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Private Beverly Hills Estate – $9,750,000

Private Beverly Hills Estate – $9,750,000

Private Beverly Hills Estate – $9,750,000
June 05
10:04 2012

Private Beverly Hills Estate

1133 Miradero Road, Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90210

Set atop a promontory with total privacy and unobstructed views from downtown to the ocean and then back over to the Getty.  Stunning landscaped grounds include mature trees that provide just enough privacy and also frame the rare 180-degree glittering view of Los Angeles.  Focusing on spatial and material subtlety the house approaches architecture with a spirit of inquiry and optimism, embracing simple and contextually responsive solutions that are thoughtfully detailed and rigorously executed.

Set on this dramatically elevated spur of land overlooking the Los Angeles basin, a set of carefully arranged planes and volumes comprise a modernist residence for a family or single lifestyle.  Referred to as “the jewel box” owing to its finely articulated detailing, the house expresses its quiet luxury through white terrazzo floors, black walnut wall paneling, and imported limestone.

A masterpiece by John Bertram, a renowned Southern California Architect whose portfolio includes million-dollar restorations of historic Neutra homes, including the Brown and Hammerman Houses in Bel-Air.  Known as a scholar and thoughtful interpreter by the act of taking apart and rebuilding the master’s houses has helped John to understand why and how they were designed and built.

Fortress-like at the front entrance, then opens up wonderfully with even more vigor and imagination to a large backyard environment with a first class view.  Built on a nice flat pad the owners added 25 plus caissons to help continue the sprawling lawn outward toward the view.  This is rare engineering feet for any promontory property especially within the strict building codes in Beverly Hills proper.

 

There’s a sense of dynamic animation with stacked roof-lines that have deep eaves and steel fascia trimming.  Dramatic structural walls jut out into the landscape with multiple bands of cornered windows.  The property has a feeling of a cube shaped house that is flying out of control and unraveling into space.  Subtle asymmetry is balanced and carefully calibrated with very specific views and opening to the outside that is an homage to Neutra.

Designed in the International Style and using a palette of smooth coat stucco, steel, terrazzo, cork, walnut and glass, the rooms are visually seamless architectural elements that offer an array of quietly surprising details.  Among them, floor to ceiling walnut panels, moving walls of glass, pocket doors and wide-view windows with concealed frames

The house channels the Neutra spirit with touches including a sculptural staircase with floating terrazzo treads and a floating limestone wall with display niches lined in walnut.  A sun drenched master bedroom with minimalist light displays and exploding city views.

This is LEED certified home of the 21st Century.  Solar panels feed the property and honeycombed heating convection flooring atomically senses an increase or decrease in the homes temperature and adjusts accordingly year-round.  Built using green technology, utilizing solar power, and the highest efficiency products, appliances and technology available and low water/minimal maintenance landscaping.  Lutron lighting and shade system, fully wired for sound in all common areas.  House was built to own with the highest quality construction and materials with no expense spared.

Price: $9,750,000
Size: n/a
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
Specialty Items: Unobstructed Views, Landscaped Grounds, Designed by John Bertram, Moving Walls of Glass, Green Technology.
Address: 1133 Miradero Road, Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90210

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