The hilltop Carla Ridge Residence in Beverly Hills is bound to give every visitor real estate envy with its sweeping California views, vacation-worthy backyard, and ultra-custom details spotted throughout. Whipple Russell Architects created the masterpiece, which begins outside with its contrasting grey rough stacked slate and white stucco exterior. Adding to the impressive front is Serenade, the Carrera marble sculpture by Richard Erdman which greets guests as they climb the front stairs.
The driveway features a turntable that’s able to identify which car is on it so it can rotate to the perfect angle to let the car exit easily.
The back of the house opens up to the patio and swimming pool with panoramic views looking out over Beverly Hills. The size isn’t too big but it feels spacious especially when the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors recede opening the interior up to the outside.
An acrylic panel separates the pool and spa for unique focal point.
Just inside, a walkway leads straight to the backyard making the space appear even more expansive. Skylight panels give views to the sky while ensuring plenty of natural light enters the space down through to the basement level.
Whipple Russell collaborated with McCormick & Wright, who designed the sophisticated interiors.
Glossy white cabinets from Poliform give the kitchen a clean, minimalist feel, as do the sleek Dekton XGloss countertops.
Floating stairs next to the glass bridge lead to the downstairs to the subterranean level.
Along with seating, the downstairs houses a golf simulation room, an 8-seat home theater, gym and weight room, and a salon with massage table, full bath and steam shower.
Photos by Jason Speth.