Moments away from the heart of Hollywood and nestled in the hills of the Dell is a private “Old Hollywood” style Mediterranean home surrounded by a lush oasis.
Pull up to the curb and the property’s enclosing walls and beautiful wooden door inspire one’s imagination for the “Secret Garden” that flourishes beyond the other side. Open up the door and the view certainly doesn’t disappoint. The entire garden has been masterfully landscaped to rival the most exclusive resorts, complete with perfectly manicured verdant green foliage, majestic trees, a glimmering pool and twinkling lights. As you descend down the aptly named “Tyra Banks Grand Staircase” (from one of the many Hollywood stories of this house) the stress of city life lifts!
The beautiful, oversized pool is accompanied by a specially designed deep spa and complimented by a waterfall that resonates with the sounds of peaceful trickling water for the whole property to enjoy. Sitting places and dining areas are peppered throughout and a built-in kitchen, bar, BBQ and a double sided fireplace creates an entertaining environment that feels like it leapt out of the lifestyle magazines of Dwell or Martha Stewart. Tall trees with large arching branches create areas of canopied shade while other areas are soaked in sunshine.
The home was built in the Golden Era of Hollywood and is steeped in history. The Mediterranean style architecture boasts tall ceilings, arched windows and character throughout. With 2,415 sq ft of living space, there are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a den (or 4th bedroom) that overlooks the garden (a perfect workspace particularly for someone who works from home).
A spacious, light filled kitchen overlooks fruit trees and leads to another patio. The indoor/outdoor feel of the first floor is an entertainer’s dream with plenty of space for all of the guests and a great flow between the indoor living spaces and the outdoor sitting areas.
Follow the stairs (or use the elevator) to the second floor and find a three bedrooms and two bathrooms with beautiful views of the landscaped grounds. Enjoy plenty of parking with the two car garage and long private driveway.
For renovating and updating, 1,705 square feet could be added above ground and even additional subterranean square footage.
For those who appreciate history, the home is a time capsule of old Hollywood glamour. The property was once owned by the Getty family (The wealthiest family in the world at one time). The Getty story is literally etched into this property on the west side in the cement and is also represented in the private elevator installed specifically for John Paul Getty III to access both floors of the home during his later years as his health declined.
Richard Simmons (The TV fitness icon) also lived in the property and was ground zero for many Hollywood gatherings. From “Friends” and “Top Model” to “Trust” and “All the Money in the World,” this property will keep guests entertained with stories of Hollywood history and wishing the walls could talk.