Southern Grandeur

Spanish-Style Home meets Shai Abishoor Design Sells for $3.565M

his charming Spanish-style home looks like it’s right out of the Deep South—complete with a gated drive leading to an all-white, columned exterior boasting a gracious front porch and covered balcony, all nestled amid lush green trees. But make no mistake…although the theme continues inside with a hidden prohibition bar, this newly built abode is thoroughly modern—from its elegant interiors featuring a custom mural by famed Mexican street artist Iskar to its entertaining outdoor environs highlighted by a sparkling Baja-ledge pool and loaded cabana.

“The unique Southern character and charm, coupled with all of today’s modern conveniences, gives the home a unique twist,” says Debbie Rauh of Rodeo Realty of Beverly Hills, who is listing the property for $3.799 million. “When you walk inside, what is so unique and interesting is the charming Southern traditional feel, yet it has an open contemporary concept that aligns perfectly with the overall aesthetics.”

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Found at 832 N. Ogden Drive—in the Melrose Village neighborhood, within easy walking distance to The Grove, Farmers Market and Fairfax District—the three-level, the five-bedroom residence was completely redone by Shai Abishoor of House of Shoor Design in 2017. Expect almost 5,000 square feet of opulent open living space highlighted by soaring ceilings, distressed French oak flooring, art-deco light fixtures, custom cast-iron doors, encaustic cement tiles by Ann Sacks and Tabarka Studio, and a home-automation system.

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Among the stand-out features: a gourmet kitchen featuring vintage nautical brass fixtures and statuario marble countertops, along with a natural stone-finished rooftop deck replete with a built-in lounge area, bar, barbecue, cozy fireplace, and dramatic views of Century City and Hollywood Hills. A grand open living room leads to the home’s heavenly backyard, showcasing a shimmering pool with a large shelf ideal for sunbathing, a relaxing spa, and an adjacent building sporting an inviting walk-in bar.


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“What I think makes this property so special is that the developer is an artist himself,” says Rauh. “He built the house as a means to express his creative and artistic vision, which is evident as you tour the home. This artistic masterpiece was selected out of hundreds of homes for sale in an area to be featured on the exclusive TV show Behind the Gates.”




Written by Wendy Bowman

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