As far back as the silent film era, the iconic residences of the Hollywood Hills have been home to noteworthy members of the entertainment industries. That esteemed and storied locale is the site of this very private modern villa, which combines the trappings of classic Mediterranean design with the clean lines, sophisticated style, and desirable amenities of top-tier contemporary living—not to mention some of the most enviable views in Southern California.
Los Angeles, California | Jory Burton & Heather Shorr, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
Hallmarks of the 8,385-square-foot home range from oversized glass doors and windows to magnificent archways, richly hued hardwood floors, and handsome ironwork and brick. Beyond a foyer boasting truly soaring ceilings lie spaces sure to appeal to entertainers, who will revel in a living room with a beamed ceilings and a sculptural plaster fireplace; a stately formal dining room with striking embossed tin ceiling panels; a wine lounge with a wall of glass and extensive storage for nearly 200 bottles; an elegant kitchen with Miele appliances, including a range with a pot filler and a dramatic hood; a relaxed family room with a pitched ceiling and a sweeping vista; and of course—this is Hollywood, after all—a screening room.
The home’s six bedroom suites include staff quarters. The owner’s suite is a bright private aerie with a lofty ceiling, a warming fireplace, and three sets of French doors opening to a covered iron-railed balcony with a stunning view that sweeps past the pool terrace below and over the surrounding roof and treetops to the city skyline in the distance. The suite’s lavish bath features an oversized glass-walled shower and a serene soaking tub set beside a sunny window.
The pièce de resistance, however, is the expansive hillside terrace, where views stretch from downtown to the Santa Monica Bay. This alluring alfresco space offers a lengthy infinity-edge swimming pool, a relaxing spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a built-in fire table. A translucent railing ensures that the views—some of the country’s most romantic and iconic—remain uninterrupted.