From sprawling residential compounds high atop the soaring Santa Monica Mountains to a world-renowned district known as Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills is a city defined by luxury. This mid-size enclave in the heart of Los Angeles was first settled with the intention of building oil wells. However, it quickly transitioned into its modern form, becoming an oasis for the city’s wealthiest residents. Thanks to its location within the pop-culture and entertainment capital of the world, there are few places as well-known for upscale living as the city of Beverly Hills. The city offers the finest public services with great schools police and fire departments
While the classic Federal-style mansion behind tall hedges and gates is what most people probably envision when thinking of Beverly Hills, it is home to many other timeless luxury residences. These homes come in many different sizes and architectural styles, from exciting contemporary modern design to classic Mediterranean villas, as well as, traditional East Coast architecture. No matter what your preference in luxury real estate is, Beverly Hills has a property that will satisfy your tastes.
Stunning Modernism of 72 Beverly Park Drive
Southern California is well-known for its role in the development of modernist residential architecture, with Richard Neutra, Rudolf M. Schindler and more having worked extensively in the region. With clean lines and a focus on construction materials like glass and reinforced concrete, the open layouts of modernist homes is perfect for the sun-soaked Los Angeles weather.
The property at 72 Beverly Park Drive is a perfect example of luxurious contemporary design. Located within the well-regarded, gated Beverly Park community, this residence offers views of the rolling hillside and the breathtaking city below. Despite the private location, it’s just a short trip to Mulholland Drive, a scenic thoroughfare that provides direct access to the 405, Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and the 101.
Boasting an impressive 20,000 square feet on nearly seven acres of property, the Richard Landry-designed home has 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. The residence features modernist staples like glass walls, brilliantly painted finishes and an open layout. The sprawling estate also has a guest house with over 6,000 square feet of space. On the spacious grounds is a well-manicured grass lawn, mature palm trees, a gazebo, plus a pool and spa.
Rocky Mountain High in Southern California
The diverse housing stock of Beverly Hills offers home buyers who want luxury living in an outdoorsy setting with many unique options. One example is the charming Aspen-influenced home at 9528 Dalegrove Drive. This secluded property is located on a hilltop, offering 240-degree views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. Located just off Coldwater Canyon Drive, the long driveway ensures privacy as it passes through lush deciduous and pine landscapes. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was recently renovated and features interior design and decorating work from the award-winning Melinda Ritz.
The Aspen-inspired design is highlighted by wide arches, exposed beams, and dark-wood flooring. Large windows add to the rustic contemporary influence while introducing plenty of natural light. The home features a fireplace, wine storage for over a 1000 bottles, a wet bar, a center-island kitchen with a ceiling skylight, farmhouse sink, and Viking appliances. Outside, the home is surrounded by soothing waterfalls, tranquil landscaping, and a one-of-a-kind saltwater pool.
Charming Luxury in the Flats of Beverly Hills
An extremely rare double lot in the flats offers an incredible opportunity to own your own 1.2 acre private park. The 10,000 square foot Mediterranean-style residence is available for only the second time in over 60 years. Designed by renowned architect Peter Choate, the property includes a guest house, lap pool, and sports court.
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