Chicago-based healthcare manufacturing power couple Jim and Wendy Abrams evidently like midcentury modern masterpieces so much, they bought them twice — as in two different homes, side by side, on the same street in Beverly Hills. But evidently all good things come to an end, so now the Abramses are unloading both properties. Should a buyer decide they’d like to follow in the sellers’ footsteps and acquire both properties, the whopping total ask is $22 million, a $5.7 million price hike above the couple’s initial financial outlay.
The Abramses’ first purchase came in 2019, when they paid “A Star Is Born” producer Bill Gerber just over $9.3 million for a revamped Rex Lotery-designed structure known as the Kritzer House. Now back on the market with a $13.5 million pricetag, listed by Max Nelson of Compass, the striking architectural home is decidedly the standout of the two properties, offering nearly 4,500 square feet of living space meticulously restored during Gerber’s tenure by L.A.’s Kovac Design Studio.
Set behind a long and winding gated driveway, and perched high atop a tree-lined street, the four-bed, four-bath property is highlighted by soaring walls of glass, skylights and dozens of clerestory windows that lend themselves to lovely treetop views, along with seamless indoor-outdoor environs and art gallery walls.
Among the highlights: a formal dining room; a library; professional chef’s kitchen sporting high-end Wolf and SubZero appliances; and a stylish master retreat outfitted with a walk-in closet, and spa-like bath with a dual vanities and a soaking tub. There’s also a detached office with its own entrance.
Outdoors, the attractive Pamela Burton-landscaped grounds feature a mix of mature trees, gardens, an outdoor dining/patio space and pool. Below the pool, a flat grassy pad has ample space for a dog run and a hammock for outdoor siestas.