Home of the Week: City-to-ocean views in Beverly Hills

Sited on a ridge top with city-to-ocean views, this Craftsman-exterior home was designed for its previous owner, actor

James Woods

. 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

Asking price:


Previously sold:

In 2002 for $5 million

Year built:


House size:

Three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size:

Nearly an acre


Stone and oak floors, five fireplaces,

media room,

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.

Listing agent:

Aaron Kirman, Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, (310) 858-5479

—Lauren Beale

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