An Italian Villa in Beverly Hills Inspired by the Classics

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Situated atop a secluded canyon in Beverly Hills, 3100 Benedict Canyon Drive is a modern masterpiece on par with the great works of classic Renaissance architecture. From the home’s extraordinary exterior stone facade and balustrades to its classically proportioned interiors studded with bold Italianate columns and exquisite single panel detail work, the 11,500-square-foot Italian Villa is nothing short of a triumph.

Inspired by the prestigious Huntington Library in Pasadena and Frick Collection in New York, the newly-constructed residence calls to mind the fabled artist salons of the early 20th century. Dual great rooms, which open to significant outdoor loggias, inspire movement and conversation, while intimate spaces, including an elegant piano bar, lend themselves to moments of quiet connection.

Like Henry E. Huntington and Henry Clay Frick, whose aforementioned residences were both intimately linked to their social lives and ambitions as art collectors, 3100 Benedict is well-suited to a significant collection. With its repetitive arches and windows, the home mirrors the great Renaissance masterpieces itself, creating a dynamic play of light and shadow that enhances the natural chiaroscuro of the public spaces—a touchstone of the Italian Renaissance masters.

The home’s classical integrity persists throughout a generous second level, where a stunning master suite with a signature coffered barrel ceiling, dentil molding, and solid marble fireplace calls to mind the esteemed Main Exhibition Hall of The Huntington Library.

Primed for life's momentous occasions, substantial outdoor spaces reflect the classical ideals of order, proportion, and beauty. An expansive loggia, tranquil reflection fountain, al fresco kitchen and fireplace, and multiple terraces lead down to a zero-edge infinity pool and spa which spills over picturesque canyon views.

A showpiece of precision and prestige, 3100 Benedict Canyon presents an artful and sophisticated living experience with an architectural integrity rarely seen in the 21st century.

For more information, contact Paul LesterMauricio Umansky, or Michael Perez of The Agency.

 

 

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