Originally built in 1942 by famed architect William Baker and featured in the December 1942 issue of House Beautiful Magazine, this updated, classic, New England Traditional beautifully showcases its pedigreed past while simultaneously offering the sought-after floorplan and finishes of today. The original architectural characteristics continue to shine beautifully throughout: intricate ceiling and wall ornamentation, detailed wall panels, wood floors, custom built-ins and so much more. All this, plus a stately street presence with a gated circular drive, providing extensive off-street parking, makes this beautiful East Coast Traditional home a very special Westwood Hills offering.
Featuring the quintessential center hall floorplan providing a nice circular flow, this home is perfect for easy living and entertaining. The gracious formal living room with its focal fireplace opens to a handsome den featuring Scalamandre wallpaper, a built in bookcase with hidden compartments, and easy access to the backyard via French doors. The formal dining room is so elegant; a butler’s pantry connects it to the kitchen, well-equipped with a 6-burner Wolf range, farmhouse sink, center island and large pantry. As the true hub of the house, the kitchen opens to a spacious and casual family area with a custom entertainment wall and an informal dining area, all orienting out to the backyard. Two powder rooms complete the first floor.
There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms upstairs including the stunning master retreat. A true getaway, the master has a soaring vaulted ceiling beautifully illuminated by a pretty crystal chandelier and warmed by an abundance of sunlight. A lovely marble fireplace graces the sitting area and there’s even a sundeck overlooking the verdant backyard. The master also has terrific walk-in closet spaces, including a room/walk-in closet/vestiary that is tucked behind a hidden pocket door concealed by architectural paneling. The three additional bedrooms, one ensuite with a walk-in closet, the other two share a full bath Jack & Jill-style.
There is also a third floor, easily accessible attic area with plumbing and electrical, perfect as a potential play area, bonus room or storage.
Additional upgrades include a 10 camera HD security system, an electric car charging station and valuable off-street parking spaces.
The wooded backyard is very private with several alfresco spaces: a lounging deck, sitting area and grassy yard. Warner Avenue Elementary School District. Close proximity to UCLA, Westwood Village and the 405.