Old World Charm Meets Contemporary Form in This $16.9M Beverly Hills Estate

This home is all about contrast—vintage yet modern, vampy yet airy, industrial yet lush.

1196 Summit Drive in Beverly Hills, California, is currently listed for $16,995,000 by Sotheby's International Realty - Westlake Village Brokerage.

Privately gated and set at the end of a dramatic driveway and motor court, this architectural estate fuses contemporary and old world aesthetics. The property, designed by Andrea Michaelson Designs, contrasts rich wood details and wrought iron with the sleek modernism of concrete and steel. 

Soaring 18-foot ceilings with light wells showcase a studied interplay of volume, light and shadow. Grand-scale spaces framed with custom-built steel doors and sliders open to a lush patio lined with wisteria, al fresco dining area, lawn, pool and spa. 

The main dwelling is comprised of six beds and eight bathrooms with an expansive dual-suite retreat for the primary bedroom. A chef's kitchen is equipped with state of the art appliances and a pizza oven. 

Host family and friends in the 1,850-square-foot detached guest house. Built in 2008, the guest quarters are spacious with two bedrooms, as well as full kitchen, dining, and living areas. 

Listing Details   

Bedrooms: 8

Baths: 8 full, 3 partial 

Year Built: 1996 

Square Footage: 8,684


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