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: 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
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