Home of the Week: Hollywood Hills Stunner

Since the beginning of real estate time, there has been one element that trumps all others in LA and that is the view. It’s no secret that every high-end residential developer in town knows that the way to an affluent Angeleno’s heart is through a jawdropping panorama sweeping across the city skyline. That’s certainly the case with developer Jay Belson’s latest creation in Hollywood Hills. Designed by renowned architects Shubin + Donaldson with sleek interiors by Michael Palumbo, Belson spent over two years crafting the masterpiece property and it definitely shows. Combining stunning architectural design, the finest materials, and the highest level of workmanship, no sophisticated buyer can resist this exceptional turnkey opportunity.

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From the moment you step inside the 4,600-square-foot residence, you are welcomed into an expansive, open space that arouses the eye at every turn. A living room, family area, open dining area and kitchen all flow together for seamless entertaining, with the LA skyline as the backdrop.

“The vision was to create a stunning contemporary home, with large glass windows stretching out to one of the best views in Los Angeles and a seamless indoor/outdoor living style,” says Belson. “It was built for a couple who loves entertaining at the highest level. From the adult living spaces overlooking the city lights to the decks and balconies practically off each room, it represents the classic LA lifestyle.”

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The chef’s kitchen — open yet warm — provides the next “wow” moment, with beautiful black marble, a waterfall center island, and Miele and Viking stainless steel appliances, all overlooking the city.

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Thanks to Palumbo’s thoughtful vision, there is a symphony of clean lines, glossy surfaces and artful finishes throughout the residence. Five bedrooms and four baths encompass an upper-level en suite guest bedroom and a sprawling master suite with private terrace overlooking promontory city views, a large walk-in-closet and luxurious bath.

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The lower-level bonus room, infinity edge pool and spa, large sun terrace also create more opportunity for social connection, all capitalizing on the unobstructed 270-views of downtown, Century City, and westward to the ocean.

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Beyond that, the residence incorporates smart home features — “so the homeowners can use their iPhones to turn on all the features, from lights and music to TVs, pool lights and spa, before they walk in the door.”

8931 St Ives Drive is offered at $12,995,000 by Victor Kaminoff of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Beverly Hills South.