Real Estate Report: The 1960’s Live On in Beverly Hills


Living in this house could inspire a return to jewelled caftans and fondue parties. Best of all, it’s open on Sunday, October 23 from 2:00 to 5:00.

The Basics: a 4-bed, 3-bath house in Beverly HIlls, about 3200 sq.ft. on almost a half-acre flat lot with views of downtown Los Angeles out to the ocean. Asking $4.695M.

Not So Basic: It’s a nearly-untouched Hollywood Regency house from 1961. The decor is dated, but the bones— high ceilings, lava rock, seamless paneling, and a free-from pool— are all intact. We wish the photos were better, but they’re all we have to work with.

The driveway leads to a long loggia, supported by tapering,  fluted columns and a gated entry:

In the living room, a fireplace wall in black glass with a long, cantilevered travertine marble hearth:

Another wall is paneled. And we’re loving the classic long white sofas, but not so sure about the travertine tables. Check out the fitted door detail and the open soffits:

An alcove for the piano under the sprayed-on ceiling, from the days when asbestos was wielded with abandon, below:

The dining room is set off by lava rock and a bordered marble floor, and we’re hoping there’s no dirt under the potted plant:

Sadly, no pictures of the kitchen, bathrooms or bedrooms, but the pool area is swell, as is the view:

It you’re in the area on Sunday, October 23, go have a look before it gets sold and renovated into the 21st Century.


Listing: 1925 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills [Redfin]

More: Hollywood Regency may sound like a hotel, but it’s an eclectic mash-up of modernism and classic and “European” details popular in the ’60s in Southern California— like lava stone and Louis XVI.  Have a look at previous posts about Hollywood Regency at CH+D.