Beverly Hills residence is an art showcase

Drawing from Japanese and Midcentury Modern architecture, this house was designed to showcase an extensive art collection. A mix of natural materials, including redwood, limestone, oak and Bouquet Canyon stone, gives the house a dramatic appearance from the street.

Location: 818 N. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills 90210

Asking price: $12.5 million

Year built: 1999

Architects: Leonardo Umansky, Ramiro Diaz-Granados

House size: Four bedrooms, six bathrooms, 9,302 square feet

Lot size: 19,132

Features: Retractable walls, glass doors, high ceilings, fireplaces in the living and family rooms, sculptured dining room ceiling, breakfast room, office, gym, art storage room, swimming pool, lawn

About the area: Last year, 316 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.83 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 5.7% decrease from 2011.

Agents: Steve Frankel, (310) 281-3981, and Craig Shapiro, (310) 777-6392, both with Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office.

Lauren Beale

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