Listed for $26.5 million, the renovated and restored showplace in Beverly Hills was designed by Harold Levitt for movie theater operator Charles P. Skouras Jr. The architect also designed a number of movie theaters for Skouras.
The one-story home, built in 1956, combines modern elements such as high ceilings, generous glass walls and touches of vibrant marble.
A sky-lit foyer gives way to a sunken and glass-walled living room and bar.(Simon Berlyn)
The music room(Simon Berlyn)
The commercial kitchen and butler’s pantry(Simon Berlyn)
The formal dining room(Simon Berlyn)
The library(Simon Berlyn)
A lanai sits directly off the common rooms and features an outdoor fireplace and swinging bench that is suspended from the ceiling.
Layers of landscaping create walls of privacy around a sunken swimming pool, which is fed by waterfall.(Simon Berlyn)
The swimming pool(Simon Berlyn)
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.
Location: 924 N. Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, 90210
Asking price: $26.5 million
Living area: 8,055 square feet, five bedrooms, eight bathrooms
Lot size: 0.9 of an acre
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
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