life at 9601 charleville
An exquisite vision created by architect Peter Choate and interior designer Waldo Fernandez, 9601 Charleville boasts inviting layouts, rooftop terraces, classic yet modern interiors with the finest materials, details and appliances available.

Views of classic Beverly Hills, the sweeping Santa Monica mountains and majestic Century City create the inviting backdrop to your rooftop terrace experience. Upper Eastside exclusivity meets with the golden view of palm trees and blue skies that only Southern California promises.

9601 Charleville, an unmatched experience in luxury living, offers expansive floor plans with high ceilings, crown molding and hardwood floors to create a sense of warmth and intimacy. Outside, you’re steps away from downtown Beverly Hills and some of the finest shopping and dining in the world.
the charleville creative team
Peter Choate,
9601 Charleville Architect

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1942, Peter Choate decided to follow the family tradition and study architecture. After completing his architectural studies at Stanford University, he returned to Los Angeles to apprentice under his father, Chris Choate. In addition to designing sets for MGM Studios, Chris Choate and his partner Cliff May, helped pioneer the modular post and beam construction found in the California ranch house.

After two years together, Chris Choate joined the faculty at UCLA and Peter left to join local residential architect, Ted Grinzbach. On July 4, 1970 after 4 years with Grinzbach, Peter left to form his own architectural firm Choate Associates. Under Peter's direction, Choate Associates has designed and remodeled homes for numerous clients including Ginny & Henry Mancini, Anne Bancroft & Mel Brooks, Nora Kaye & Herbert Ross, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Strauss, Ryan O'Neal, Bob & Ginnie Newhart, Carol Burnett, Lee Grant, Alan Pakula, Sharon Stone, Sandy Gallin, and Carroll O'Connor. Although largely focused on residential architecture, Choate’s firm has also designed some small-scale hotels and inns including Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the La Posada Hotels in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Never known to embrace a particular residential style, Peter has instead sought to create a unique sense of space for each of his clients. He is careful not to impose his will on his clients but instead enlist them in the design process. He’s often quick to add, "It's their house. . . they’ve got to like it even if I never make the architecture magazines."
Waldo Fernandez,
9601 Charleville Interior Designer

Cuban born Waldo Fernandez attended private Catholic schools until his family relocated to New York, where as a teenager, Fernando was encouraged by his family to explore his passion for design and love of the arts.

Waldo soon left New York for life in Los Angeles. He quickly enrolled in school to study architecture and design at UCLA. Soon thereafter, Waldo was hired by Walter Scott, as an assistant set designer for 20th Century Fox. His set designs included furniture commissions, which caught on immediately, giving Waldo the recognition that changed his life.

Waldo found himself traveling to Europe in search of fine antiques to fill his first showroom, which opened in 1974. His first major interior design job was for film director John Schlessinger. The exposure to the entertainment industry lead Waldo's career to a celebrity clientele.

For Waldo, home is the essence of one's inner-self. He believes that creating one's sense of style is very much told by the manner in which one lives.

Waldo's Design has been open at the Almont Drive location for more than 28 years. His firm includes a staff of architectural and interior designers. Waldo's Design also carries a reproduction furniture line, which continually keeps evolving Fernandez's creativity.