The Pride of Fryman Canyon
Elegantly sited on a gated one-acre+ knoll and framed by mature Sycamore and Oak trees, this Tudor Revival estate echoes the timeless design celebrated by Hollywood’s Architect, Paul R. Williams. The 1940s-era residence has been exquisitely remodeled and expanded over time with uncompromising attention to detail. Two stories of commanding presence reflect a reverence for proportion, grand-yet-intimate spaces and a connection to the outdoors. The entry welcomes you into a classic center hall floorplan defined by 10-foot ceilings, custom wainscoting, moldings and herringbone flooring. Inside, a handsome wood paneled study charms with a green marble surround fireplace, built-ins and powder bath. The gracious step-down living room offers an impressive entertainment space with curvilinear ceilings and doorways, a French limestone fireplace/hearth, and magical dancing light glistens through leaded glass windows - all creates seamless flow to the formal dining room for large sit-down occasions. Rich traditional details are repeated throughout the public areas: hardwood flooring, moldings, decorative wallpapers, beveled leaded glass windows, custom French doors, skylights and recessed lighting. The recently remodeled chef's center island kitchen and breakfast room overlook the gardens and includes Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, double sinks, custom cabinetry, quartz countertops and quality fixtures. Open to the kitchen, the family room is a comfortable retreat with a handsome arched fireplace, recessed TV and wet bar.
Double French doors from the family room lead to a luscious garden setting punctuated by expansive brick patios, a 20 x 42 foot swimmer’s pool, spa and green house. Horticulturist inspired landscaped grounds include an English garden of over 100 types of roses, a vegetable garden, specimen plantings and a variety of bougainvillea - a magical wonderland made for memorable outdoor gatherings, large and small. Six fountains dot the landscape while a central brick pathway coaxes you to enjoy another verdant level — the scene of grand alfresco entertaining.
The bedroom wing has been thoughtfully positioned for privacy, offering two generous suites and a sumptuous primary suite with a sitting room, plus dual closets and baths. A 4th bedroom/bath with custom French doors opening to garden is situated off the kitchen/utility vestibule, ideal for a maid or guest. Off the bedroom hallway, a stairwell leads to a spacious and picturesque library with pitched beamed ceilings and a fireplace, plus even more room for expansion with approximately 2,500 square feet.
The estate can accommodate many guests at one time with a large motorcourt, 3-vehicle carport and 4-car garage featuring direct access to an expansive rec room/gym/studio space. Modern amenities and additions have been carefully integrated into the home, including full security, a 4-zone HVAC, generator and much more.
This treasured property beams with architectural integrity and enduring refinement.
Fryman Canyon is a well-established neighborhood/community rich in history and home to many celebrities and entertainment people. It is a lifestyle - approximately 20 min from anywhere in LA! Close to Mulholland Tennis Club and others. Fryman Canyon Park has one of the top 5 hiking trails in the US with expansive trails through the Santa Monica Conservatory land yet still close to the city. One of the finest Farmers Market is a short walk away as well as Gelson's, Ralphs and Whole Foods. Boutique restaurants abound including Casa Vega, Tuning Fork, and Black Market to name a few.
Offered at: $9,300,000