Paul Williams, architect to the stars, designed this 1959 home in a distinct Hawaiian mid-century modern aesthetic, a truly Southern California invention consisting of a mid-century home surrounded by thickets of water-gulping tropical plants and wide, deep swimming pools—the proverbial oasis in the desert. Last sold in April of 2011 for $3,450,000, this home recently underwent a two year renovation courtesy of Marmol Radziner and Brad Dunning. Below is their fantastic, maximalist, Brady-Bunch-chic Beverly Hills home.
All that’s missing in the shiny, sumptuous interiors are ashtrays; anticipatory design has enabled this home to serve as a constantly renewing and revealing palette of art, culture, and panoramic views. I am quite the fan of the jagged rock walls, thick carpets, and neon lights all tempered by walls of glass. This home envelops you in an assured, stable comfort, a comfort which entails tufted leathers, wrought iron grillwork, and shag carpeting.
The kitchen in a beautiful, green, green emerald—this is a truly special, intimate space within the entire concept of the home, off all that it means to “be home.” The multifaced surfaces combined with the carefully crafted seating areas create intimate, personalized spaces within this vast, high gloss home.
The commitment to over-the-top luxury continues into the private spaces of the home and I must confess my top two loves: 1. The Poweder Room Sink 2. The Master Bedroom Closet. The End.
The rear yard capitalizes on its two major assets by shifting complete focus onto both the pool and the view—this is a home for meditation, relaxation, and the at-rest-position, all while under palms and tropical vines, an iced beverage at your elbow.
1070 North Hillcrest Road, a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, roughly 4,000 square foot home on a roughly 27,400 square foot lot, is currently listed by Rayni Williams and Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland for $11,495,000.
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