Once home to legendary silent film star, Buster Keaton and his actress wife, Natalie Talmadge, this stately 1923 Italian Revival estate is majestically poised above one of the finest streets in Hancock Park.
Chisholm and Meikle, known for building “some of the finest homes in the city,” partnered with noted local architect Clarence J. Smale to create an impressive masterpiece which the Los Angeles Assessor’s office intentionally deemed as “extra” special.
Reminiscent of a bygone era, 543 South Muirfield Road offers a graceful and elegant, yet still casual and comfortable Southern California lifestyle.
The home is appointed with wonderful period details including leaded, bottle glass windows, arched doorways, intricate beamed ceilings, a corbeled roofline and windows that frame beautiful, mature landscaping.
Stepping through wrought iron gates accenting the front door, you are welcomed into a grand, two-story foyer.
Entertain guests in the gracious, step down living room with 11-foot ceilings and the original, cast stone fireplace. Rich wood paneling wraps the intimate library and a light-filled office with fireplace has French doors that lead to thoughtfully designed outdoor living spaces.
The true, chef’s kitchen with a restored, antique stove opens to a cheerful, sunlit family room and a classic butler’s pantry passes into the most stunning, formal dining room.
Impeccably updated by its current owners with great care and consideration, the home now boasts a romantic master suite complete with two generous walk-in closets and a beautiful spa bath. Three large family bedrooms and laundry room complete the upstairs space.
In the garden, a wall of fountains spill gently into the French-grey plastered pool, while a wonderful vine-covered entertainment space with fireplace perfectly compliment the gated, hedged and very private backyard.
The charming guest quarters, with its own secluded balcony, sits above a spacious three car garage with charging station for an electric car.
543 South Muirfield is not only a trophy property, but a slice of Hollywood history. To learn more, CLICK HERE.