A rare offering, Maison Lucile is an iconic Historic Beverly Hills French Revival estate nestled in a bucolic setting on a coveted cul-de-sac along star-studded Ridgedale Drive. Designed by architect Nicholas A. Kabush in 1935, the exquisite residence retains an excellent level of original historic integrity and detail.

Grand living room of the Historic Beverly Hills French Revival Estate by architect Nicholas A. Kabush

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.

Enter the residence through a formal foyer with original scraped herringbone floors, intricate details, wood paneling, and hand-hewn beams that speak to the beauty of Old-World craftsmanship. The public spaces include a step-down formal living room, highlighted by an 18th-century French marble fireplace surround, a generous formal dining room, and a galley kitchen with exposed beamed ceilings.

A character-filled family room offers views of the sculpture garden below. Perfect for small gatherings or intimate evenings at home, the wood-paneled library/sitting room features a copper and stone fireplace and a full bar.

A circular staircase leads to the upper level with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in a traditional plan. Dramatic 16+-ft vaulted ceilings highlight the primary suite, complete with dual baths and private dressing areas.

Two deco-style bathrooms retain their 1930s fixtures and design. The second bedroom includes a unique loft space, a double-height ceiling, and a dormer window, which fills the entire space with bright natural light. From the third bedroom, there is direct access to a bath and a private outdoor terrace with serene treetop views.

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.

The enchanting rear garden is lushly planted with greenery, towering shade trees, and a classic English rose garden. Meandering boxwood-lined pathways provide different views and vistas throughout the garden, leading to a tranquil destination pool. A detached garage with parking for three cars and a gated circular drive complement the home’s asymmetrical façade. Additionally, there is a lower level with a sitting room, bedroom, private bath, and separate entrance.

On the border between Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills – this street-to-street lot compound is surrounded by $30M-$60+M estates. An idyllic Period Revival residence, Maison Lucile presents as one of the best preservation and restoration opportunities to come to market in Beverly Hills.

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