1200 Laurel Lane , Beverly Hills, California 90210
A superlative estate of impeccable design and magnificent detail, this prime Beverly Hills residence represents the epitome of cordial grace and distinguished heritage. A nearly two-acre enclave surrounded by gorgeous landscaping on a quiet cul-de-sac just behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, it is designed with unique attention to formal beauty, majestic vistas, and personal comforts. Built in the 1930s and the private domain of Hollywood’s most famous family for two generations, this outstanding home speaks of privileged traditions and glittering entertainment, intimate soirees and lavish celebrations. From the grand gated motor court and stately galleria entrance, the estate is both generous in size and perfectly scaled. The floor plan is ideal. The resplendent formal dining room is lined with French doors leading out to a trellis-covered brick patio and tranquil gardens beyond. Whispers of glamour still enliven the paneled, 35-millimeter screening room and library. The kitchen will satisfy the most demanding cook and prove ideal for both casual family meals and luxurious entertaining. Ascend the elegant curving staircase to a spectacular master suite with a veranda overlooking sparkling city lights below. On this level are three additional bedrooms, plus a gym, eating area/study, kitchenette, and laundry room. Guests are welcome here – for an evening, a night, a weekend. There is a guest suite with a private entrance on the home’s main level as well as a large, private guest apartment above the garage. Beyond the house itself, the grounds are expansive and beautifully park-like, with mature trees, manicured grassy lawns, and a fragrant rose garden. The secluded pool is surrounded with a spacious deck and patio as well as a private pool house. Through shaded glades, follow the curving footpath to the sunken, lighted championship tennis court. A noble estate in an incomparable location, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.