1930’s Spanish Glamour Re-defined
Sited on a knoll above neighboring rooftops, this Los Feliz three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1938 view home has all the style, features, and upgrades that today’s sophisticated buyers desire.
The artfully restored residence has a dramatic and professionally landscaped approach from the street level. Queen palms, terracotta tiles and smooth plaster walls lead the way to an espresso-stained front door. Inside the home’s entry way, details emerge that begin to tell the property’s story. On one hand, exposed woodwork, “button” light switches with torched-bronze plates, and art glass light fixtures are indicators of days gone by. But the entry’s intercom, security controls, and a cool flow of central air push the home into the 21st century. To the left of the entry are a bedroom with richly-grained wainscoting and its own redone bathroom with step-in shower. To the right of the entry, a sunny living room with gleaming hardwood floors, authentic fireplace, French doors and over-scale picture windows. This mix of details from “now” and “then” is carried throughout every room and outdoor area of the strikingly restored classic Franklin Hills mini-estate.
The living room’s front-facing window frames Los Feliz’s glimmering hills and—up on top—a renowned L.A. landmark: The Griffith Park Observatory. The Observatory’s recent renovation bathes its unmistakable facade in a bright white light at night, and is seen straight-on from this room’s interior.
On both sides of the living room’s plaster and red brick fireplace are doors leading to a Spanish-style portal with its own outdoor fireplace. This tile-covered patio adjacent to the living room provides ample space for al fresco dining. Also visible from the living room is the home’s luxurious pool and separate spa. Imagine sipping a cocktail on one of the pool’s three underwater “barstools.” The pool and spa both have built-in water features that add glamour to large-scale entertaining. Lush landscaping and plaster walls—beautifully lit at night—provide privacy, shade, and security for the home’s outdoor areas. Further out are uncovered patio areas for lounging in the sun or rolling on the grassy lawn.
Another set of patio French doors provide access from the back yard into the house’s formal dining room (also accessible from the living room). Open the dining room and living room doors to the home’s covered courtyard, light both fireplaces, turn on the pool’s fountains, and create a dynamic starting point for Hollywood-style gatherings.
Through an old-school swinging door in the dining room is the home’s stunning kitchen. Stainless-steel appliances, custom wood cabinets, cook book shelves, granite counters, Walker Zanger backsplashes, and diner-style light fixtures make this a true designer showcase kitchen. Additionally, a built-in eat-in area—surrounded by sun-filled windows—creates the perfect space for casual dining or morning coffee. And, watch top chefs do their thing on the kitchen’s built-in flat screen. A pantry/laundry room augments the kitchen’s functionality.
A second bedroom has a set of French doors that open to an airy, uncovered outdoor patio. From this vantage, city lights gleam and old-fashioned street lights flicker. This deck is the perfect place to watch the sun set, and provides another opportunity for intimate outdoor entertaining.
A second bathroom has a cast-iron claw-foot tub, wainscoting, Walker Zanger tile, porcelain pedestal sink, and built-in medicine cabinet.
A third bedroom opens to the pool area and is steps away from the home’s elevated, heated spa.
On the street level, the residence accommodates two cars in its garage. The entrance to the property from the street is gated and secure. Additionally, the property is located on one of the neighborhood’s best streets and is close to all Los Feliz and Silver Lake have to offer. Also, downtown, Griffith Park, and Hollywood’s redeveloped hot spots are minutes away.