The historic Van Griffith estate, a Los Feliz home built by the son of Griffith Park benefactor Griffith J. Griffith, is back up for sale at $8.3 million — a slight adjustment from last year’s $8.5 million.
The three-quarter-acre estate centers on a 1925 Mediterranean style home reached by a gated and tree-lined driveway. Mature olive, oak and pine trees add a park-like quality to the grounds, which have a swimming pool and an outdoor dining area. A two-bedroom guesthouse, separated from the main house by the driveway, has its own kitchen.
Past the arched front door, the main residence features classic tilework, rich hardwood floors and a speakeasy — a feature sometimes incorporated into homes built during Prohibition. The living room and master bedroom open to balconies facing the cityscape. Three additional bedrooms, an office and a modernized kitchen fill out the floor plan.