Sited on a ridge top with city-to-ocean views, this Craftsman-exterior home was designed for its previous owner, actor
. Inside, architect Lise Claiborne Matthews created the element of surprise with light-filled, contemporary interiors and bands of inlaid mahogany on the walls that wrap around corners, climb, dip, narrow and broaden from room to room.
1520 Gilcrest Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
In 2002 for $5 million
Three bedrooms, four bathrooms
Nearly an acre
Stone and oak floors, five fireplaces,
library, gym, swimming pool, ponds, mature sycamores and pines
About the area:
In the first half of the year, 131 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2,726,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 2.5% increase from the median during the first half of 2010.
Aaron Kirman, Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, (310) 858-5479