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Redone using materials from Paris and the Italian cities of Venice and Florence, this Tuscan-style house behind gates in the Beverly Hills Post Office area is surrounded by 150-year-old orange trees, avocado trees, gardens and outdoor entertaining space. Interior finishes include stone floors, stone and copper sinks and wrought-iron fixtures.

Location: 9606 Heather Road, Beverly Hills 90210
Asking price: $8.795 million
Year built: 1925
House size: Five bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms, 5,549 square feet
Lot size: 1.74 acres

Features: Vaulted ceiling entry, wood-beam ceiling living room, formal dining room with fireplace, interior arches, French doors, marble kitchen counters, dual-bathroom master suite, swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, pool house.

About the area: In the first half of last year, 131 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.726 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 2.5% increase from the median during the first half of 2010.

Agents: David Kramer, Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills, (310) 691-2400, and Kennon Earl, Keller Williams Realty in Beverly Hills, (310) 432-6491

David Kramer