The historic Laughlin Park enclave is home to a plethora of Tinseltown’s elite, including Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Ellen Pompeo, Lauren Graham, and recent Oscar winner Casey Affleck. And the gem of Los Feliz has returned to the market and is pricier than ever!
Current owners, novelist Richard Grossman and art consultant Lisa Lyons, purchased the Cecil B. DeMille Estate in the late 1990s. The Los Feliz compound, listed by Hilton & Hyland’s Brett Lawyer, Branden Williams & Rayni WIlliams, is making quite the splash in the market with a $24.95 million price tag. While the Los Angeles real estate market has certainly heated up since 2009, the most ever paid for a property in Los Feliz is $11 million so the sale of the historic DeMille estate would be record-breaking!
Sitting on 2.1 elevated acres, the estate features a Beaux Arts Style mansion built in 1913 was acquired by legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille for just under $28,000. Additionally, the property includes a gorgeous pool house that holds a state-of-the-art gym, a quaint tea house and an extensive studio house with a private entrance tucked quietly away beyond the pool.
The 7,500-square-foot main house recently received a six year renovation and restoration sensitive to original details while infusing modern amenities, creating an elegant and sophisticated environment rarely seen.
Hardwood floors flow beautifully throughout this welcoming and sophisticated masterpiece. A stunning curved staircase greets you in the center hall leading you to gracious formal living and mahogany-paneled dining rooms, where you can either step into the gourmet kitchen or through the gorgeous French Doors which reveal a picturesque backyard. Whether you wish to retire in the spacious library with custom-built floor-to-ceiling bookshelves or to the expansive patio, 2000 DeMille Drive is an entertainer’s dream.
Venture outside of the main residence to find rolling lawns sprinkled with manicured trees and rose gardens that lead you to a modernized Old Hollywood style pool with arched fountains. With dramatic views from The Observatory to ocean sunsets, this estate has it all.
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