Spectacular split level Mid-Century Modern, with fantastic city and canyon views. Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, it's surrounded by trees, quiet and privacy, yet only 5 minutes away from the excitement of Hollywood. Floor to ceiling windows, a southern exposure and a prevailing canyon breeze give you a bright, airy, California experience of indoor and outdoor living.
Originally built in 1961 by Award winning Architect Joseph Raella, it's been lovingly renovated with modern luxuries, and a decidedly Japanese style with an amazing Japanese bathroom with Cedar 'Ofuro' soaking tub, built by master craftsmen of Kiarts. Entrance with maple wood 'genkan,' to sit and put away your shoes. Downstairs is a Tatami Meditation room with Shoji screens, a table with a sunken floor for your feet, and terraced garden outside.
Wood floors, wood burning fireplace, period furniture, in a spacious, 2400 sq. ft, open floor plan. Heywood Wakefield dining set and end tables. Master bedroom set of custom made, maple furniture, new Hypo-allergenic mattress, dressing room with Shoji screen, Mac computer, and 60 inch Flat panel HD TV, with, DVD, Blue Ray, Cable select, and Yamaha Monitor Speakers.
Have a sweet middle aged cat, house trained, extremely affectionate, indoor cat that need minimal care.
Patio outside of kitchen with table and 8 chairs, gas Barbeque and soft lights for nighttime entertainment. 2nd patio outside of bedrooms #2 and #3 with table, chairs and sweet scented gardenias. Down below is a 1000 square foot grass yard and play structure that is surrounded by a bamboo grove. (Extremely rare to have a yard in the Hills.)
Situated in the historic Beachwood Canyon area beneath the famous Hollywood sign, it's only a 10 minute walk down to the local Market and Coffee shop. A 5 minute walk up the hill puts you at the entrance path down to the Hollywood Resevoir, surrounded by a 3 mile round jogging path. Or take the other path, walk along the ridge line past Madonna's house to the Child and Dog park, right at the best lookout of the Hollywood sign there is. Take a 5 minute ride to the top of the Canyon to the Horse stables, which have been there since 1923 and take a ride around the sign.
Twice a week housekeeper. Weekly gardner. Available for photo shoots, commercials, and feature films.
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Matthew has directed movies, is a photographer and created the Joshua Tree Eco Art Colony and film ranch. Mary Kay is a physical therapist. Luke is 12, Amelia is 10.
I was struck by how beautiful and unique this home was, and how it is centrally located in Los Angeles. It's not far from the Studios, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and a variety of hot spots. Hollywood is an old area with a lot of history, personality and mystery. It is wildly diverse, and you can find whatever you want. There are urban streets, beautiful rows of old California Bungalows, right next to the peace of the hills.
DRIVING TIME TO ATTRACTIONS IN LIGHT TRAFFIC
Hollywood and Vine – 5 Minutes
Some of the newest, hottest restaurants and nightclubs- 10 minutes
Universal Studios - 10 minutes
Hollywood Bowl - 10 minutes
Grauman's Chinese Theater - 10 minutes
Beverly Hills - 30 minutes
Griffith Park and Observatory - 15 minutes
Zoo - 15 minutes
Disneyland – 50 minutes
Venice Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier - 50 minutes
Getty Museum - 25 minutes
Hollywood Cemetery of the stars - 10 minutes
Pantages Theater - 5 minutes
County Museum / Museum Row - 20 minutes
Madam Tussards Wax Museum - 10 minutes
Public Golf course - 15 minutes
Walt Disney Concert Hall - 25 minutes
Water Park, 6 flags Magic Mountain, Long Beach Aquarium, Knotts Berry farm,
Day trips to Santa Barbara, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, San Diego, Mexico
Completely private, quiet sanctuary yet only 5 minutes to the heart of Hollywood, with fabulous restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, live theaters, museums, fitness center and other activities.
Walk 100 feet up the street to a wooded path that leads down to the Hollywood Reservoir which is a beautiful 3 mile walk, or take another path past Madonna's house, to the best view of the Hollywood sign, to a dog and children's Park.
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