As the The Los Angeles Times once noted, serenity can be found in the hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz Oaks. Located just east of Hollywood and north of Foothill Drive, the neighborhood provides its fortunate residents a “world away” sanctuary along peaceful, tree-lined streets, most with the word “Oak” in their names. Its setting and proximity harmonizes the natural and urban landscape of Los Angeles, offering the best of all worlds. The shopping, restaurants and nightclubs of Hollywood, Silver Lake and Downtown Los Angeles are only minutes away, while those looking to enjoy live music under the stars can visit the nearby Greek Theater. Hiking and equestrian trails are also accessible, as well as the famous Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Natural elements found throughout this neighborhood continue to play out at this Spanish-style compound at 5604 Holly Oak Drive. Glossy, green backsplash in the kitchen and deep, dark wood ceiling beams and wide-planked flooring set the tone for a warm and earthy feel. Stucco walls, red terracotta roof and floor tiles, and arched windows and doorways further depict the Spanish-influenced design. The formal dining room, with its oversized picture window looking out onto the treetops, is the perfect setting for a candlelit dinner. Two additional bedrooms, a guest suite, and a bonus “flex” room accompany the spacious master suite.
Here are three features we love about this home:
- Traditional outdoor fireplace has a built-in bench, or “banco,” great for taking a siesta in the cozy courtyard
- Outdoor patio is both casual and romantic and centers on the sharing of a meal with close friends and loved ones
- Spanish-inspired wrought iron accents, as found in the wall sconces, gates, and window treatment, add a touch of ornamental personality.