Side-By-Side Properties Featuring Paul McClean Designs Hit The Market In Beverly Hills

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Listed for $18.5 million, the modern masterpiece at 1210 Laurel Way features a suspended glass bridge and multiple waterfall features.

In Beverly Hills, a pair of neighboring estates, each featuring a modern masterpiece by architect Paul McClean, have come on the market for a combined $35.4 million.

Known for his ultramodern concepts that emphasize the surrounding environment, McClean has become something of a household name in Southern California’s speculative development scene.

After founding McClean Design in 2000, the Irish architect has had a hand in some of Los Angeles’ most spectacular building projects, many of which have fetched eight- and nine-figure sums on the open market. One of his latest projects, a colossal 100,000-square-foot giga-mansion called “The One,” is said to carry a price-tag of $340 million.

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A suspended glass bridge leads to the entry of the Paul McClean-designed house at 1210 Laurel Way in Beverly Hills.

The pair of McClean designs now for sale are currently in the last stages of being completed, allowing for a potential buyer to customize the property to their liking, according to luxury real estate specialist Jonathan Nash of Hilton & Hyland, a founding member of Forbes Global Properties.

“Developers don’t always predict the taste of a buyer accurately,” said Nash. “This type of opportunity is a way to ensure the buyer is able to tailor the home to their specifications.”

The larger of the two properties, located at 1210 Laurel Way, is listed for $18.5 million. Set on more than a third of an acre, the property is anchored by a soaring McClean showplace that features interior concepts by noted designer Waldo Fernandez.

rendering for a modern home at 1210 laurel way in Los Angeles.

A cantilevered wing that holds a bedroom is perched above a patio and infinity-edge swimming pool.

A towering waterfall feature that flows into a reflecting pool kicks off the entrance to the home. The entry is approached by a suspended glass bridge that crosses over an interior atrium to reach the threshold.

Inside, tempered walls of glass leave little to the imagination while opening the interiors to park-like views. Retractable floor-to-ceiling walls of glass connect the open-concept kitchen and living areas to the outdoors. On the lower floor, two rooms bookend an intimate sitting that overlooks a reflecting pool. The primary suite — one of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms — lies in a cantilevered wing that protrudes out towards an infinity-edge swimming pool.

luxury paul mcclean home at 1200 laurel way in Los Angeles.

Listed for $16.9 million, 1200 Laurel Way features pocketing walls of glass that connect the interior to a wealth of outdoor living space.

Located next door at 1200 Laurel Way is a low-slung McClean design seeking $16.9 million. Renderings for the more than half-acre property, which is nestled into a sloped hillside, show a sprawling contemporary tailored for car enthusiasts. Among features of note are a large motor court and a showcase garage with a motorized turntable. Interior walls of glass look into the striking garage, while a cantilevered wing that holds the living room overlooks the motor court.

contemporary dining room at 1200 laurel way beverly hills luxury home

Walls of glass show off an impressive waterfall feature that runs along the exterior.

In addition to five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the residence is loaded with amenities, including a wellness center, a media room, a gym and a wine wall. The common areas and bedrooms all flow onto a massive wrap-around patio surrounding a dazzling curved infinity-edge pool.

modern paul mcclean home at 1200 laurel way 90210

A car collector’s garage puts high-end autos on display inside the house. The snazzy garage is also equipped with a turntable.

Although the adjacent properties are offered separately, Nash said it’s not uncommon in Los Angeles for an ambitious homeowner to purchase a neighboring property to create a large estate or compound.

“For many wealthy buyers, privacy is the ultimate amenity,” he said. “And they are often willing to pay a premium to get it.”

Nash shares the listing with Hilton & Hyland’s Stephen Resnick.


Neal is the Chief Content Officer at Forbes Global Properties. A content strategist with more than a decade of experience in the sports, entertainment and real estate spaces he previously launched a sports real estate column and chronicled L.A.’s biggest home sales for the Los Angeles Times' award-winning “Hot Property” section.

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