History, elegance and modern conveniences harmonize in style at 435 S. Plymouth Boulevard, a beautifully preserved home in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood. Pairing contemporary amenities with thoughtfully maintained details dating back to the 1920s, this 6-bedroom, 7-bath two-level estate is primed for easy entertaining with spacious interiors and a generous private backyard, complete with pool, lawn and outdoor screening room.
“While staying true to the grandeur of the 1920s, this updated Hancock Park gem is an entertainer’s dream house and has the contemporary amenities and privacy to satisfy all discerning buyers,” says Jonathan Ruiz, who holds the listing. “This elegant grand dame has got the soul of the past and the style of today, all under one roof.”
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A Central Hancock Park Locale
Dating back to the 1920s. Hancock Park is one of L.A.’s oldest neighborhoods, boasting quiet streets with mature, leafy trees and stylish vintage homes with large grassy lawns—all just minutes from Hollywood, the Westside and Downtown L.A.
The neighborhood’s central locale is also close to top-rated schools, country clubs, museums as well as several production studios, and frequently attracts artists and writers within the entertainment industry.
“Hancock Park is a special neighborhood because of the historical architecture. 435 Plymouth falls within the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), which helps preserve the historic character of the neighborhood,” says Jonathan. “That’s why you don’t see any big modern box-style homes being constructed around this area. Not to mention, you are seconds away from Larchmont Village—an iconic L.A. dining and shopping street.”
Interiors That Charm & Delight
Past the pair of mature, fragrant lemon trees that frame the home’s front door, find 8,086 square feet of airy, naturally bright interiors replete with eye-catching features that fuse sophistication with approachable elegance.
Among the home’s standout design elements are original, character-rich details unique to Hancock Park’s historic homes; think intricate crown molding on the barrel ceilings etched with pineapples (a symbol of hospitality) and stately marble fireplaces in the formal living room and office.
“My favorite part of this home is the great room,” says Jonathan. “It’s the focal point of the home and punctuated by these gorgeous, contemporary French steel doors that look out onto the beautifully hedged backyard with a private pool. The French doors not only modernize the home, but let in loads of natural light.”
Host with the Most
All-season entertaining at 435 S. Plymouth Boulevard is a true delight. Cook up a gourmet meal in the chef’s kitchen, the outdoor kitchen or fire up a fresh pie in minutes in the pizza oven. Mix up some signature cocktails at the dining room’s speakeasy-style bar, then head outside to the open-air screening room to lounge in comfort under the stars while watching the latest releases.
Towering magnolia trees and manicured hedges surround the backyard, providing total privacy and an oasis-like environment.
The nearby detached guest house is primed for short or long-term guests and can also double as a private office space away from the main home.