First time on the market in nearly 50 years. Timeless 1920s Mediterranean revival estate sited on nearly a half-acre corner lot on the premier street in Hancock Park. This 8 bed/6 bath home is a stunning representation of early California architecture, blending Italian Renaissance design with touches of Palladian/Venetian and Spanish colonial revival.Striking Roman Tuscan columns flank the entry as you walk through an elaborately carved wood door and enter to the breathtaking grand foyer centered around a rare, bifurcated staircase with original wrought iron railings. The foyer is complete with original tile floors, one-of-a-kind stained-glass windows, Juliet balcony and impressive chandelier suspended from a soaring hand painted wood coffered/waffle ceiling. South of the foyer, the immense living room boasts a stone statement fireplace, high ceilings, Parquet floors, crown moldings and multiple arched casement windows beaming with natural light. An arched doorway leads to the wood paneled library with decorative fireplace, original built-in bookshelves and adjoining sunroom with WWII era wet bar imported from Germany. French doors off the sunroom lead to a sizeable formal dining room with rich wood paneled walls, Parque floors and arched floor to ceiling windows offering beautiful views of the European-style courtyard and private gardens. The traditional kitchen highlights a walk-in pantry, center island with prep sink, terra cotta tile floor, hand-painted tiled walls, adjacent butler's pantry w/ sink and breakfast room with hand painted, coved ceiling and Parque floors. The lower level is complete with 2 good-sized bedrooms, laundry area, convenient back staircase, original dumb-waiter and laundry chute. Upstairs, you'll find an impressive primary wing offering 2 sizable rooms, fireplace, two separate walk-in closets and dual bathrooms. The vast 2nd level also offers four additional large bedrooms with original built-ins, wood floors and multiple balconies overlooking the grounds.The wealth of well-planned space continues outdoors where the long iron gated driveway with Porte Cochere leads to a motor court and detached two car garage. A wrought iron gate set in a stucco archway opens from the motor court to the fully enclosed private and tranquil grounds. Mature trees and lush vegetation surround the European-style brick inlay courtyard with fountain and adjacent flagstone path. Two bonus rooms attached to the back of the garage are ideal for additional storage or a secluded home office.This extraordinary estate awaits!
Listing Agent: John Duerler, Hancock Homes Realty
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