A Los Angeles-area home built for Paul Trousdale, the developer behind one of Beverly Hills’ most-affluent neighborhoods, has hit the market for $14.995 million.
Built in 1965, the Mid-Century Modern home was designed by renowned architect Rex Lotery for Trousdale, who developed the neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s. It has recently been renovated by its current owners, husband-and-wife team Alexi Rennalls and Sam Gnatovich of local firm SIMO Design, according to last week’s listing with Justin P. Huchel and Drew Fenton of Carolwood Estates.
The couple bought the property, known as the Carla Residence, in September 2021 for $6.35 million, according to records with PropertyShark. The biggest challenge of “working on a historically significant property is finding the balance of restoration and renovation,” the couple said in an email.
“The home had seen various owners over the years and unfortunately had fallen into disrepair,” they said. “The original concrete block-and-redwood siding had been painted over so many times that its tactility had been completely removed. We felt that it was crucial to restore these elements to reveal the honesty of the materials.”
Rennalls and Gnatovich did just that, and the gated home now has a fresh facade.
Guests and visitors enter the 4,200-square-foot home through a landscaped flagstone atrium with a water feature. The main living area features soaring ceilings, a living room with an original fireplace surrounded by stone and “accented by Lotery’s signature clerestory windows,” the listing said.
The adjacent living area has a wet bar and sliding doors that lead outside to the pool area, listing photos show. There’s also a formal dining room and wood-paneled kitchen with an island and Breccia marble countertops, plus glass walls overlooking the grounds. Belgian Oak wood floors and bronze fixtures were used throughout.
The home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, with a primary suite that features a seating area, built-in drawers, dressing rooms and a marble bathroom. Another bedroom leads outside to a private seating area surrounded by plants, listing photos show.
Outside, there’s a mid-century saltwater pool with original design and spectacular views, plus a fire pit and grassy yard with mature trees that provide a shady respite for dining or other outdoor activities.
“In our restoration, we wanted to bring the originally significant materials back to life and in our renovation, implement new materials that complimented and supported these,” the designers said. “Our challenge was to restore Lottery’s original intentions while respectfully renovating to accommodate more contemporary living.”
Photos courtesy by Trevor Tondro