The Sumptuous ’70s Home Known as Casa Perfect Is Listed at $12M

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Most recently a showcase for design gallery The Future Perfect, the crescent-shaped residence in Beverly Hills is on the market for the first time ever.

A crescent-shaped hillside home in Los Angeles by midcentury architect Raul F. Garduno is on the market for $11,995 million.

Built in 1971, this crescent-shaped structure sits just outside of what many consider the heyday of midcentury-modern design—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t evoke the period in strikingly sophisticated ways.

Dreamt up by the late architect Raul F. Garduno, known for his eclectic hillside architecture, 1650 Carla Ridge has a low profile and floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to views of Laurel Canyon and downtown Los Angeles. The result is a timeless design that stands up well in the 21st century, according to the listing agent Joseph Cilic of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The curvilinear pool follows the site-specific curvature of the house, two design elements rarely found in the Beverley Hills area.

The curvilinear pool follows the site-specific curvature of the house. According to Cilic, those are two elements rarely found in the Trousdale Estates community in Beverly Hills, California.

Blake Bronstad for Sotheby’s International Realty

This is the first time the house has ever been on the market because it’s stayed in the owner’s family since construction. The immaculately maintained residence is now going for $11,995,000.

“Most Trousdale homes are rectangular and boxy,” says Cilic, “which is one reason why this one is so rare. Neighbors have driven by this house recently and called me saying, ‘Oh my god, I’ve always loved this home and have been waiting for this opportunity for it to come on the market.’”

A stone entryway and a striking slatted wood, four-car garage are first visible upon entry to the house.

The exterior is made up of tan stone and a striking, slatted wood wall that subtly covers the four-car garage. From the street view, it’s impossible to tell how bright and spacious Garduno’s design really is.

Blake Bronstad for Sotheby’s International Realty

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home sits on nearly half an acre of land, complete with a four-car garage, patio, and pool. Since early 2020, before the start of the pandemic, the space has doubled as Casa Perfect, an experiential showroom for the influential contemporary design gallery The Future Perfect. Gallery founder David Alhadeff and his husband have also been living in the Carla Ridge house and work hard to maintain its effortlessly chic aesthetic for visitors.

A lushly landscaped-entry way is complemented by large double doors made of carved wood.

A lushly landscaped entryway is complemented by large double doors made of carved wood.

Blake Bronstad for Sotheby’s International Realty

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