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Ultimately private and soothingly serene, this fine Holmby Hills estate was designed in 1941 by legendary architect Paul Williams. His signature elegance and his evocatively charming architectural elements have been lovingly cared for and preserved over many years. Rich wood paneling, heavy doors and moldings, leaded windows, coffered ceilings and so much more grace every corner of this truly special home.
Easily gated and sited well-above the road up a very long, private, wooded driveway, this property feels like it’s in the countryside, yet is located mere moments from downtown Beverly Hills, Westwood, Harvard-Westlake and UCLA.
A gorgeous foyer leads both to a stately and inviting living room, anchored by a warming fireplace and to a grand formal dining room with beautiful views of the gardens. The library is a wonderful retreat with its bar, fireplace, built-in bookcases and cozy-feel. The large, Primary bedroom suite is a delight with its sitting area, its bay window, its large closet space and its sizable bath, complete with a sunken tub overlooking the pool. There’s also a sweet second bedroom with its own bath. The well-planned kitchen is full of cheer with its separate butler’s area and pretty, green vistas. There’s even an expansive enclosed sun porch, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. A lovely powder bath and a housekeeper’s suite and bath complete the floorplan.
The grounds are nothing short of magnificent. There are glorious moments of mature and established landscape everywhere…towering trees…a large brick patio with space for many vignettes of furnishings…lush grassy expanses…a sparkling swimmer’s pool…a sauna…a putting green…and a north/south tennis court, so hard to find today.
The grounds also feature a separate bed-and-breakfast-style guest cottage as well as a very spacious additional structure currently used as an office with its tall-beamed ceilings and unique, tree-house feel. Each is sited artfully to take in pastoral views of the leafy surroundings.
There’s also a large motor court with parking for many cars.
Warner Avenue School district.