This fabulous property has been published in numerous books and magazines and included on the tour "Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry and Beyond" with the national Association of Professional Landscape Designers. The home, rear creative building, and gardens are literally… a work of art. Upstairs French doors open to a roof top view of Down Town like a scene out of Peter Pan. Downstairs kitchen and family room also look to the garden and the city skyline in the distance. Old world charm is paired with modern sensibilities through out the property.
Gleaming original 1903 pine floors upstairs add charm and a story-book quality to the light-filled dormer bedrooms, bath, and upper dressing rooms. Three insulated attic spaces provide extra storage. Both the house and the rear building have five skylights each to bring in the good vibes of natural light. The house includes: oak hardwood and lilac slate floors, central heat and air, upgraded 200 amp service, green house window in kitchen, glass block at side walls for privacy, recessed and track lighting, ceiling fans, a newer 4 year old roof, and a new sewer line from the house to center of street.
The rear creative space building has nearly an 11' high ceiling and doors that open to a pond and lush private gardens. Previously rented for $3,000 + per month, the building is is currently refurbished to meet criteria for obtaining a city permit as a recreational space with a future single car garage. Tile and engineered wood floors compliment the clean white walls in back, and the expansive sense of space. In this building antique Multi-Pane windows, a stained glass window and an arched door each open into a tranquil secret garden space.
Drought-tolerant and native plants dominate the front gardens while the borrowed landscape of giant sequoias and tall palms next door, also designed by the artist, offer a shady micro-climate for lush relaxation in back. Quality European hardware accents and thought provoking art are part of this picture-perfect residence that has garden writers waiting in the wings for additional stories and photo submissions for years to come.
The quiet zen sanctuary space is a short walk from hip Los Feliz Village, Silverlake's Sunset Junction, the Metro line and other Hollywood conveniences. Finding a home like this is a rare opportunity that won't last.