On the drive that bears the name of famed filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille in Los Feliz sits a historic Spanish Colonial estate originally built for real estate developer George Flebbe and his screenwriter wife Beulah Marie Dix, close friends of DeMille and his spouse Constance.
In recent years, the house has served as a temporary roost to numerous celebrities including Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Adam Levine, Toni Collette and Vince Vaughn. In its latest reincarnation, a pair of high-profile TLC reality design stars has brought the dwelling fully—and elegantly—into the 21st century, all while maintaining its architectural integrity. Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury is listing the home for $6.995 million.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have executed the transformation of the property at an unrivaled taste level.
“The color palette is monochromatic and calming. The surfaces are substantial without being ostentatious. Hardware on doors, windows, and fixtures is of the utmost quality. The residence features ‘restoration glass’ throughout, giving the windows and doors a true authenticity. The scale is perfection, with large principal rooms and appropriately sized bedrooms. Finally, the entire property is wired with the most advanced home automation system.”
Situated at 2075 De Mille Drive—in the private, gated enclave of Laughlin Park—the house was built by Meyer-Radon Architects in 1926.
Now that it’s been transformed for current owner, media maven Sheri Salata, expect 4,827 square feet of light-filled living space boasting a dramatic living room with soaring beamed ceilings, a hearth fireplace and a library overlooking the front garden; a dining room with casement windows opening to the rear garden and pool; a kitchen with a herringbone cove ceiling and an indoor/outdoor bar; and a climate-controlled wine room.
Among the four bedrooms is a master suite highlighted by a balcony, large walk-in closet and spa-like bath sporting a soaking tub, while an attached one-bedroom guest house offers kitchen and living areas.
Outdoors, a massive saltwater pool features underwater speakers and a lounge area with a stunning view of the Griffith Observatory, as well as a “breathtaking curb appeal,” says Watson.
“From the drive around the motor court to the two fountains in the front courtyard and the architectural two-story stairwell turret, to the lush manicured landscaping, this house is something!”