Final penthouses at the Beverly West in Westwood hit the market


The final residences at the Beverly West, an exclusive 35-unit condominium tower in Westwood, are now for sale ... but be prepared to open your wallet.

The penthouses — with prices starting at $23 million — occupy the top floors of the high-rise. Each residence, designed to be unique, features curated materials, a distinct color palette and its own persona.

“We’ve tried to personalize each unit and craft every little detail,” said building project manager Eric Jencks. “Everyone who lives here has a home that’s a real reflection of them.”


Of the 35 residences in the entire tower, only a few are duplicates, and those that are duplicates were done so by request.

But to lure the celebrities, moguls and business titans of the world, it takes a certain cachet, which is something Jencks believes the penthouses have.

“We created what we thought are the most probable personality types of the buyers,” Jencks said. “With each one of the penthouses, we tried to accentuate the individuality.”

On the 18th floor is “The Mogul,” which was designed with darker notes to give it a rich, masculine feel. Two floors above, “The Collector” caters to the art aficionado with lighter tones and wide gallery walls. “The Musician” and “The Producer,” occupying the top two floors, have their own themes.

Offered fully furnished, all of the units have different flavors of Italian stone floors, designer kitchens, imported wide-plank oak floors and custom millwork. Furnishings were procured from such upscale retailers as Giorgetti, Armani/Casa and John Pomp Studios. Even the plumbing fixtures bear the name of high-end brands. Direct elevator access comes standard.


Walls of floor-to-ceiling windows survey spectacular views in every direction: to the south, the downtown cityscape, ocean and South Bay, and to the north, the Los Angeles Country Club, the hills of Bel-Air and Beverly Hills.

The 360-degree views are both unparalleled and a major draw, said Hilton & Hyland co-founder Jeff Hyland, who holds the listings with Bill Simpson and Susan Pekich. They are also a feature that may be hard to come by in the years to come.

“The views are breathtaking,” Hyland said. “Whatever [new towers] are built here in the future are going to have a good portion of view loss. In that regard, Beverly West stands alone.”

Four of the five penthouses are 8,215-square-foot units, with the last measuring 7,975 square feet. The floor plans are either a three-bedroom, four-bathroom layout or four bedrooms and three bathrooms. All include two powder rooms.

The penthouses hit the market on the heels of one exiting before it was made publicly available. Real estate executive Richard Lewis, who was among the first buyers in the 22-story building when it opened its doors in 2012, paid $21 million for the penthouse on the 19th floor. As part of the deal, Lewis traded in his previous residence there for the unit, called “The Entertainer.”

L.A. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres are among former residents.

Developed by giant United Arab Emirates real estate company Emaar Properties, the building features a 24-hour concierge, a gym and a saltwater swimming pool among amenities. On the rooftop is a helipad.