Posted on 14 Dec
Southern California has long been a creative canvas for some of the world’s most iconic and influential architects. The vast and varied landscape showcases residential design of all shapes and sizes, from sprawling traditional estates to minimalist contemporary gems that fuse indoor and outdoor living. Here, we showcase seven stunning architecturals on the market now from the coast to the mountainsides above.
Among the most unique properties in the country, The Beverly House is the former estate of world-renowned newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and famed actress Marion Davies. Designed by Gordon Kaufmann, the architect behind the Hoover Dam, the estate stands as an emblem of Hollywood’s Golden Era, having appeared in movies The Godfather to The Bodyguard. Represented by Mauricio Umansky and Santiago Arana, the estate is famous for its H-form architecture, with long colonnades, wide balconies, arched floor-to-ceiling windows, 18 bedrooms, 22-foot, hand-painted ceiling and a billiards room with ceiling and carved fireplace from the Hearst Castle in San Simeon.
Originally built in 1925, this rare, unassuming estate showcases the combined vision of Architect Arthury Taylor and the firm Stamps and Stamps, with updated interior and exterior spaces. Showcasing characteristics reminiscent of the Mid-Atlantic Farmhouse period, the four-bedroom home is situated on over a half-acre in the prestigious lower Oakwood district. Represented by Rita Whitney, the home features custom Alder wood bookcases, crown molding, ornate wood-carved architectural accents, oversized windows, deep patios, a country-style kitchen and a magnificent one-bedroom pool house with a brick fireplace and vaulted ceiling.
A modern architectural masterpiece on a private promontory in Bel Air, The Orum House was envisioned by famed architect Zoltan Pali. Represented by The Umansky Team’s Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany and Eduardo Umansky, the three-story residence floats above its surroundings, wrapped in glass that frames and mirrors panoramic views of the Getty Center, Downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean. The steel and glass structure features three wings, delicately balancing scale and comfort, with 18,850 square feet of living space, 6,000 square feet of deck space, nine bedrooms and 15 baths. Thoughtfully designed to separate entertaining spaces and family quarters, the home features dual living rooms, a wine room, theater, wellness center and an ozone, mirror-image pool.