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637  S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The Verbeck Mansion  
637 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
$8,995,000

Introducing Higgins Mansion in the heart of Hancock Park. Designed by the renowned John C. Austin, best known for The Griffith Observatory, Higgins Mansion offers one of the last early Wilshire Boulevard homes still in existence and stands as one of the most notable estates remaining in private hands today. Reimagined by Xorin Balbes, the 9 bed 11 bath home perfectly marries modern convenience with effortless elegance spanning four floors and encompassing over 12,000 square feet. Meticulously restored, the main level features a grand foyer, living room opening to an elegant formal dining room, music room, and media room. The kitchen offers a large center island and a full array of professional appliances, including a Thermador gas cooktop, butler pantry & sunny breakfast room. Additional features include a billiards room, yoga room, a custom gym, theater room, den/office, with soaring ceilings throughout. A picturesque, landscaped garden with a grand pool and spa features an additional guest house accommodating a living room with a modern kitchen and two additional bedrooms. Indeed a home best experienced in person, Higgins Mansion remains intact as a cultural masterpiece, irreplaceable with its 120-year-old history that will continue to bring effortless elegance for decades to come.
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818  S Bonnie Brae ST, LOS ANGELES, CA
818 S Bonnie Brae ST, LOS ANGELES, CA
$5,000,000

The Last Truly Elegant Victorian House in Los Angeles. Dont miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of California history!The Frederick Mitchel Mooers House, also known as the Wright-Mooers House, is a historic property with beautiful classic Victorian design and deep cultural importance. This landmark building located in Westlake, Los Angeles, is a double-registered historical and cultural building, designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #45 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This ornately-detailed Victorian house, built in 1893 (near the end of the British Victorian Period), features elements of Queen Anne architectural styles.The building has been beautifully revitalized to protect its historical and cultural heritage, restoring the original 1893 design, while modernizing the foundation and structure of the house, as well as the water, electricity, and gas pipelines. Except for the foundation, the exterior of the building does not make use of any cement; all hardwood exterior doors and window trims are made using mahogany. Interior and exterior walls are made from redwood.From restoring the indoor fireplaces and antique tiles, to renovating the roof and dry walls, rebuilding hand-carved pieces of damaged wooden walls, mending structural support frames, and restoring dozens of original wooden doors and windows to their original redwood shine, no expense was spared to return the Wright-Mooers House back to its original glory. Purchase price includes all antique furniture and paintings.The history of this building is the history of California, from the Gold Rush to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Frederick Mitchell Mooers, a successful gold miner, selected the most renowned craftsmen on the West Coast to carve and polish by hand this classic Victorian art palace as a private retreat. Since then, the building has appeared popular media, including photoshoots for iconic magazines and movies filmed in and around th
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2219   Ben Lomond Dr, Los Angeles, CA
2219 Ben Lomond Dr, Los Angeles, CA
$1,995,000

2219 Ben Lomond; pronounced "lowmund". Built in 1928, at the height of Hollywoods Golden Age, this Los Feliz Spanish-style house was one of the first on the hill, overlooking the Hollywood basin. It has panoramic city light views spanning from downtown to Century City. On clear days one can see the glittering ocean all the way to Palos Verdes. If these walls could talk, this house would have many stories to tell... Over the last 60 years it has hosted many gatherings with notable visual artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, & dancers. A few guests include Ravi Shankar, Balasaraswati, George Harrison & the Beatles, Charles & Ray Eames, Alan Ginsberg, and Richard Neutra. The energy in the house from all the concerts, dance performances, art making, group sing parties, meditation sessions, & other activities still can be felt. Set on a quiet highly desirable street, one enters the property through gates into a private sunny courtyard oasis. The main level features, a formal entrance, an extra-large entertainers living room with decorative fireplace & coved ceilings, formal dining room with curved window wall, breakfast nook, detailed period kitchen, & a private outdoor sun deck ideal to relax & enjoy the view or the gentle sea breeze that blows most days in the late afternoon. A spacious primary bedroom, 2 vintage bathrooms, & 2 additional bedrooms complete this level. A huge lower level, connected to the main level by a beautiful interior staircase (can be used as a separate lower 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit w/ separate entrance), has been used as an art/photo studio, with high ceilings, plenty of light, & French doors that open out to a sizeable, covered patio & private grassy yard & garden. A tucked away room has served as an additional guest bedroom, with access to its own garden outside. A separate building structure (once a garage and may have potential as an additional dwelling unit (ADU)) is currently used as a workshop and features anot
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133  S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA
133 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA
$65,000,000

When an estate surpasses architecture and design, it becomes a work of art. Inspired by the iconic Reina Sofia museum in Madrid & built by a world class art collector on the finest street in Holmby Hills, a spectacular backdrop was created for a personal collection of antiquities & contemporary art. After a decade, the result is rarefied 30,000 Sq feet of museum-quality rooms w/soaring ceilings, carefully curated materials & a flow that makes this landmark home feel both expansive and intimate all bathed in natural light. From the soaring 30 ft entry w/400 yr old moorish columns & 16th/17th century Florentine carved ceilings, to the Art Deco library, which has been called "The Finest Room in LA," this rare blending of gallery, artistic temple & personal sanctuary only becomes available once in a lifetime. A gated compound, for the most discerning, features every conceivable amenity; a 3-story guesthouse w/a stunning cinema, an entertainment complex, outdoor ballroom, underground parking, & manicured grounds of over 1.1 acres.
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259   Conway Ave, Los Angeles, CA
259 Conway Ave, Los Angeles, CA
$6,200,000

Ultra-prime Little Holmby location on its most coveted avenue is home to this rare one-story, move-in ready Mid-Century gem featuring an open-concept, airy, sunlit floorplan finished with style and good taste in every corner. The living, dining and family room areas flow easily together and are warmed by a stunning central fireplace and are graced by a very chic, swanky, professional style bar. This wing opens easily through tall doors to the glorious, private, flat backyard, complete with large, grassy expanses, mature landscaping, many areas for alfresco dining, lounging and sunning, and a gorgeous, resort-like pool and spa with a built-in fire feature. Chefs will appreciate the well-equipped kitchen with its cheerful breakfast area opening to the outdoors. The three bedrooms are all sensibly together in one wing, the primary bedroom suite opening to the backyard. The two secondary bedrooms share a hall bath. There are two guest baths and a very large, convenient, utility and laundry room. Easy parking in the circular driveway. Sought-after Warner Avenue Elementary. Close proximity Holmby Park, to fine shopping and dining in Beverly Hills and Westwood and to UCLA.
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