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Max Palevsky's 1929 George Washington Smith in Bev Hills Flipped For Twice the Price

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We last saw this grande dame of Beverly Hills estates back in 2010, shortly after its long-time owner, computer mogul and philanthropist Max Palevsky, died. It has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,180 square feet, and sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre on a street-to-street lot just south of Sunset. Built in 1929 and designed by George Washington Smith (the father of the Spanish-Colonial Revival trend in California), the house endured a decade-long renovation by architect/SCI-Arc professor Coy Howard. It may not have been entirely successful, despite being described as an attempt to "carve coherence" out of the house. "The architect sliced away at the white stucco walls, inserting marble slabs to create local symmetries ... Everywhere you turned, your eye or your hand would find a moment of coherence etched into the walls, the ceilings, or the floors." Yeah, moving on. The house, which has been updated again, has a "dark wood paneled library with fireplace, sun-filled loggia, formal dining room with coffered ceilings, gourmet kitchen and family room," and large master suite. It sold for $7.7 million in 2010 and is now asking $14.995 million.
· 841 Greenway Drive [Redfin]