1240 N. Wetherly Drive Los Angeles, California 90069
Exquisite private Lower Doheny Estates gated property in a secure and spacious park-like setting. Circa 1948, is centrally located just above Sunset Blvd. on coveted North Wetherly Drive, a quiet and serene street hidden from the city.
Thoughtfully updated and restored, this residence is set far back from the street. A double-gated driveway, a pedestrian walkway along, and 12’ hedging reveal a 300-foot deep property with a large manicured front yard, parking for up to six cars, and an attached two-car garage. The wrap-around front porch leads to a formal black & white marble entry and a vast step down living room with French windows, crown moldings, and a wood-burning fireplace with an imported 1800s French marble mantle. Directly opposite the entry is the formal dining room with pocket doors and wainscoting that seats up to 12. Hardwood floors lead to the heart of the home including a large family room with a fireplace and a second antique mantle, breakfast area, and chef’s kitchen equipped with professional appliances all overlooking the completely private backyard. The kitchen with Jerusalem limestone floors and rare Brazilian granite counters includes a walk-in pantry and an attached laundry room with a separate entrance. An adjacent suite is perfect for guests, a second home office, or a live-in.
The other wing of the house is comprised of an oversized, light-filled principal bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, cedar lined walk-in closet and French doors opening onto the backyard, a large bathroom with steam shower, spa-style tub, and heated limestone floor. Another full guest bath and two generously sized bedrooms with large closets (one with a large built-in desk and shelves) also open on to the main hall and share a full bath with dual sinks.
The lower level offers a world-class collector’s temperature-controlled 1,700 bottle wine cellar, a large airy light-filled office suite with built-in shelves and kitchenette, 2nd office/assistant area/gym, and a full bath that opens onto a patio with a separate side yard entrance. Two large additional rooms perfect for extra storage round out this level.
The expansive backyard, surrounded by mature trees, offers outdoor dining areas, a second large grassy area, enormous “Hollywood style” pool, dog run, raised vegetable garden, gas barbecue, and outdoor covered entertaining area with service bar, sink, refrigerator, and built-in cabinets. Multiple patios around the pool and house, brick-paved dining area, and rear balcony are optimal for year-round outdoor dining and living.
Other features of this home include numerous energy-efficient features, LED landscape lighting, multi-zone irrigation, hard-wired high-speed internet access, multi-line phone system, built-in speakers, and a setup for a home theatre.
Rarely does a property of this magnitude in this desirable of a location become available for sale. With almost a half-acre of land, this very special opportunity is awaiting a buyer of discerning taste who desires a home ideal for luxurious living, entertaining, working, and schooling at home.
Structural StyleSingle Family Detached
ParkingDriveway, Garage - 2 Car, Garage Is Attached, Gated, Parking For Guests
FeaturesGated, Pool & gardens, Private, Character and style, Home for entertaining & living