a stone-paved patio. No matter the season, this home is ready for hosting.
The state-of-the-art kitchen is a great place to prepare an impressive spread for your next dinner soiree. At its center is an oversized kitchen island, which adds seating and kitchen storage. Top of the line appliances like a stove and range top by Wolfare complemented by countertops made from elegant Carrera marble. The dining room flows directly from the kitchen, perfect for socializing during a dinner party or brunch.
An Unbeatable Location
Yet another major advantage of living in Benedict Canyon is access to world-class amenities in Los Angeles. From shopping to dining, Benedict Canyon is a short drive away from many of the city’s most popular destinations like downtown Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, and Sherman Oaks. The beaches of Malibu are nearby and the many opportunities for recreation in the Santa Monica Mountains are literally in your backyard.
Luxury home buyers seeking the best of Beverly Hills should look no further than the stunning home at 2552 Benedict Canyon Dr. With a redesigned interior, simple-yet-elegant Traditional architecture, unbeatable privacy, and gorgeous natural setting, this home is everything someone in the market for a luxury home in Los Angeles should be looking for.
Photos courtesy of Joyce Rey