This distinguished 2 story Hancock Park Spanish Mediterranean estate sits perched above the street and has been perfectly restored, expanded and renovated. The pristine property maintains the charm, details and feel of the 20's, but is all newly designed and built. Attention to detail continues throughout the entire house: brilliant use of wood, imported limestone and marble; old world sconces light up the rooms; gleaming dark stained hardwood floors, oversized base moldings, double crown moldings, french doors and windows accent the scale and open feel of each room. The entry features soaring 2 story ceilings with black and white marble floors, showcasing a stunning stairway, richly outlined with ornate ironwork detail. An oversized living room has a beautifully carved stone fireplace surround and hardwood floors. A relaxed family room is set off the living room. Gourmet cook's kitchen features Carrera marble counters with center island, Le Cornue stove/cooktop, top of the line custom paneled appliances and custom cabinetry with a full scale butler's pantry leading to the formal sit down dining room, just right for candlit and big family dinners. There is a lovely informal breakfast room as well. A staff/guest bedroom is currently being used as a delightful children's playroom. Fabulous upstairs level includes 4 generously proportioned family bedrooms. The master is large, but gracious, with a sitting area, finished walk in closet and wonderfully appointed free standing tub and separate shower.
A great home for the ultimate in indoor/outdoor entertaining. Separate outside spaces are perfectly suited for guests or just a great place to escape. Absolutely lush exterior landscape with an inviting front, and rear yard with a huge grassy lawn, a beautiful collection of trees and plantings, and a hand-carved stone fountain which sits on the outdoor courtyard. Exterior guest suite is the perfect place for invited guests, or can be a used as a home office. The garage is currently fitted as a man cave, a place to watch sports and kick back. Be prepared for a treat!