A rare offering, Maison Lucile is an iconic French Norman-Eclectic Revival estate nestled in a bucolic setting on a coveted cul-de-sac along star-studded Ridgedale Drive. On a street known for its legendary entertainment industry cachet, the property presents as one of the best preservation and restoration opportunities to come to market in Beverly Hills. Designed by architect Nicholas A. Kabush in 1935, the exquisite residence retains an excellent level of original historic integrity and detail.
The compound features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an expansive pool, and verdant gardens on a prime .6-acre lot in one of Beverly Hills’ most exclusive neighborhoods. The timeless exterior boasts a steeply pitched slate-clad roof with steeple-like finials, round towers with conical roofs, decorative half-timbering, distinctive stonework, leaded glass windows, and the original whimsical bird weathervane. A detached garage with parking for three cars and a gated circular drive complements the home’s asymmetrical façade. Additionally, there is a lower level with a sitting room, bedroom, private bath, and separate entrance.
Prominent early 20th-century California landscape architect Edward Huntsman-Trout was brought in to create the picturesque landscape design. His work at the estate reflects his penchant for mixing European classical garden design with California-style plantings. The home beautifully integrates with the surrounding landscape, with most of Huntsman-Trout’s original design remaining intact. Meandering boxwood-lined pathways provide picturesque views and vistas throughout the garden, leading to a tranquil destination pool.
On the border between Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills – this street-to-street lot compound, with access from Ridgedale and Hanover, is surrounded by $30M-$60+M estates. Embodying Old-World style, Maison Lucile's unparalleled location and historic architectural design combine to create the ultimate opportunity to preserve and restore this iconic estate. Shown to pre-qualified buyers only.