Originally built in the early 1960s, this midcentury-style residence in Beverly Hills’ exceptionally posh Trousdale Estate enclave was redesigned in 1972 by noted architect Harold “Hal” Levitt. Largely untouched in the ensuing years — and in need of a major overhaul, per Realtor.com — the place was acquired for $5.8 million by Idaho-based tech entrepreneur Douglas T. Hickey in 2018 as an investment project.
Hickey, who was recently appointed the U.S. Ambassador to Finland under the Biden administration, subsequently embarked upon an extensive renovation in collaboration with Los Angeles-based designer Carter Bradley. Now, three years later, the home has returned to the market with a $14.5 million asking price, listed by John Galich of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Bathed in a striking shade of dark green, the flat-roofed structure is nestled behind a gated and hedged motorcourt, on almost a half-acre hillside lot overlooking sweeping city lights and ocean views. Inside, four bedrooms and five baths are sprawled across nearly 6,000 square feet of colorful living space. There are 10-foot ceilings and designer light fixtures throughout, plus brand-new custom window treatments, and audio-visual and security systems.
A tiled courtyard centered around a custom basalt fountain greets and leads to a glassy front door, which pivots into an entry hall resting beneath a coved ceiling. From there, a circular dining room and fireside family room are both highlighted by floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that open to the backyard, and a gourmet kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry, black granite countertops, an eat-in island and high-end Thermador appliances.
Elsewhere in the house is an oval-shaped media room sporting a wet bar and fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, along with a sumptuous master retreat that comes complete with a linear fireplace and an expansive showroom-style closet adorned with a dressing area. A luxe bath is equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and shower.
Outdoors, the inviting backyard hosts a pool and spa surrounded by a large concrete patio offering plenty of space ideal for al fresco dining and lounging while taking in those breathtaking vistas.