This three-bedroom, three-bathroom grand-scale Spanish in the Sunset Strip offers ultimate privacy (gates, hedges, no one “looking in” from above) and unparalleled access to all of the Sunset Strip's offerings.
Enter this home through a secure, gated drive. The entire front of the home is surrounded by a wall of hedges. A direct-access two-car garage makes for an easy transition into the house.
Upon entering the residence, it's most striking feature becomes apparent: A light-filled concourse with an original Mission Tile floor. This gallery-style area connects the entry way to most areas of the home. Dramatic plaster arches, vintage wrought-iron gates, inlaid iconic tile vignettes, Colonial Revival-style detailing, grand-scale French doors, and clerestory windows make this a first impression that is impossible to beat.
The formal step-down living room has hardwood floors, an over-sized fireplace and mantle, and two-story cathedral ceilings. The dining area is truly a room with views; pool one one side and a Mediterranean courtyard on the other. French doors provide access to the outdoors from this warm, dazzling room.
A cook's kitchen has Viking appliances, custom cabinetry, Caesar Stone counter tops, and an eat-in peninsula. The kitchen is open to the home's family room/den. This classic, contemporary combination of rooms results in the versatile floor plan that is highly desired for entertaining or quiet nights at home.
The home's entire second floor is comprised of its master suite. Awaken beneath a vaulted wood ceiling and rise to survey park-like grounds outside of French doors. A sitting area allows for lounging. An impressive master bathroom has vintage-style tile floors, a step-in shower, double sinks, built-in shelving, custom cabinets, and a soaking tub with views of the lushly landscaped grounds. A walk-in wardrobe with built-ins augments the suite's offerings.
Two guest suites (with their own re-done bathrooms) complete the home's private rooms. Both suites have high, vaulted ceilings. One features an office, as well as a cedar-lined closet. The other contains floor-to-ceiling library-style built-in bookcases and storage. Both of these rooms are versatile: One could be a large office, the other is pre-wired as a potential media room.
Outside lies the home's impressive grounds. The back area (like the front) is enclosed by hedges and walls that provide complete privacy. The heated pool and spa are only one welcome part of the landscape. The pool's flagstone deck has plenty of room for lounging, eating, and sunning. A grassy, rolling lawn offers room for play, parties, pups, and procrastination.
Located on prestigious Doheny Drive, this Sunset Strip home is walking-distance to all the area has to offer (gyms, restaurants, clubs, shopping, hotels, and live entertainment). But when its gates are closed, it's a world away.