That generous outdoor entertaining space opens right to the pool. The property features other clever design elements, like an interior passageway that connects the main residence to a gym, massage room, wine cellar and a mudroom.
Tudor Revival details are prominent in this Beverly Hills home, including the combination of brick and half-timber framing, arched passageways and leaded, casement-style windows. The diamond ironwork on the upstairs balcony mimics the diamond window panes often found on Tudor-style homes.
As frequent entertainers, the homeowners of this traditional home wanted a multifunctional kitchen with integrated living space. To create wider passageways, walls were removed and the living area of the kitchen was bumped out about two feet, allowing room for more windows to brighten up the space. The peninsula separating the kitchen and dining area was removed to create an open living area.
The butler’s pantry/passageway from the dining room to the family’s kitchen is the perfect space to store the couple’s wedding china. Not only is this space a passageway, but it’s also a gateway to the family home’s past. Inside the frame is a photograph of the butler’s pantry as it originally stood decades ago, taken by the home’s previous owner. The pantry has stood the test of time. Matching the case-good to the trim color, with a fresh coat of white paint was a great way to update it without ruining structural integrity.