Fieldstone is typically associated with homes of the mid-century era, but architect Ivan Ivanov is bringing back the natural building material in a big way with his latest creation, 9469 Beverlycrest Drive.
Priced at $13,995,000, this newly-built hillside residence takes its cues from the surrounding landscape, incorporating hand-laid stone walls, lofty 12-foot ceilings, and reclaimed oak floors sourced from a 19th-century barn. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide panoramic canyon, city and ocean views, and the 16,580-square-foot home’s high elevation enhances its privacy.
Fifty oak, walnut, olive and Chinese elm trees were planted on the property to lend it a verdant, established feel. A winding, gated drive leads up to the cleverly disguised motor court and an oversized glass front door. The interiors strike the perfect balance between hard and soft materials. The stone accents are offset by warm wood floors and crisp white walls, adding interest at every turn.
The living room opens onto a spacious terrace with an infinity-edged pool. Receding glass walls create a seamless indoor/outdoor experience that extends all the way to the dining area. A floating built-in bench allows for ample seating at the dinner table, although more casual meals can be enjoyed at the kitchen island or outside on the terrace.
The chef’s kitchen is sleek and unfussy, featuring premier Thermador appliances, hardware-free cabinets, and a waterfall island with breakfast bar seating. Off the kitchen is a laid-back lounge area with access to an outdoor barbecue counter.
The second-floor houses three ensuite bedrooms, including two master retreats with retractable window-walls and Carrera marble-clad bathrooms. One features a deep soaking tub with a slab surround, dual vanities and a frameless glass shower.
The cork-floored lower level is dedicated to wellness and entertainment amenities, boasting a futuristic-looking fitness studio with heavily textured walls and portholes that peer into the swimming pool.
There’s a clean-lined wooden bar that sports custom lighting, a big-screen TV, and a 3,000-bottle wine cellar encased in glass. Film buffs will enjoy the stepped home theatre with a 145-inch screen, while pool sharks will marvel at the games room with space for billiards and card tables.
Two additional bedrooms are found on this level, showcasing uniquely shaped windows and a reading nook built into a stone wall. Outside, the Zen-inspired backyard touts lush landscaping, a redwood hot tub, yoga deck, dining platform and a wet bar.
9469 Beverlycrest Drive qualifies as a California Tier 1 Environmental home, meaning it was built using sustainable resources, and also includes a private elevator, KNX Smart System and a two-car garage.