The Stately 1920s Mediterranean in Hancock Park is Available For The First Time in Decades
This stately Mediterranean Revival home, which was first built for a prominent Los Angeles family in the late 1920's, was last sold in the 1970's and has remained in the same owner ever since, and is a stately Mediterranean Revival gem in the coveted Hancock Park neighborhood. Almost fifty years after the house was built, its virtually intact time capsule is now for sale for $6 million, a recently reduced price.
This gorgeous home was described in the listing held by John Duerler of Hancock Homes Realty as a stunning representation of early California architecture, according to Rich Report. A combination of elements from the Italian Renaissance and Palladian and Venetian architecture has been incorporated into the design of the house.
With eight bedrooms and four bathrooms, the home has nearly 7,000 square feet of mostly original living space spread across two levels. This home is beautifully adorned throughout with a mix of parquet and terracotta floors, high ceilings, wood paneled walls, intricate crown molding, arched doorways, and casement windows, as well as high ceilings, wood paneled walls, and elaborate crown molding.
This stucco-and-terracotta-roof structure is situated on almost a half-acre parcel of land and is framed by a brick walkway that ends at a striking entryway boasting Roman Tuscan columns and a covered porch to bring it to life.
The entrance is adorned with an ornately carved wood door that leads into an expansive double-height foyer that is highlighted by a bifurcated staircase with original wrought-iron railing, a Juliet balcony, a decorative chandelier dangling from the hand-painted coffered ceiling, original tile floors, stained glass windows, and a hand-painted wrought-iron railing.
There is a sun-drenched living room with a fireplace that runs floor-to-ceiling. There is a library with wood panels, a fireplace, and built-in bookcases. There is an adjoining sunroom with a wet bar imported from Germany and French doors leading into the dining room with wood panels and floor-to-ceiling windows; a butler's pantry connects to the “traditional” kitchen, which features hand-painted tile walls, a center island, dumbwaiter, and walk-in pantry, as well as a separate breakfast room with hand-painted coved ceilings. In addition to two bedrooms, this level also has a bathroom.
The upstairs master retreat is a two-room retreat with a fireplace and dual walk-in closets and baths. Additionally, the second level offers four bedrooms and balconies overlooking the grounds; and the European-style courtyard is centered around a fountain in the grassy and hedged backyard.
There are two garages on the property and a motorcourt adjacent to the two-car garage with two bonus rooms ideal for storage or use as an office. The gated driveway is tucked away off to the side of the house and passes through a porte-cochere.