Home of the Week | Beverly Hills masterpiece exudes glamour of Old Hollywood
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)