Designed in 1926 by legendary L.A. architect Paul Williams—and on the open market for the first time—this classic Hancock Park residence has since been extensively restored by its current owner using Sonny Ward of June Architecture. The goal? Maintain as many of the existing characteristics as possible while still delivering up-to-the-minute conveniences.
“The preservation of original details allows you to experience the home the way Paul Williams intended, and in the much the same manner as the family that lived there for over 70 years, while simultaneously delivering modern finishes in all the right places,” says Jenna Cooper of Compass, who is listing the property for $7.249 million. “The moment you walk through the door, you can feel the warmth and depth of this happy home.”
Set on a tree-lined block at 148 S. Las Palmas Ave. (in a centrally located and historic locale amid high-profile neighbors such as Mindy Kaling, George Takei, Natalie Cole, and designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent), the five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style residence features 6,127 square feet of light-filled living space on two levels.
Among the luxe trappings: a spacious master suite boasting dual closets; a gourmet kitchen with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and a high-performance French Lacanche range; and smart-home devices including iPad-controlled Lutron and Nest systems, a multizoned Sonos sound system and security cameras.
Yet other show-stopping attributes include the original chandeliers, oak hardwood flooring and steel-frame windows; a grand staircase with the original banister; custom-made French doors on the first level to allow for optimum air and energy flow throughout; and ample wall space ideal for an art aficionado’s prized collection. Last, but definitely not least? A brand-new pool gracing the attractive 11,878-square-foot lot.
Jenna Cooper of Compass
PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF LAUREN MOORE