Home of the Week: Playing up a classic in Beverly Hills

A recent renovation by a Hollywood production designer has given this 1932 Monterey Colonial a new look while still keeping classic character details. The home, listed for $8.995 million, is entered through a front courtyard featuring hand-picked olive trees and a fire pit. What was once the home’s sun porch is now a step-down family room with steel-cased windows and views of a new swimming pool. On a lower level, a custom bar/lounge channels the Beverly Hills Hotel with a Martinique-inspired decor.