Will Arnett Lists His Prefab-Hybrid Home in Beverly Hills for $11M

Featured on the cover of Dwell’s May 2018 issue, this modernist modular mansion takes design cues from American architect Ray Kappe.
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Six-time Emmy nominee Will Arnett is bidding farewell to his partly prefab home, just three years after it was completed in 2017.

Hidden in the mountains above Beverly Hills, the secluded five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath dwelling not only boasts stunning canyon views, but also striking modernist appeal. It is easy to see Ray Kappe's influence in the home's long, cantilevered roof lines and prominent use of wood.

The home is completely hidden from view of the street.

The 3,975-square-foot steel-frame house comes with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.

Arnett originally bought the three-quarter-acre property in 2015 for $2.86 million and demolished the existing house to make way for a new custom design that tapped into his childhood love for modernist architecture as well as his then-budding interest in prefabrication.

A site-built glass tower houses the staircase that leads up to the master suite.

Stained black with Benjamin Moore Arborcoat, the dark cedar facade helps recede the building into the forested site.

According to Dwell's May 2018 cover story with Arnett, the Hollywood actor hired architect Suchi Reddy—the Reddymade Design founder had worked on many of Arnett’s properties—along with Santa Monica-based prefab company LivingHomes to realize his modernist modular vision.

At the entrance, a staircase with charred oak treads leads up to the master suite.

The master suite on the upper level opens up to a private outdoor deck.

A large window framing landscape views elevate the bathing experience in the master bath.

Instead of going entirely modular, the design team crafted a mostly prefabricated L-shaped home with about a third of its footprint built on-site. LivingHomes’ Ray Kappe-designed RK2 model served as a starting point for the highly customized build, which took over two years to complete and emphasizes indoor/outdoor living.

The prefabricated section of the home comprises six 12-foot-wide modules stacked together to house four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths as well as the kitchen, dining area, and double-height living room. The home also includes a site-built guest wing with a recording booth, bathroom, and a library/guest room with a Murphy bed. Keep scrolling to see more of this prefab paradise, currently on the market for $11M. 

The home and backyard face southwest for views of Franklin Canyon.

Steel-and-wood trellises provide protection from the L.A. sun.

Designed for entertaining, the backyard features a large terrace with an infinity pool, outdoor fireplace and built-in grill.

The wooden deck wraps around the L-shaped home. Tall walls and thick vegetation shroud the home in privacy.

A spa is tucked into the north side of the site and can be easily accessed from the living room.

Two stacked modules make up the double-height living room.

The eat-in kitchen includes a banquette upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric. The custom pendant is by Lambert & Fils.

The kitchen is located in the heart of the home and opens directly out to the backyard deck. The kitchen cabinetry is made of dark-stained oak with custom black walnut handles.

9321 Cherokee Lane, Beverly Hills, California is now being listed by Richard Ehrlich with Westside Estate Agency for $10,995,000. See the full listing here.

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