Constructed with the finest of materials on an innovative design from Los Angeles based architectural firm HM+DG+INC, this contemporary estate offers the opportunity to live inside a work of art while holding a coveted Beverly Hills address. Located along the verdant hillside of Benedict Canyon, this new residence features panoramic vantage points across the canyon, intricate architectural details, and inspired amenities, while offering an ease of access to all of Los Angeles.
Studio Name: HM DG, Inc.
Design Team: HM DG, Inc.
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Square Footage: 8,932 Sq Ft
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Plus
Civil Engineer: Kartez Engineering, Inc.
General Contractor: HM DG, Inc.
Photography Credits: Marzieh Karimi
Secluded behind a private gated facade, the modern cast-concrete and stucco exterior gives way to a warm, inviting interior filled with natural woods, imported stone, and expansive glass walls. Spanning more than 6,500 square feet, the property encompasses 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, all graciously appointed with designer finishes and situated to maximize an indoor and outdoor flow.
Inside the entry, a sunlit hallway leads to a dramatic two-story great room that includes both the main living area and the dining area, grounded by chevron-patterned travertine floors and
a marbled (Parisian Plaster) fireplace that scales an entire wall. Adjacent to the great room is a gourmet kitchen, outfitted with the finest appliances, book-matched Italian stone across all of the surfaces, custom lacquered cabinetry, and a purposefully restrained ceiling height to add intimacy and scale.
Around the corner, a sunken television nook provides a more low-key relaxing space, while a secondary bedroom/office is accentuated by a private side yard.
Wrapping the main living spaces of the home are striking walls of glass, opening to the broad terrace that provides numerous additional outdoor living and dining spaces while offering sweeping hillside views. An oversize infinity-edge pool, complete with sun shelf and spa, provides a wonderful sense of serenity with a beautiful blue tone that complements the warmer tones of the home and the abundant green landscape.
Underneath the pool, a multi-purpose living space has been built out, hidden behind impressive travertine-clad caissons. Accessed by a separate entrance, the secondary living space maintains its own address and includes a kitchenette, steam room and pool amenities, allowing for any future recreations and endeavors desired.
A sitting area and gallery, secondary en-suite bedrooms and the primary suite are all located on the upper level of the home accessed via an intricately lit staircase just off the great room. The primary suite notably includes a separate exterior entry from the driveway, ample dual closets, a luxurious spa- grade bathroom, and a 1,500-square-foot covered balcony, complete with an entertainment area, fireplace, and wet bar.
Rounding out the property are additional features such as best-in-class smart home systems, an electric vehicle charging station within the attached garage, a pool-side outdoor kitchen, and availability for solar panels, if desired. Ultimately, this property was intuitively crafted with luxe comfort and ease of entertaining in mind, perfect for unforgettable intimate gatherings and one-of-a- kind casual celebrations of all sizes.
Hassan Majd started his journey in architecture and building at the age of 12 visiting his grandfather in Emamzadeh Seyyed Ebrahim in Zanjan where he watched his grandfather renovated the mausoleum.
He Trained at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) –Hassan Majd established a successful career as a designer after working at Gehry Partners and Morphosis before launching his own design firm, Back Studio, in 1991 to 1994 where he honed his skills as interior designer. 1994-1998 Hassan Majd designed and manufactured his own furniture and exhibited at ICFF in NY. In 1998, he re-launched the firm as H. Majd Design Group (HMDG Inc.) to better manifest his commitment to a disciplined Design/Build process that provides clients with a streamlined custom home-crafting experience.
Hassan emphasizes harmony and continuity between design concept and built reality to
consistently deliver projects that are faithful to the client’s personal sense of home. The extensive design research he performs at a project’s inception, using tools such as computer-generated visualizations, building physical models in order to foster a productive and communicative partnership with clients. This results in a clearly articulated, responsive, and practical vision of the project. Hassan then realizes that vision as a built environment drawing on skills honed over 20 years to ensure accurate project documentation, efficient and timely permitting, and construction oversight rooted in a collaborative relationship with Subcontractors. The result: living spaces that clients are proud to call their homes.