This steel, glass and concrete two-story by designer Amit Apel takes a page from modern architecture with its open floor plan, floating stainless-steel staircase and indoor-outdoor living space. A 6-foot-deep pond in the backyard is home to koi valued from $3,000 to $7,000 each.
Location: 1115 Sierra Alta Way, West Hollywood 90069
Asking price: $15 million
Year built: 2012
House size: Seven bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet
Lot size: 20,000 square feet
Features: Gates, family room, media room, gym, 1,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, retractable walls of glass, Italian-made bathroom vanities, glass elevator, home automation system, solar panels, water-recycling system, cabana, swimming pool, spa, guest house
About the area: During the first half of the year, 86 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.475 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 2.6% price decrease from the first half of 2011.
Agent: Mauricio Umansky and Eduardo Umansky at the Agency in Beverly Hills, (424) 230-3712, and Aaron Kirman, Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills, (310) 858-5479
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