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505  S Rimpau Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
505 S Rimpau Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Sophistication, style and stunning architectural detail are some of the hallmarks of this remarkable Hancock Park 1/2 acre estate. Designed by Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate, 3 of the most significant architects of the golden age of Southern California, the distinguished brick-and-stone English Tudor Revival is set back on a tree-lined street, home to notable executives & Hollywood celebrities. Dramatic public spaces have been the site of grand receptions, charity events & chamber recitals. Architectural Digest featured the extensive use of teak paneling, including the spectacular living room, its soaring 24-foot ceiling & choir loft. The family room is reminiscent of an English pub. A gracious formal dining room w/ fireplace adjoins the updated gourmet kitchen & charming breakfast room. A beautifully detailed 2-story staircase ascends to a stately primary wing boasting a richly paneled study (5th bedroom converted to study) w/ a hidden door that opens to the bedroom suite w/ cathedral ceiling. Majestic, landscaped grounds are enhanced by a lagoon-style pool, spa, koi pond, fountain & covered outdoor kitchen. Enchanting garden boasts numerous varieties of flowers. A charming guest quarters w/ bath are located above the 3-car garage & a storybook cottage creates a perfect writers lair. The provenance of this magnificent estate is unparalleled.
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1780   Lombardy RD, SAN MARINO, CA
1780 Lombardy RD, SAN MARINO, CA

~The H.L. Thompson House, Gordon Kaufmann, FAIA 1938~Anchoring San Marinos Architects Row, The HL Thompson House is Gordon Kaufmanns (Hearst Estate, LA Times Building, Graystone Mansion) brilliant contribution to this select fellowship. A statement property, perhaps a response to George Washington Smiths Ostoff House and the Parker Toms Residence by Wallace Neff, the Thompson house is bold and impressive without compromise. Only Kaufmanns second Palladian estate, the property imposes its presence from first sight. Public rooms are oversized and grand, hand painted ceilings, a 30x40 drawing room with Italian marble fireplace, a dining room with wallpaper by Zuber & Cie and a walnut paneled library with hidden bar-room caused an article to declare, The most beautiful and tastefully furnished mansion you have ever seen. With the original grounds spanning the entire block, ending directly across from the extensive gardens of Henry and Arabella Huntington, Gordon Kaufmann, placed the Thompson House on the far North/East side allowing the Thompson gardens to flow directly into the Huntingtons, thereby creating the illusion of one continuous flowing sea of green. A monument to the Golden Age of architecture; an opportunity to experience the opulence and grandeur of the lifestyles whos participants were the founders of the institutions and cities that define Southern California today. *2BR/1BA guesthouse w/kitchen. *Fully gated, automatic gates, front and rear. *4-car garage w/Chauffeurs quarters w/full bath & separate 2-car garage. *Pool & spa. *N/S lighted tennis court. *Total of 13BR/12BA including guesthouse and Chauffeurs. *Notable Kaufmann works: Caltech Athenaeum, Hoover Dam, LA Times Building.
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