Home of the Day: A Mediterranean-style estate offers Beverly Hills lifestyle


A contemporary Mediterranean-style estate romances modern living with Hollywood Regency finishes and elegant high-end amenities. Limestone floors, sweeping stairways, soaring ceilings and glittering crystal chandeliers define a very private property with the drama and proportion befitting the ZIP Code.

With its designs for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining, guests won’t soon forget the grandeur of the home — the tropical salt-water lagoon or water slide — but you may have difficulty getting them to leave.

Address: 1181 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, 90210

Price: $16,995,000

Built: 2004

Lot size: 50,731 square feet

House size: 9,370 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms


Features: Double staircase entry hall; limestone floors; cove lighting; crown molding; gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances; breakfast room; formal dining area; media room; service quarters; master suite is designed with dual baths and dressing rooms, kitchenette and double-sided fireplace; private gym; French doors; outdoor catering kitchen and bar area; covered loggia with fireplace, salt-water pool with waterfalls, waterslide and spa

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90210 ZIP Code in January was $4.563 million, based on 20 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 15.4% decrease in median price compared with January 2015.

Agents: Farrah Aldjufrie, Mauricio Umansky and Eduardo Umansky, The Agency, (424) 230-3700; Valerie Fitzgerald, Coldwell Banker Residential, (310) 285-7515

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