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Renowned Architect Miguel Angel Aragonés Lists Minimalist Yet Groovy Beverly Hills Masterpiece

With accolades and magazine features all over the world, Miguel Angel Aragonés’ work is very well-known. Mexico’s top modernist architect also gets in on real estate, and just listed his newest Los Angeles project. The price is steep at $20 million, but the Beverly Hills home’s minimalist geometric design, party-ready lighting, and tranquil setting all add up. Designing seems to be in the family genes as Miguel and his son Rafael Aragonés collaborated on this Trousdale Estates creation, completed just a few months ago. Miguel purchased the property with a circa-1960 building on it but started anew to build this sleek escape. Suiting anyone from a rising star to a hip family, the geometric modern is either spa-like or club-like depending on how you set the lighting. Employing an open and almost futuristic layout, clean lines and a white palette help to make its surrounding greenery and turquoise pool pop. Capitalizing on the ease of indoor/outdoor living in California, state-of-the-art sliding systems surround almost every space in the 7,500-square-foot abode. Located at 510 Arkell Drive, the 90210 home may be cited on the corner of two streets but it couldn’t feel more private with the father-son duo’s precise and meticulous design. Its four bedrooms and five bathrooms are tucked away from the main spaces, where custom poliform built-ins line the halls. To add to the home’s exclusive feel, a rooftop lounge sets the ultimate scene for stylish dining al fresco. Yawar Charlie and Karen Sanchez of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, Ben Becal at Revel Real Estate and Ethan Pescowitz at Westside Estate Agency hold the listing. https://www.cottagesgardens.com/renowned-architect-miguel-angel-aragones-lists-minimalist-yet-groovy-beverly-hills-masterpiece/pic/291985/

In the Trousdale Estates, 510 Arkell a Four-bedroom, Five-bathroom Minimalist Home Was Designed by Mexico’s Top Architects, Miguel Ángel Aragonés and Rafael Aragonés

“Color is inherent to many examples of Mexican architecture over hundreds of years and a natural step for us is using modern technology to play with this element at night,” says architect Rafael Aragonés, who designed the project with Miguel Ángel Aragonés. “The house and its walls are transformed through LED-colored lighting, transporting you to a different mood and context.” This intimate refuge—which comprises an atrium, reflective pools, a spa and a media room, among others—gives a feeling of openness with opportunities to enjoy the expansive views of the surrounding natural environment in a serene atmosphere. “The built perimeter of the project is confined by privacy walls that create an intimate courtyard for every room,” says Rafael Aragonés. “Turning into a corner and not knowing what comes next—this is perhaps what I like the most when taking a walk throughout any city. Why not try to recreate this inside your own private space?” A gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, terrazzo floors, Poliform custom-made cabinetry, built-in modules and closets, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system make these 7,500 square feet extremely comfortable. “Buyers value their privacy, security and luxurious lifestyle, and are willing to pay a premium to get it,” says listing agent Karen Sanchez of The Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. “Trousdale is a historic area in a category all its own, the best Beverly Hills has to offer,” adds listing agent Yawar Charlie of The Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.

Trousdale Estates home remodeled by Mexican architect lists for $20M

Miguel Ángel Aragonés explains use of color and light in exclusive interview A 7,500-square-foot Trousdale Estates house remodeled by a well-known architect, has listed for $20 million, or $2,667 per square foot. Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés and his son Rafael, both of the Taller Aragonés headquartered in Mexico City, revamped the 62-year-old, one-story house at 510 Arkell Drive in the exclusive Trousdale Estates enclave. According to the coffee table book “Miguel Ángel Aragonés: Reinventing Minimalism,” which was published in 2020, his style is best known for modernist inspiration and the creative use of light. The Arkell Drive project embodies the Aragonés’ technique. After dusk, the house’s LED lights use cast blue, red, magenta and cyan light inside and outside of the house, Miguel Ángel and Rafael Aragonés told The Real Deal in an exclusive interview. “Color is inherent to many examples of Mexican architecture for hundreds of years. A natural step for us is to use contemporary technology to play with this element at night,” Rafael Aragonés said. “The house and its walls are transformed through LED-colored lighting, transporting you to a different mood and context.” Miguel Ángel Aragonés said the house also works with Los Angeles’ natural light. But night is a different story. “Architectural projects which mimic daylight make a big mistake. You will never be able to mimic nature. The approach of different colors tells a story that is different from the day,” he explained. The four-bed, five-bath Arkell Drive house is topped off with a roof level that has a permit for an outdoor kitchen and dining room. The house also includes a spa and blue turquoise pool. Formerly owned by real estate developer Aaron Rivani of Global Investment & Development and his wife Janet, the house is now owned by 510 Arkell LLC, which is backed by Taller Aragonés. The house’s listing agents are Yawar Charlie and Karen Sanchez of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, Ben Becal at Revel Real Estate and Ethan Peskowitz at Westside Estate Agency. The Arkell Drive property is the second Los Angeles home designed by Miguel Ángel Aragonés. The architect also designed 1106 North Hillcrest Drive in Beverly Hills. The house was listed for $8.4 million on June 3, according to the Redfin property listing site. Comparable Trousdale Estates houses that recently sold include 521 Chalette Drive, a 4,076-square-foot home that traded for $13 million or $3,189 per square foot; and 1120 Wallace Ridge, 6,426-square-foot property that fetched house that $19.5 million or $3.035 per square foot, according to Redfin. https://therealdeal.com/la/2022/07/08/trousdale-estates-home-remodeled-by-mexican-architect-lists-for-20m/

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