Friday, June 24, 2011

Stiffle It! This Carla Ridge Mid-Century Had Me At Hello!

1575 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew we could be sitting side by side sharing the joys of one another.  This breath-taking 2-story 1961 Mid-Century Modern estate for sale in the exclusive and gated Trousdale Estates area features 4 bedrooms / 6 bath within 7,513sf of completely renovated and well-maintained living space1575 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills 90210 provides the utmost in privacy and refinement in architecture .  Currently listed for $10,700,000 through listing agent James Muske.  Stay off the grid as this outstanding eco-friendly Mid-Century Modern masterpiece is ready and rarin' to be sold!
Upon entry, you are welcomed by a glass-enclosed elevator that takes you up to a gallery-like space.  Your eyes can't help but to wander immediately through the airy and spacious environment.  From floor to ceiling this home truly is a work of art.  After 44 years, this home is being offered for the first time to prospective buyers looking for the ultimate in Modern.
The step-down living space provides a comfortable and cozy setting along with the handsome stone-faced fireplace.  The beautiful hardwood floors shine throughout this Mid-Century home.   The natural light in this room is spectacular with the tilted almost-floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  Such a beautiful nuance to this Modern.
With a gourmet kitchen locked and loaded, you are ready to have some guests stop over for some cocktails and snacks, not to mention all of the formal sit-downs you are able to accommodate with the use of the expansive kitchen including a Butler's pantry.  There is plenty of gathering space with a island featuring a gas stove-top and seating area.  A Breakfast Bar may come in handy when doing brunches or having family gatherings.
Beautiful glass tiles keep this bathroom clean, open and spacious.
I love this Crow's Nest-like Master Bedroom with a seating area overlooking the beautiful outdoors.  The vaulted ceilings keep the expanse of the room prominent. With access to an outdoor terrace inviting the outdoors in and other architectural details in just this room alone, expresses the architectural philosophy we see throughout the whole home.  I think if I only posted the picture below and just wrote about this listing, people would really understand what I had to say in relation to the whole house.
The Master Bath is truly an escape from it ALL.  This room feels massive with an over-sized steam shower and separate soaking tub.  You can bath away all of your challenges away while enjoying the warmth of the radiant heated porcelain floors. 
The Master Bath comes with dual walk-in closets with plenty of organized space. 

What is truly amazing is that most Mid-Century Modern homes designed by some truly talented architects typically were eco-friendly, even in today's standards.  With complete pride-of-ownership here, the updating of this home to allow maximum sustainability is what makes this home a MODERN.  
  • Skylights providing natural sunlight.  
  • The pool with solar heated water.  
  • Photo voltaic panels connecting directly to the Southern California Edison grid.  
  • Vent-less fireplaces fueled by eco-friendly bio-ethanol.  
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows providing natural light.  
  • Thermal double-pained UV windows with motorized shades providing relief from the harsh Southern California sun.  
  • Bamboo, cork, natural stone and glass providing an even further sustainable approach.  
I mean, this place just doesn't stop!  She's got me and I've got 'Sucker' written all over me.
Bonus Rooms and More Features:
Along with the wonderful architectural details that are too numerous to mention them all, the home has many hide-outs and provides many different environments to enjoy indoors and out.  You can relax in the Library and catch up on some Trade publications or perhaps turn up the music and hang out in the media room with full bar set-up.  This house really is ready to rock! 
Once you step outdoors and into the pool area, you notice immediately the tranquility of this estate.  You might be throwing down some AC/DC inside the house, but once you leave, you are met with a zen-like environment uniting you with nature.
The architectural detailing with the use of flag stone stacked on the wall's facade keeps the feeling of nature as the natural stone compliments the surroundings. This listing is a brilliant display of fine architecture of the Mid-Century period.  
With plenty of outdoor space including balconies, terraces, fountain and fireplace, you are ready to take on and enjoy nature's elements.
Situated on .83 acres of land, there are many areas outdoors with intimate gathering places to relax and enjoy nature.  A beautiful fountain with cascading water sets your heart at peace.  You can also enjoy the outdoor fireplace in the evenings when the cool chill sets upon the city.
A price change was noted on June 22 (MLS#11-532431) from the original list price of $11,900,000 The listing will have an Open House for the public on Sunday, June 26 from 2-5pm.  If you are unable to make it and would like to schedule a private showing, feel free to give me a call, 213-305-8537.

In the meantime, have a modern day!

Steve Ward
Realtor®, SFR®
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Specialist
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
DRE Lic #01871422
213.305.8537 direct
MODCOM - LA Conservancy Modern Committee

*Square footage is as per R.E.S.T.

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