1520 Gilcrest Beverly Hills
On the promontory overlooking the Trousdale Estates and high above the famed Sunset Strip with views from downtown Los Angeles and the snow-capped mountains beyond, to the Getty Center, Santa Monica, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean, is 1520 Gilcrest Drive.Originally owned by famed violinist Jascha Heifetz, who in 1948 commissioned his friend, Lloyd Wright, to build his iconic recording studio (Lloyd Wright Archives: Heifetz, Jascha - StudioGilcrest Dr., Los Angeles 1946 Project No. 177, 1951 Project No. 206) on what now sits the baja shelf of the 210 foot zero edge infinity pool. Purchased after the death of Heifetz by actor James Woods, James donated the music studio, which was reconstructed piece by piece inside the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles in 1998. James then had his architect build a steel framed pavilion on the envelope of what was the recording studio.The craftsman style home, measuring approximately 5000 square feet on over one acre of lush grounds, presented an opportunity to create what is now a state-of-the-art modern barn.