Joyce Rey On The Luxurious Real Estate in Southern California

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Southern California has experienced some of its most explosive growth thanks to the real estate industry. With hundreds of miles of coastline, rolling hills in the basin, and soaring mountain ranges, this geographically-blessed region offers ample locations for luxurious real estate. Whether your preference is the privacy of a mountain retreat, the fast-paced energy of the urban center, or a peacefully secluded country estate, Southern California has luxurious options for every taste.

Greater Los Angeles is unique in its rich variety of neighborhoods, each with its own feel. You can live nearly anywhere in the city and be close to upscale, world-class amenities. If you work in Hollywood or Downtown Los Angeles you can live in the Hollywood Hills or the classic upscale neighborhood of Hancock Park. If your employer is on the west side, look no further than Bel Air or Brentwood.

Modern Gated Style In Beverly Park

From Arts and Crafts to Spanish Revival, many styles of architecture have become closely associated with Southern California’s residential areas. Of these ubiquitous building styles, Modernism may be the most quintessentially “Los Angeles” style. Due to its mild weather and ample sunshine, there are few places more suited for outdoor living and open floor plans than Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.


A great example of a luxury Modernist residence is the guard gated estate designed by Richard Landry at 72 Beverly Park. This home is set on a private parcel in the Santa Monica Mountains, overlooking the city of Beverly Hills and the rest of the west side. Built on a nearly seven-acre lot, the property offers plenty of space for recreation and relaxation. Outside, this modern estate includes many amenities such as a tennis court, swimming pool, gazebo, and a spa.

The contemporary residence has an open-layout design with glass walls and large rooms, allowing for ample natural lighting. At around 20,000 square feet of space, this 11-bedroom, 18-bathroom home is accompanied by an additional 6,000 square feet guest house. The two structures are connected by a steel-columned bridge.

Protecting Bel Air

As we post this brief article, I am sure I am not alone in feeling deep gratitude to the firefighters who are working so valiantly to save the Westside neighborhoods we love. In the face of tremendous danger, they work non-stop to protect our homes and contain the damage we never want to imagine. Thanks to their efforts, my listing at 1116 Linda Flora is safe from the fires and remain one of the best values in Bel Air.

Joyce Rey is the exclusive agent representing the Beverly Hills, California real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listing here.

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