One of the most important and stylish estates to come on the Los Feliz market in a generation, this consular-sized trophy property is a magnificent blend of classical architecture and modern luxury. At almost 12,000 square feet, it is a home of epic proportions. Originally built in 1927, the Italianate house has been re-imagined by architect Ricardo Accorsi who, along with the noted design firm Nickey Kehoe, has transformed the opulent living spaces into a timeless, sophisticated design statement with Italian modernist flourishes.
Situated on a coveted corner lot and up a long private driveway and grand motor court, carved wood doors open to a gracious atrium with soaring, arched ceilings crowned by an antique glass skylight. The enormous formal living room has striking groin vault ceilings, a marble fireplace, and rich oak floors. A trio of French doors lines the room, leading to a sweeping terrace with Italian arcades overlooking the pool, gardens, and the panoramic Downtown L.A. skyline beyond. To one side is an octagonal sitting room encircled by floor-to-ceiling, arch-topped French doors that frame impressive city views. Opposite, there is a stunning formal dining room with a terrace, leaded glass windows and exposed wood beams. The exceptional chef’s kitchen is vast, with gorgeous herringbone wood floors, dining and sitting areas, a fireplace, large marble center island, and La Cornue oven range.
Flanked by dramatic archways and columns, the stunning, classical two-story foyer leads to a sunlit office and two voluminous en-suite bedrooms with built-in bookshelves and generous walk-in closets. And at the top of a sweeping, wrought-iron-clad staircase and open mezzanine, the secluded master suite is movie star ready with built-in, curvilinear bookshelves, monumental dual showroom closets, a city-view balcony and gorgeous bathroom with steam shower, tub and dual pedestal sinks of honey onyx. A private staircase provides access to the bedrooms below.
A white marble staircase down leads to an additional lower level of living and entertaining space. A light-filled conservatory is lined with arched windows and French doors, and serves as a gateway to a plush art deco-inspired theater, game room, wonderfully equipped gym with sauna, and wine cellar. An attached guest wing includes a living room, large bedroom suite and private entry from the garden. On the opposite side of the home, two additional, upper-level en-suite bedrooms share a full kitchen, Spanish-tiled bathroom, laundry room and balcony, which could make an excellent live-in, guest, or assistant work area space.
Secluded behind walls and hedges, the lushly landscaped garden is superbly conceived. Charming patios are elevated by a tranquil fountain, manicured lawns and fruit-bearing trees, while a dining pergola shrouded in greenery sits adjacent to a swimmer’s pool and spa. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the largest estate homes in Los Feliz, renovated to an exceptional level for those with consummate taste and style.