The city of Beverly Hills abounds with exclusive luxury real estate. For decades it has earned a reputation as one of the country’s premier real estate destinations. Located on Los Angeles’ westside, Beverly Hills has a plethora of mansions in unique neighborhoods, from the classic luxury of The Flats to Beverly Park’s soaring urban and natural views. This prestige has earned the city a place within the “Platinum Triangle,” along with the two Los Angeles neighborhoods of Holmby Hills and Bel Air.
Beverly Hills is advantageously located within the Los Angeles Basin. It’s a short drive from beach cities like Malibu, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey to the west, and to the east are business districts like Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, and Mid-Wilshire. The city experiences an abundance of sunshine while its proximity to the coast provides pleasant ocean breezes. Beverly Hills isn’t just located close to amazing amenities; the city itself boasts world-class dining and shopping in its bustling central business district along Wilshire Boulevard.
Classic Southern California Mediterranean Luxury in The Flats
Beverly Hills has a long history of luxurious homes. From the early 20th century after its founders built the Beverly Hills Hotel, this centrally-located city has attracted some of the most opulent homes in Southern California. Mansions like Greenacres, the Beverly House, and Greystone Mansion are just a few of the many famous residences dotting the foothills.
North of Beverly Hills’ bustling central business district, across the world-famous Sunset Boulevard, is a historic, high-end neighborhood known as The Flats. One of the oldest parts of the city, the lots in The Flats are typically smaller than the newer properties to the north. While the properties are smaller they feature some of the most appealing, historic residential architecture in the region.
Recently sold, the property at 706 North Canon Drive is an exception with its “double lot” of 1.2 acres and an expansive, park-like yard. The home was designed in a Mediterranean style by acclaimed architect Peter Choate and has plenty of curb appeal thanks to lush landscaping across the property.
Many of the most exclusive homes in Beverly Hills rarely hit the market. That’s certainly the case with this gorgeous Mediterranean-influenced home on North Canon. With its large lot size, inspired architectural design, and prestigious address within Beverly Hills, it’s no surprise that this is only the second time in 60 years it’s been for sale.
Privacy and Modernity in Beverly Park
Those who value privacy above all should look no further than the hillside neighborhood of Beverly Park. While not technically within Beverly Hills city limits, this Los Angeles neighborhood carries a Beverly Hills Post Office address within the iconic 90210 zip code. Just south of the peaks of the Santa Monica Mountain Range and immediately to the west of the expansive Franklin Canyon Park, Beverly Park is one of the most secluded neighborhoods of the city.
Lovers of modern architecture, great views, and privacy without having to sacrifice the comforts of the city will find 72 Beverly Park Drive to be the ideal home. It was designed by Richard Landry of Landry Design Group, who gave it clean lines, an open floor plan, and large glass walls for a contemporary appearance.
72 Beverly Park has 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms over its expansive 20,000 square feet of space. In addition to the main residence there is a 6,100-square-foot guest house connected by a steel-columned bridge. The structures sit on a nearly seven-acre lot featuring a paddle tennis court, large fountain, pool and spa, and gazebo. Verdant lawns and mature palms give the property an appealing appearance that complements its modern architecture.
Towering Views Atop the Santa Monica Mountains
Not far from the historic grounds of Greystone Mansion, this Beverly Hills property on Ridgecrest Drive sits high atop its own mountain peak. Perched on a ridge within the Santa Monica Mountains, it shares a property line with the famous residence built by Edward Doheny for his son. The Ridgecrest Drive property is currently developed with a pair of residences; according to Crest Development it might support the construction of up to three additional 30,000-square-foot homes.
The secluded property is at the end of a long, private drive and surrounded by large metal gates. Despite this privacy the estate is just a short drive from Sunset Boulevard and the city below. At nearly seven acres, this property offers plenty of outdoor space with lush landscaping, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
The luxurious amenities of both homes on Ridgecrest Drive are world-class, but perhaps the most impressive feature is the panoramic views from this private mountaintop location itself. From the top of this ridge, iconic neighborhoods like Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Miracle Mile, and the Sunset Strip can be seen. Further to the east beyond the skyscrapers of downtown, the towering, often snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains and Mount Baldy loom in the distance.
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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