Situated in one of the most highly coveted neighborhoods in Beverly Hills, 1201 Laurel Way is a true entertainer’s dream. The newly rebuilt 11,200 square foot contemporary estate is set atop a promontory with unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles, Catalina and the coastline. Built in 2014 by renowned architect Marc Whipple, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home is enveloped by disappearing glass walls, allowing for the ultimate California living and entertaining experience.
“The sweeping views and indoor/outdoor living experience is truly maximized in this home with nearly every room and space seamlessly opening up to the outdoor areas,” said Sally Forster Jones, Executive Director of Luxury Estates at Compass and the listing agent for 1201 Laurel Way.
Clad in a combination of oak hardwood and stone slate veneer wall panels, the modern exterior is surrounded by lush verdant landscaping. A gated driveway, manicured hedges, sculptural art and fire features graciously lead to towering window walls and a dramatic entryway. Upon entry, you are instantly greeted with expansive views framed by dark exotic woods and polished flooring. Multiple fireplaces set the ambiance in the main living space, adding a natural warmth to the Zen-inspired interiors designed by Michael Palumbo Design.
The expansive kitchen features Miele appliances, hardwood Italian, glossy white cabinet doors and quartz counters with a sliding glass window wall that opens to an intimate outdoor dining area. The remainder of the lower level boasts a large movie theater, a laundry room, putting green, 800-bottle wine cellar, Zen garden, guest house and gym.
A striking floating staircase leads to the expansive master bedroom boasting breathtaking views. The master bedroom features luxuriously oversized fixtures and finishes including a large walk-in closet, spa-like bathroom with dual sinks, standalone shower and separate tub, and an oversized deck with multiple seating areas. Another five decadent guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms complete the upper level of this modern mansion.
The heart of the home is its one-of-a-kind pool that wraps around the entire estate and features an infinity edge that effortlessly blends with the magnificent views. “This pool is unlike any I’ve ever seen in Los Angeles,” added Forster Jones.
“I imagine the buyer as someone who enjoys entertaining. The outdoor spaces are equipped for the most luxurious parties, which effortlessly blends into the scenic views,” Forster Jones concluded, “The interior of the home is equally equipped for entertaining with a stunning modern wine cellar and sophisticated theater.”
Moments from the best of Beverly Hills, this opulent retreat is one to behold. The property is currently listed for $38,000,000.
Photography by Brandon Arant
*Article published prior to new price, 1201 laurel way is currently listed at $29,995,000