Platinum Is Golden

Landmarks are uncommon in the ever-changing landscape of Beverly Hills, but on Crescent Drive, one can discover such a rarity: a pair of elegant Georgian-style brick buildings that share a spacious courtyard featuring an Italianate bronze and terra-cotta fountain. Undisturbed by the surrounding hubbub of real estate development, the graceful columned structures, which are painted cream […]

Cars, Cigars, and Stars

“They are young and fun,” says interior designer Susan Cohen. “They wanted a house with a sense of history, but nothing conventional or boring.” Thus began the transformation of a sprawling house in Beverly Hills for Mark and Ellen Bidner. It had once belonged to actress Constance Bennett but had since undergone many face-lifts. Fortunately, […]