Drawing from Japanese and Midcentury Modern architecture, this house was designed to showcase an extensive art collection. A mix of natural materials, including redwood, limestone, oak and Bouquet Canyon stone, gives the house a dramatic appearance from the street.
Location: 818 N.
Asking price: $12.5 million
Year built: 1999
Architects: Leonardo Umansky, Ramiro Diaz-Granados
House size: Four bedrooms, six bathrooms, 9,302 square feet
Lot size: 19,132
Features: Retractable walls, glass doors, high ceilings, fireplaces in the living and family rooms, sculptured dining room ceiling, breakfast room, office, gym, art storage room, swimming pool, lawn
About the area: Last year, 316 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.83 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 5.7% decrease from 2011.
Agents: Steve Frankel, (310) 281-3981, and Craig Shapiro, (310) 777-6392, both with Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office.