HOME OF HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY IN WHITLEY HEIGHTS
This brilliantly restored home is old-world glamour with new world features. The style of the home is Spanish Colonial revival, and these architectural elements can be seen in the home’s exterior stucco façade, saltillo entrance, stone fountain, light fixtures, original stained-glassed windows, and rich wood floors. Additional elements were preserved to display the classic early Hollywood era, such as the ornately hand-carved wooden banister leading to the downstairs, period replica light switches throughout the home, original French doors, black-and-white checkered flooring with dazzling turquoise tiles, and chrome hardware in bathrooms. All of today's modern conveniences are here, too, like a Sonos system with indoor-outdoor sound system.
The Whitley Heights neighborhood is steeped in history. W.C. Fields lived/slept here; Rudolph Valentino was the neighbor. The City of Los Angeles declared Whitley Heights an historic district, where each owner in the community must maintain their property (which can impact stable/increasing home values).
Enjoy the perfect separation of living and entertaining space, with living area and kitchen on upper level and bedrooms on a lower level. All three bedrooms are en-suite.
The two-car garage with epoxy floor from the street enters directly into the open kitchen with its granite counter tops, lots of storage, and dining area. The kitchen has a vintage Wedgewood range (mirroring but not related to the name of the home’s street). This range/oven has been passed down from owner to owner and works perfectly.
The attached chauffeur's quarters is currently used as an office, but could be a guest suite, yoga studio, or writer's room.
Due to the home’s HPOZ historic property status, owners get to take advantage of an enormous property tax discount. At the city rate of 1.25%, a $2M home's annual property taxes could be about $25,000. Since the home has been approved for HPOZ status under the Mills Act, it's tax bill in 2017 was only $5,158.
The home is situated in the center of Hollywood, close to the world-famous Hollywood Bowl, and nearby the Walk of Fame and Hollywood Boulevard.
- Spanish Colonial Revival style
- Perfectly preserved and restored property
- Sweeping canyon views
- Over 2,700 sq. ft. of living space
- Over 7,600 sq. ft. of land
- 3 en-suite bedrooms
- Attached guest suite
- Large grassy backyard with sitting areas
- Outdoor living area with fountain
- Rich wood floors
- Sonos indoor/outdoor sound system
- HPOZ property with Mills Act tax breaks
- Close to all the area has to offer
Interior and exterior square footage totals are reflective of City/County records. Buyer to verify.