Exquisite on-the-market real estate both near and far
Written by Wendy Bowman | Photography Courtesy of Branon Michael Arant & Nick Springett
THIS TRANSITIONAL CONTEMPORARY ESTATE EXEMPLIFIES
THE ULTIMATE IN BE VERLY HILLS LUXURY LIVING
A 10-plus. That’s how Bravo’s Millionaire Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars James Harris and David Parnes of The Agency describe the exemplary locale of this transitional contemporary residence now on the market in Beverly Hills. Situated at 1041 Laurel Way — within easy reach of the city’s most exclusive shopping, dining and celebrity haunts—the remarkable residence also has some stellar features that further boost its ranking.
Think a one-of-a-kind mural by artist Retna gracing the outdoor patio and $1 million worth of wall-to-wall furnishings from Harrods, just to name a couple. It doesn’t get much better than being just north of Sunset, with close proximity to the Beverly Hills Hotel and downtown Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive shopping,” says Harris, who is listing the 9,508-square-foot property with Parnes and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker for $24.950 million. “The frontage on the street and the way the house sits up and back from the street also is very impressive.”
The original home was purchased as a family residence by current owner Shoaib Kothawala, CEO of the Pakistan-based textile company HomeTex Packaging.
It then was completely torn down and reimagined a few years ago as a luxurious two-story estate that melds traditional sensibility with the latest in contemporary design—complete with a European flair.
Among the properties wow-factor features are high ceilings, French doors, wide-plank oak flooring and crushed Italian lighting throughout.
Meanwhile, other notable hallmarks include a double-height foyer; a sleek kitchen sporting 20 coats of lacquer and book-matched marble slabs; a Bang & Olufsen media room with suede wallcoverings; and an approximately 1,400-square-foot master suite with a fireside sitting area, terrace, and oversized dual bathrooms with a sauna, steam shower and showroom-quality his and hers walk-in closets resembling Tom Ford and Chanel changing rooms.
Venturing outdoors, 22,574 square feet of impeccably manicured grounds boast a gated entry that opens into a double staircase flanked by a water wall and spacious motor court, along with a pool and spa, tranquil meditation garden, and kitchen and living room with fireplace.
Technology also is front and center, with Control4 home automation for lights, sound, security, heat and cooling, and pool and fountains, along with a custom camera system that can be controlled via phone, iPad and computer.
“This home is for the connoisseur of the finer things in life,” says Harris. “From the artistic expression of the design to the top-of-the-line finishes, home-automation features, furnishings and lighting (all included in the sale price), this home was made for living and entertaining in style.”
Definitely a perfect 10… and then some.
JAMES HARRIS AND DAVID PARNES OF THE AGENCY
& JADE MILLS OF COLDWELL BANKER
LIST PRICE $2 4.950 MILLION
1041 LAUREL WAY, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210