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An aura of timeless refinement and glamour fills this marvelous estate in Beverly Hills. Hidden at the end of a private gated drive, the unparalleled three-acre retreat comprises a four-bedroom main residence, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a conservatory, a championship tennis court, an entertainer’s lounge, a pool and pool house, and spectacularly vibrant and colorful park-like grounds—all with views of the city skyline, the canyon, and the majestic Pacific Ocean.
Beverly Hills, California | The Cilic Group, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage
The home has been updated and curated by one of the country’s most respected interior designers, Michael S. Smith, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest. Its warm, inviting interiors combine traditional details, elements of comfortable practicality, and unexpected romantic flourishes—all of which highlight the exceptional architecture. Grand entertaining is effortless indoors and out, thanks to a formal living room—which boasts a ceiling accented with ornate Georgian plaster fretwork, an antique limestone fireplace, and French doors opening to the grounds—and a formal dining room with unique Zuber wall coverings and French doors giving way to a breezy terrace. Steps away, the light-filled gourmet kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances and a charming breakfast room with a striking vaulted ceiling. In the well-appointed library wing, lofty coffered ceilings feature hand-stenciled embellishments, walls are paneled in richly hued pine, a marble fireplace provides warmth and ambience, and bookcases and cabinetry are custom. A contemplative office space in this wing has its own entrance, making it suitable for serving as an additional bedroom. No less stalwartly classical and stylish are a foyer with a striking wood-beamed ceiling; a salon or office with an antique Chinese wallpaper panel, sage-green glazed millwork, an elegant fireplace, and a hidden bar; a handsome billiards room; and a delightful family room.
Flooded with lovely light, the upper-level owner’s suite encompasses a bedroom and sitting area with oak floors and serene views, two generous walk-in closets, and a lavish bath with marble countertops, a soaking tub, a sauna, and a separate shower. Two guest suites complete the second level, and a third is located above the family room.
Tucked amid the trees of a lush canyon, the estate’s two-story guesthouse accommodates visitors with two restful one-bedroom suites, while the window-wrapped conservatory enjoys delightfully verdant views and a wonderful glow from its vaulted skylight.
Esteemed landscape architect Christine London—whose horticulture-based work combines the classic and the contemporary—designed the grounds. Towering trees, swaths of green lawn, a heated gazebo for dining and appreciating sunsets, meandering gravel paths, stately stairways, limestone-paved walkways, multiple fountains, and an idyllic four-season garden combine to create a sanctuary of true beauty, tranquility, and seclusion.
The estate encourages a variety of activities—including hiking within the property’s boundaries—and affords ultimate flexibility and versatility. Surrounded by a sun-washed patio, the refreshing swimming pool and spa allow for carefree outdoor relaxation. The nearby pool house and fanciful pool pavilion—designed by globally recognized architect Oscar Shamamian—feature stately columns and an outdoor fireplace, allowing for alfresco enjoyment year-round. The championship tennis court is accompanied by a viewing loggia with a bar and a bath. Beneath the court is an entertainer’s lounge that offers a professional-caliber theater, a bar, a second billiards room, an office, a recording studio, and a golf simulator. Consummately private and self-sufficient, the gated compound also includes ample parking, a gym, a manager’s office, and a wine cellar. This is a rare opportunity to own an unprecedented property in one of the most coveted locations in the country.