An island of glass, water, fire, and light floating against the blue California sky, the spectacularly luxurious 11,200 sq. ft. 1201 Laurel Way Residence blends romance with sophistication in a way that is still contemporary, creating a genuine one-of-a-kind trophy home in Beverly Hills that is truly world-class.
The aesthetic idea driving the creation of 1201 Laurel Way was that each room or space should be a jewel box, an individually conceived, precisely functional and dramatic sensory experience with its own depth of architecture. The highly contrasting architectural environment is a confluence of transitional spaces that are not only functional, but works of art in themselves. The immediate experience upon entering the house is its inherent weightlessness with a sense that the walls appear to float as panels and you are always connected to the outdoors.
An impressive 14-foot wood pivot door, flanked by glass on either side, welcomes you into the main floor foyer. A few steps away are glass floors that reveal the wine cellar and wet-bar beneath. In front of you, the impressive open-plan living and dining areas look out towards Beverly Hills and beyond. This flows organically to the state-of-the-art kitchen, with Italian lacquered cabinetry and integrated Miele appliances. From the main foyer, cantilevered Wenge steps lead up to the third floor, creating the feeling of walking on air.
The master bedroom claims the third floor all to itself, with spacious his and her closets, 60’’ glass fireplace, Italian cabinetry, a stunning master bath/spa and a private outdoor 2,500 sq. ft. deck featuring a 6-person hot tub and some of the best city views in Los Angeles. On the other side of the property, the guest suite sits above the five-car garage providing a living room, a gym, and a small office.
The house’s dramatically elegant yet jaw-dropping moat water feature flows from the pool encircling the house in a horseshoe shape. At 42 inches deep it replaces the need for railings, enhancing the floating quality of the design with an incredibly impressive open-plan living environment that emphasizes the concept of sensation and a rarified physical luxury living experience.
|Name||1201 Laurel Way Residence|
|Sold||$31,000,000 USD – (February 2014)|
|Size||11,200 sq. ft. (1,040.51 m²)|
|Lot||1 sq. ft. (0.08 m²)|
|Address||1201 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210|
|Country||United States of America|
|Architect||Whipple Russell Architects|