Mere seconds above West Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip in a celebrity-studded enclave, this original, 1920s Spanish beholds dazzling views of the city’s glittering lights and of the Pacific Ocean beyond on the horizon. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural landmark “The Storer House” is just two doors away and is just one of the many nearby neighboring masterpieces.
This unusually sun-bathed, airy home has been completely remodeled with refined taste and style. There are beloved architectural elements throughout adding vintage authenticity and evoking undeniable feeling. The 400-year old authentic Spanish tiled roof, the hand forged wrought ironwork, the glowing light fixtures and more create a very special and unforgettable setting. One can’t help being taken back in time, couched, of course, in every modern convenience thoughtfully superimposed onto this historic canvas.
With a floorplan built for Southern California entertaining where letting the outdoors in is everything, there are terraces, balconies or patios off every room. Enjoy the openness to the panoramic views from several places or relax in many of the tranquil patio and garden settings surrounded by established foliage.
On the main level, a formal entry opens to the spacious living room featuring a high barreled ceiling and a huge picture window overlooking the garden. Banks of French doors open to a front-facing terrace and also to the leafy backyard patio. Anchoring the room is an elegant fireplace framed by a lovely 1920s marble mantlepiece. The formal dining room opens graciously to a large terrace.
The well-equipped cook’s kitchen features custom cabinetry with multiple built-ins, honed Carrara marble countertops, top-tier stainless-steel appliances including a Bertazzoni cooking range and a dual-zone wine cooler. There are two pantries and so much more. An adjacent informal dining area opens to the family/media room and through French doors, to another outdoor patio.
A powder room completes the main level.
Upstairs, find three family bedrooms each with balconies and walk-in closets. The ensuite primary bedroom has a gorgeous bathroom done in Carrara marble featuring a soaking tub, a glass enclosed shower and dual vanities. The two additional bedrooms share a full hall bath, also done in Carrara.
On the lower level is a separate, renovated studio apartment with its own entrance and access to the street. It features a kitchenette, ample closet space, and a bath with an oversized glass-enclosed shower. Great for guests or as a separate, private home office.
The private, backyard, picturesque and bountiful, feels much like a villa on the Amalfi coast with its terraced spaces and gardens, all set under a restful canopy of palm, lemon, apple, blood orange and fig trees. So many romantic vignettes for alfresco lounging and dining under the sun and stars or for meditation surrounded by the soothing sound of trickling fountains.
Modern creature comforts include a two-car garage, a laundry room, plenty of storage, a three-unit HVAC system, a security system, AV, and a water softening system. There’s even a large bonus area, as well.
All this within very close proximity to everything the Sunset Strip has to offer: The Chateau Marmont, Bristol Farms, Starbucks, Frank Gehry’s “Gateway to Hollywood” project, popular restaurants and fabulous shopping.