Two Different Worlds

Two Laurel Canyon Homes, A Spanish-Style Home First Time On The Market In 60 Years, And A Hollywood Hills Residence Once Serve As The Former Home Of British Actor David Niven

Life As An Art

Soon to be offered for the first time in 60 years, the attractive Spanish-style home of noted mosaic artist Monika Scharff, whose stunning works are on display from Wally’s in Beverly Hills to Disney World in Florida. Not to mention in special sites throughout this specific property (think a charming address marker and more). Situated across eight parcels of land—at the end of a private road in a secluded cul-de-sac, atop the bluff above Lookout Mountain—the six-bedroom, four-bath estate boasts panoramic canyon views from almost every window, along with many original custom details like wood-beamed ceilings and decorative tile flooring paired with modern additions such as solar panels.

“Only once every few years does an opportunity to own a true treasure and enchanting estate like Chateau Wonderland come on the market,” says listing agent Alexis Waterman. Adds her co-listing agent, Lorena Costino: “With views from every angle and spanning over an acre of land, this home really has it all.”

8519 Crescent Drive

Laurel Canyon
6 Bedrooms
3,981 Sq. Ft.

Presented By

Alexis Waterman
And  Lorena Costino
Of Compass

List Price $3.3 Million

Historic Haven

Not only did this Hollywood Hills residence once serve as the former home of British actor David Niven—of Pink Panther fame—but in 1995, the rock band Counting Crows hosted a crawfish boil and barbecue at what has come to be known as the “Rogue’s Retreat” (after Niven’s TV show, The Rogues). “The most show-stopping feature of this listing is that you are buying a piece of Hollywood history, a large six-bedroom, five-bath home with a pool that’s a private retreat like no other on the market,” says listing agent Gene Bush.

Among the highlights of the residence, which features 3,000-plus square feet of light-filled living space, is a private studio with its own entrance, remodeled kitchen outfitted with a new Thermador six-burner oven, and master retreat sporting a vintage fireplace, open-beam ceiling, copper-top bar and walk-in closet. The grounds, coming in an approximately 9,871 square feet, offer a PebbleTec-lined pool, hot tub, brick patio and hillside deck with canyon views.

8420 Lookout Mountain Ave

Laurel Canyon
6 Bedrooms
3,527 Sq. Ft.

Presented By

Gene Bush

Of  Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage Beverly Hills North

List Price $2.395 Million

Photographs: Courtesy Of Compass/ Jeff Ong Of Postrain Productions (Top) And Suzy Polling (Bottom)

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