2924 Montcalm Ave | Hollywood Hills
- Just Listed
- New Price
- Not in MLS
This iconic John Woolf home is the perfect combination of elegant design and livability. The comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence is a fine example of the Hollywood Regency style, which Woolf made famous in the Golden Age of Hollywood, designing homes for the likes of Errol Flynn, Ira Gershwin, Cary Grant, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Mae West, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth, just to name a few. This particular house was designed for film editor Robert Seiter in 1953 and has been called home by designers, creative directors and other Hollywood elite ever since.
One highlight of this house is the light-filled, double-crescent living room, with its parquet floors, high ceilings and 12-foot tall curved glass walls that literally wrap around the swimming pool. At the center of the room, Woolf set his signature marble fireplace with an inset window, and a pleasing axis is formed between the fireplace in the living room and the fireplace in the outsized formal dining room. Every detail is laid out with meticulous, original intention, and the effect is stunning.
Incredible indoor-outdoor flow and an enormous treed lot also make this house a perfect spot for entertaining. The pool pushes organically onto the house, with white columns and patios on either side, creating a glamorous “pool pavilion” of sorts. Also outside, enjoy the main raised pavilion, melding seamlessly with the outdoors and lush landscape. A short walk away is an enormous lower lot area, where one can put on major events with tents and catering. Plus, parking isn’t a worry – the home is located on a super-exclusive, cul-de-sac street in the Hollywood Hills, with plenty of parking and privacy. There’s also an underground, gated 5-car garage.
Inside, the master suite is spacious, but its true luxury lies in its bathroom and closets. The marble-clad, oval-shaped bathroom has a vanity with plenty of drawers and counter space, and the eight closets are perfectly designed, the bases angled to display one’s shoes. The stylistic green-and-black kitchen features a vintage 1950s stove and marble-tile floor. A cozy den makes for the ultimate movie or TV-night, where you and your guests can settle down on the deep sofa and enjoy your show of choice.
This Woolf home exudes style and sophistication while retaining a comfortable living space. It has been featured in numerous publications, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. As the Times wrote in the architect John Elgin Woolf’s obituary, Woolf and his partner “established a new vocabulary for glamorous movie-star living; they synthesized 19th-century French, Greek Revival and Modernist touches into a heady mixture that has since been christened Hollywood Regency.” At 2924 Montcalm, you find a novel, design-centric home without the cold austerity of so many Modernist houses – a home truly to be cherished, and a bright investment for the future.