Situated at the end of a secluded street off lower Benedict Canyon in Beverly Hills, this approximately 1.1 acre property is accessed through a gated porte-cochere providing the ultimate in privacy and security. Designed and built by acclaimed architect Bob Ray Offenhauser (for celebrated screen actress Louise Currie), this approximately 5,200 square foot, 5 bedroom/5 bath Italianate villa features staggering ceiling heights and impressive volumes and scale, which lends itself easily to adaptation into a modern/contemporary home of today’s standards. The public rooms open to the pool deck and the city lights view beyond. With spacious motor courtyard and particularly good south and west sun exposure, the options here are endless: embrace the magical Old World feel of the Italianate architecture and feel as if you are living in the Umbrian countryside of Italy or transform it into one of today’s great architectural statements; add square footage, a guest house, a studio, office, additional garages, etc. This property is great for both an owner/user or for the developer seeking exclusive high-end potential.