This enchanting Los Feliz estate by renowned architect Carleton Winslow will transport you to a forgotten time of Old Hollywood glamor. Situated on half an acre of lush, manicured grounds and set back from the street, this gated and elevated 1926 Spanish Revival estate affords a world of privacy and views from almost every room. The grand tree-shaded forecourt sets a regal tone and offers up stunning views of not only this stunning residence itself, but also the nearby Griffith Observatory. Entry through the decorative masonry arch and front door reveals a continuation of the theme, and a home that is unmistakenly appointed for stately living and boundless entertaining.
Meticulously renovated over a two-year period, the main house is light and bright with a dramatic two-story entry, a grand living room with an oversized fireplace, a banquet-worthy formal dining room, a library with original, hand-painted ceilings, and even an elevator. The chef's kitchen has recently undergone an extensive remodel with stainless steel appliances, and boasts abundant cabinet space, long marble countertops, and a large butler's pantry. The adjacent breakfast room opens to a large terrace overlooking the rear lawn, highly productive vegetable and herb gardens, and is ideal for alfresco dining. Multiple seating areas situated around the entire estate offer up as much tranquility and solitude as one might desire.
The upstairs bedroom gallery hosts four large bedrooms, each with ensuites and walk-in closets. The master retreat is expansive, and features a fireplace and explosive views of Downtown Los Angeles from its private balcony.
A lower "ballroom" level will win the quick approval of anyone who loves to entertain, and is well suited as a media or games room. This level also offers direct access to its own terrace, an adjacent room perfectly suited as a gym, as well as the garden forecourt.
The estate is rounded out by garages accommodating three cars, a motor court with gated parking for multiple additional vehicles, and an optional 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage with full kitchen that is perfect for a housekeeper, assistant or au pair.
This truly historic stand-out property offers a rare opportunity in one of Los Angeles' most historic and beautiful neighborhoods. Its grandeur, provenance and setting make it one of the area's most distinguished and unique homes and it simply must be seen to be fully appreciated.