1520 Gilcrest Drive Beverly Hills California 90210
4 beds 5 baths 4,960 sqft
Office: +1 310.278.3311
Hilton & Hyland
250 North Cañon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: +1 310.278.3311
On the promontory overlooking the Trousdale Estates and high above the famed Sunset Strip with views from downtown Los Angeles and the snow-capped mountains beyond, to the Getty Center, Santa Monica, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean is 1520 Gilcrest Drive.
Originally owned by famed violinist Jascha Heifetz, who in 1948 commissioned his friend, Lloyd Wright, to build his iconic recording studio (Lloyd Wright Archives: Heifetz, Jascha – StudioGilcrest Dr., Los Angeles 1946 Project No. 177, 1951 Project No. 206) on what now sits the Baja shelf of the 210 foot zero-edge infinity pool.
Purchased after the death of Heifetz by actor James Woods, James donated the music studio, which was reconstructed piece by piece inside the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles in 1998.
James then had his architect build a steel-framed pavilion on the envelope of what was the recording studio.The craftsman style home, measuring approximately 5000 square feet on over one acre of lush grounds, presented an opportunity to create what is now a state-of-the-art modern barn.
Using design inspiration more of a high-end fashion line and concepts adapted from examples like the James Perse Malibu boutique and award-winning designer Jenni Kayne’s Beverly Hills Architectural Digest cover home, the new construction home is sleek and streamlined, minimalist but rich in materials creating warmth, elegance and luxuriousness.