Nestled behind private gates in prime Beverly Hills, North of Sunset Boulevard, rests a wonderful Spanish estate by one of Old Hollywood’s most famous architects, Wallace Neff.
Neff, born in 1895 in La Mirada, California, is amongst the most influential Southern California architects. His works, which include the Singer Mansion, Gillette Mansion and Gates Residence, came to define the “California” style of architecture. This home, originally built in 1926, is no different as Neff showcased his unique blend of Spanish and Mexican architecture, which came to define the “California” style now prevalent throughout the region.
Listed by Linda May and Guy Levy, the home’s subtle detailing includes red Spanish Saltillo tile, hardwood floors, wrought iron railings, curved archways and classic tiling that echo from another era. The interior features an expansive wood beam living room with a fireplace and a lounge with an abundance of natural light.
An expansive modern chef’s kitchen by Boffi opens to a breakfast area and indoor and outdoor dining rooms. A luxurious master suite, with sitting area and fireplace, opens to one of five private outdoor terraces. Three additional bedrooms complete the upstairs.
Beyond the main residence, park-like gardens and pathways intricately weave around the property, providing intimate local lookouts and gorgeous Hollywood Hills views. Further amenities include a swimmers pool with cabana, an oasis spa with a waterfall, an art studio, and a two-car garage and a motor court.
The home’s history boasts a number of prominent owners, most notably Busby Berkeley, a renowned Hollywood director, and choreographer. His credits include The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street and Footlight Parade.
With so much historical notoriety this unique property represents a rare opportunity to purchase both a home and a legacy.
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