In Beverly Hills, the penultimate neighborhood for estate homes is the gated community of Beverly Park. Beverly Park was developed in 1990 after a failed attempt to turn the property into what would have likely been the last private golf course, named after Dean Martin, built in the West Los Angeles area. Instead of a golf course, what was built was a master-planned, gated community designed specifically for the world's wealthiest people who wanted to build significant estates on large-scale real estate lots.
Beverly Park is located high in a canyon above Beverly Hills, near the top of the Santa Monica Mountains and famous Mulholland Drive, mere minutes north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The neighborhood is divided into two sections: North Beverly Park and South Beverly Park. Each section of Beverly Park has easy access to the Westside, meaning Beverly Hills, Century City, Bel Air and West Hollywood, as well as to the Valley, which includes movie and TV studios, the Van Nuys Airport and more.
There are many large estate homes built into every part of Beverly Hills. What most sets Beverly Park real estate apart from that of the other locations is its enthusiastic privacy. The entire neighborhood is gated and protected by full-time guards. Most of the estates inside of Beverly Park are also gated and guarded. Another very appealing feature of the homes of Beverly Park is the lot size. It's simply hard to find a location this private and protected, with lots that can accommodate homes in the 40,000 to 50,000-plus-square-foot range. Unlike nearby Holmby Hills, people cannot simply drive up to the front door of your home without getting past levels of security.
Because of the privacy, location and lot size, many notable sports icons, CEOs and entertainers own Beverly Park real estate. The list of current and past residents includes Rod Stewart, Kelsey Grammer, Barry Bonds, Eddie Murphy, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Magic Johnson, Sylvester Stallone, Reba McIntyre, Sumner Redstone, Denzel Washington, Faith Hill, Martin Lawrence, Samuel L. Jackson, Haim Saban, Tim McGraw, Mark Wahlberg, Bill Philips, Paul Reiser and many others.
The architecture of homes in Beverly Park is beautiful yet varied. There are French Provincial homes and Tuscan estates, as well as modern and Spanish masterpieces. The common areas are manicured like a park at the Getty Museum, yet each homeowner tends to go even further with stunning landscape, hardscape, pools, water features and much more.