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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.

Location:

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1520 Gilcrest Drive, Beverly Hills 90210

Asking price:

$9,995,000

Previously sold:

In 2002 for $5 million

Year built:

1996

House size:

Three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size:

Nearly an acre

Features:

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

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos on a CD, written permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to Lauren Beale, Business, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Send questions to homeoftheweek@latimes.com. To see more photos of this and previously featured homes, go to latimes.com/realestate.
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