This emotional and quintessential two-story English home, with its vintage 1930 detail intact has been exquisitely designed and remodeled to live like today. A true designer’s dream and an architectural delight from the curb, this exceptional and one-of-a-kind home is sited majestically on a sweeping wooded corner in Prime Little Holmby, close to UCLA, Warner Avenue Elementary, Westwood Village, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air.
The floorplan is sensible, smart and flexible. It offers open, generous rooms and moves easily with today’s less formal style of entertaining in mind. Evident from the first moment in the welcoming foyer, details such as wood floors, gorgeous paned windows, thick walls, French doors, period hardware and light fixtures, and gorgeous wrought iron work have anchored this home’s important and historic feel.
The light-filled living room is stunning, with its cathedral ceilings, exposed crossbeam detail, focal fireplace, chandelier, stained-glass-windows and lovely views to the street. The living room also opens to a romantic loggia and back patio, featuring an outdoor fireplace and fountain, with pretty views of the sparkling pool.
The cook’s kitchen is delightfully redone with imported European tile work, top appliances, plenty of built-ins and cabinets, wine storage and bar, a butler’s pantry and a center island with additional seating. Thoughtfully redesigned for today’s lifestyle, this kitchen area functions as this home’s true social centerpiece, a casual gathering place attached to a warm family room with entertainment center, and also to a large dining area opening to the back yard.
As a more private option, there’s a superb paneled room with yet another fireplace and period built-ins that could serve as a study or a formal dining room.
Completing the downstairs is a powder room, a 4th bedroom with en-suite bath and easy direct access to the mud-room and the garage. This home also uniquely offers a huge basement.
Upstairs, there are three light and bright bedrooms, including a lovely Master retreat, complete with cathedral ceilings, exquisite lighting and gorgeous views. The luxuriously done Carrara bath features an oversized steam shower, a separate spa tub and a beautifully built-in linen cabinet. The master suite also offers unusually expansive dual closets with custom storage. There are two terrific guest rooms upstairs as well. Both are large with high ceilings and share a sizable and cheerful hall bath. Also, unusual and so convenient is the laundry room upstairs.
The sylvan backyard is completely private and set in flagstone. It features a beautiful pool that is a kids’ wonderland, and plenty of space for multiple vignettes of al fresco lounging and dining.
Set on a slight knoll, but avoid steps by coming in on the Comstock side through the garage.