The many layers of designer Barbara Barry’s Beverly Hills home
Renowned designer Barbara Barry has listed her home in Beverly Hills for sale at $6.995 million — offering a glimpse inside the residence that has served as her personal design laboratory of sorts for nearly a decade.
Tucked behind hedges and gates, the villa-style home is fronted by a motor court. The broad front of the house is reached by tapered steps that end at double doors flanked by a pair of oval windows. Rows of double-casement windows and French doors with black shutters and juliet balconies wrap the exterior.
Inside, the 5,000 square feet of refined space offers a lesson in Barry’s signature touch. Layers of pale colors and subtle textures combine with furniture from her licensed collections to create an atmosphere that is as soothing as it is restrained. Art deco molding harks back to the home’s 1940s roots.
A circular foyer, formal living and dining rooms, a family room, a library and a chef’s kitchen with a large marble-topped island reside on the main floor. Front and rear staircases connect the two-story home.
Upstairs, the master suite comprises a series of intimate spaces. There’s a small sitting area with a marble fireplace, an office and a spa-like bathroom that overlooks the grounds. A boutique-inspired walk-in closet sits hidden behind a bedroom wall, and French doors open to a private terrace.
There are four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in all.
Outdoors, a sea of green landscaping washes over various patios, sitting areas and an oval swimming pool. A two-car garage sits off the entrance to the home.
Thomas Glabman of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, and Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties share the listing. The house can be purchased furnished for $8 million.
Barry is an award-winning interior designer, who formed Barbara Incorporated in 1985. She is the author of “Barbara Barry: Around Beauty.”
She bought the house nine years ago for $5.44 million.
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