Tranquil Meets Traditional at 1036 Summit DriveAuthor:Candace Abbott
When the world is filled with beautiful places and must-sees, it’s hard to believe that your home could be one of them. But when you move to 1036 Summit Drive in Beverly Hills, it all makes a bit more sense.
The expansive 47,000 square foot lot is a masterpiece done by famed architect Juan Pablo Molyneux, which features rich artistry and impressive detail down to gold flaking throughout. Designed in Florentine villa style, the home boasts a glorious great room where luxurious French doors open on either side. There as well, are French-style exposed beam ceilings where decadent crystal chandeliers hang from above. This truly impressive and transcending space is only made more beautiful by the pool, that shows off an opulent tile design at its bottom.
1036 Summit Drive is everything that luxury ought to be under one roof with it’s outdoor hallways that really enhance the palatial feel of the property. But beyond the authentic Sienna Venetian Plaster walls and the sand-hued stone, hailing directly from France, the home is a 5 bedroom, 9 bathroom residence that has a private gym/sauna, tennis courts, an 8-seat theatre, a safe room and an unmatched outdoor kitchen designed entirely of marble. The actual kitchen is a modern chef’s paradise created in French country-style and leads right out to the patio and calming fountains. Like being on vacation in your own home, this residence caters to your day-to-day as much as it caters to your fantasy.
The place is tucked away and only after a drive up the expansive driveway and past the manicured landscaping will you reach the front doors. Upon entering, the foyer is fit for royalty as it’s all marble and stone and touched by opulence with gold accents and chandeliers. Through the house are the bedrooms (complete with luscious marble bathrooms with jacuzzi bathtubs), two of which overlook the grounds from an extended balcony. Also on that second level is an office that is aptly designed in mahogany wood and features that same balcony view.
Between the antique fireplaces and the grounds, the privacy and the balconies, the nod to European living and the Southern California sun, 1036 Summit Drive, currently listed at $29,000,000, is that place you pick when you live a life that combines the modern tranquil with the old traditional and you just don’t want those good feelings from your summer holiday to ever go away.