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Home of the Week: Beachwood Canyon residence is a worldly showcase

Drawing from Japanese and traditional architecture, this newly renovated house in the Hollywood Hills blends light-filled living spaces with panoramic views of the Lake Hollywood Reservoir and Hollywood sign.

A mix of natural materials including African obeche, mahogany and Bouquet Canyon stone create a sophisticated contrast against the home’s white-walled living spaces. Semi-transparent sliding doors inspired by Japan’s paper-paned Shoji doors filter natural light.

The details

Location: 2831 Durand Drive, Los Angeles, 90068


Asking price: $7.9 million

Year built: 1955

Living area: 6,295 square feet, six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.49 acres


Features: Shoji-style sliding doors; African obeche wood floors; open-concept chef’s kitchen guest retreat with sushi kitchen; outdoor movie theater; infinity-edge swimming pool

About the area: In the 90068 ZIP Code, based on 34 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $1.3 million, a 28.6% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Carl Gambino, Westside Estate Agency, (646) 465-1766

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