Drive down Crescent or Linden Drive in Beverly Hills, and you’ll notice landmark estates that have left an indelible mark on the city’s history. On your right, a Neo-Classical mansion tucked behind private gates. On your left, a stately Tudor. Iconic architects such as Wallace Neff and Paul Williams established their names among these very palm tree-lined streets with their traditional-styled residential masterpieces built for wealthy Hollywood socialites during the 1920s and 1930s.
To this day, Georgian Revival architecture remains one of the prevalent historic architectural styles of Beverly Hills. Influenced by middle-class English residences, Georgian homes in America—and more pointedly, in Beverly Hills—took on more regal qualities with their sheer size and additions like formal entertaining spaces that were more in line with the affluent lifestyles of the day. These legendary homes convey instant glamour and sophistication—two qualities that are in abundance in a newly constructed manse that just hit the market for $24,995,000 USD.
Represented by Joyce Rey, Stephen Apelian and Christopher Damon of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the elegant estate rests on an approximately 27,000 square foot lot on one of the most desirable streets in the Beverly Hills Flats. The builder has paid homage to the classic architectural traditions of Beverly Hills by fusing both Georgian style and traditional elements to connect the home to the past.
A grand formal entry with a dramatic sweeping staircase, along with a gorgeous wood paneled library set a tone of refinement.
Large-scale rooms perfect have been thoughtfully designed for entertaining, yet intimate spaces have also been incorporated into the floorplan for more private moments.
A spacious gourmet kitchen with island, eat-up bar and breakfast room, all rendered with the most opulent of finishes, give it a sense of history while also bringing fully into the present. The spacious master suite with spa-like his- and hers- baths and retreat will satisfy most 21st century homeowners.
A large lower level theater, wine tasting room and game room offer plenty of opportunity for fun. (There’s also a gym on this level). The seven-bedroom, 14-bath home is fully wired for the future too, featuring smart home technology and every amenity imaginable.
The grounds themselves are beautiful and stately, with terraces and verandas overlooking a manicured lawn, gardens and pool.
For more information on this modern day Georgian on Alta Drive, visit www.coldwellbankerhomes.com. Joyce Rey can be reached at (310) 285-7529. Stephen Apelian can be reached at (310) 281-4584. Christopher Damon can be reached at (310) 230-2427.