Initially greeted by towering redwood trees and modern, geometric pathways in the front yard, this contemporary home will quickly capture your attention. Once inside, the voluminous living room — complemented by two-story walls of marble and glass — will make you feel as though you are entering an expansive hotel lobby. “The pictures really don’t do this house justice,” says listing agent Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
With approximately 14,000 square feet of living space, this home was built to epic scale with incredible volume and the finest quality finishes. From the remote-controlled cabinets to the color-changing linear fireplace, this estate truly embraces modern living. “This home is absolutely 2018 in every way!” Mills adds.
Indoor features include a sunken bar, formal dining room and open kitchen with a 52-foot island, professional appliances and separate catering space. Originally built in 1987, the entire home has been impeccably updated by the current homeowner, yet it still preserves the elegance of a bygone era.
“The original structure of the home was kept intact, but we really wanted to make it much more sleek and luxurious,” explains the homeowner. Describing the design of the home as “clean, contemporary and fun,” he wanted to create a space that was modern, but comfortable and family-friendly at the same time.
Ascend the grand staircase to the second floor, and you will approach two guest bedroom suites and the master suite. With walls of glass opening to the secluded balcony, the master suite offers luxurious privacy and almost feels like its own residence. Stepping outside to the backyard, potential buyers will fall in love all over again — whether with the motor court and 3-car garage or outdoor living room and pool.
Designed with entertaining in mind, the home boasts expansive indoor-outdoor space. “Indoor-outdoor living is very desirable in today’s market, and this outdoor area will make you feel like you are at a resort,” Mills says.
The owner is particularly intrigued by the outdoor pavilion, which connects the main house to the 3-story guesthouse. “It’s really a neat area — enjoying the sunset in the evening or dining outdoors,” he says. “It is probably my favorite space.”
Another unique feature of this property is the guesthouse, which offers a full second residence with a living room, dining area, large gourmet kitchen, laundry room, private patio, and three bedrooms on the upper level in addition to a full staff apartment on the lower level. Currently, this $29.999 million home is attracting diverse prospective buyers — from young, growing families to older couples looking for a place to retire. “I think that if you want something contemporary, light and bright, and a remodeled home with state-of-the-art appliances, you would be very attracted to this property,” Mills says.
1000 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
By Alyssa Gautieri
This article originally appeared in Homes & Estates magazine.