718 N Alpine Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Priced At $8,100,000
What follows was the original description of the property…
Located in one of the most desirable locations in the city, 718 North Alpine Drive offers a new resident the opportunity to RESTORE, EXPAND, or BUILD. The 6BR/7.5BA residence is currently a classic Tudor beauty in the heart of the Beverly Hills Flats. The main house is over 4,300 sq.ft. and other buildings include a pool house with a kitchen, a guest studio, and garages for five cars (dimensions are listed under RESIDENCE FEATURES). The home’s floor and site plans are available under the FLOOR & SITE PLANS tab.
Although only a handful of owners have called 718 home since it was built in 1922, neighbors recall Vaudeville icon Gypsy Rose Lee and (separately) actor Van Johnson as residents within the homeâ€™s walls.
The stately main house sits back from tree-lined Alpine Drive and is fronted by a lush, green lawn. A unique foyer with its very own fireplace segues to the homeâ€™s public rooms. A powder room lies just off of the foyer. The living room has another fireplace (the second of four on the property), leaded-glass windows, a wall of built-in bookcases, and gleaming hardwood floors.
The dining room features a leaded-glass bay window. The beating heart of the house is its family/game room. This â€œranchâ€-themed room has a three-sided built-in bar and enough room for lounging, screening, and game tables. The family room has a wall of glass doors that open to the homeâ€™s pool area.
The large kitchen and breakfast area is located between the dining and family rooms and also is accessible from the maidâ€™s suite and one of the homesâ€™ two laundry rooms. â€œSecretâ€ access to the houseâ€™s California basement is also through the kitchen. Everyone loves a hidden door to a Prohibition-era hide-away!
Upstairs are two bedroom suites (including the master with walk-in closet) and two bedrooms that share a Jackâ€™nâ€™Jill bathroom. One of the suites also has a separate playroom/office within it (not counted as an additional bedroom).
A u-shaped complex of rooms surround the homeâ€™s sparking pool and grassy lawn. The pool houseâ€”perfect for a gym (currently a dance studio)â€”has a fireplace and a kitchen. Two separate pool bathrooms (one yellow tile, one green) serve pool guests. Another bedroom suite (â€œchauffeurâ€™s quartersâ€) is also out back. One of the two garages on the property houses three (or more) cars and has another laundry room. This garage was used in the past as a location to restore Packards and Studebakers that are now housed in museums. The garage is accessible from the alley between Alpine and Foothill.
The homeâ€™s â€œfrontâ€ garage (facing Alpine) has ample room for two cars.
This compound sits on a 15,897 sq.ft. lot, which makes ideas for expansion or other possibilities a thrilling reality. This special family homeâ€™s next generation of ownership will experience Beverly Hills living at its finest.
All of the cityâ€™s offerings are close byâ€”as well as highly-desirable Hawthorne School (but â€œjust far enoughâ€ away to not be a incursion on this homeâ€™s incredibly quiet solitude). The home’s other school, Beverly Hills High, is a short drive away. The Beverly Hills Hotel and the park just south of it are a short jaunt on-foot or a minute by-car. Shopping, restaurants, and other highlights are detailed in the NEIGHBORHOOD tab. And don’t miss the home and neighborhood video tour under the VIDEO TOUR tab.