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Home of the Week: Beverly Hills masterpiece exudes glamour of Old Hollywood

This modernist trophy by Harold Levitt is perhaps the pinnacle of a long-term business relationship between the architect and the man it was built for, movie theater operator Charles P. Skouras Jr.

Completed in 1956, the Beverly Hills estate makes a dramatic first impression with a wide, curving front and a motor court ringed with block columns. Inside, a skylit foyer gives way to a sunken and glass-walled living room and bar — a polished, open space with decades’ worth of Hollywood history.

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The details

Location: 924 N. Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, 90210

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Asking price: $26.5 million

Built: 1956

Living area: 8,055 square feet, five bedrooms, eight bathrooms

Lot size: 0.9 of an acre

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Features: Walls of glass; open-concept floor plan; living room with floating fireplace; wet bar; formal dining room; music room; library; commercial kitchen and butler’s pantry; master suite with two bathrooms; swimming pool; outdoor lounge

About the area: In the 90210 ZIP Code, based on 18 sales, the median price for single-family homes in December was $5.223 million, a 4.7% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agent: Stephen Shapiro, Westside Estate Agency, (310) 860-8888

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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