6233 Mulholland Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Priced At $4,300,000
SUMMARY: This dazzling 4BR/4.5BA 4,066 sq.ft. view property was owned by Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, and his wife Laura, a noted musician. The homeâ€™s current owner has overseen an extensive restoration/renovation, resulting in a trophy property of over 29,000 sq.ft. with features like a sparkling pool, flat yard, terraced gardens, massive outdoor patio, a private amphitheater, classic Mediterranean indoor-outdoor flow, and views from every room including Lake Hollywood, the Hollywood sign, the ocean, and DTLA.
DETAILS: The homeâ€™s living room has a lofty, 2-story pitched and beamed ceiling atop banks of windows and doors opening to outdoor patios. A second-level balcony is perched above the living area (a high-end Mediterranean staple). Richly-toned hardwood floors cover most of the house. The centerpieces of this room are a fireplace with a large mantle and a picture window that captures sun, sky, mountains, and private grounds. Adjacent to the living room is the formal dining room, also with doors to an outdoor covered â€œfamily room.â€
A gourmet-style kitchen (adjacent to dining) features custom cabinets, CaesarStone-topped center island (with seating), high-end stainless-steel appliances, two sinks, and windows and doors capturing views. The covered, outdoor â€œfamily roomâ€ is accessible from the living and dining areas and is surrounded by arches. Its beamed ceilings and wrought-iron light fixtures make this area ideal for end-of-day wine and cheese orâ€”with the addition of a flat screen TVâ€”an amazing space to enjoy weekend sports.
A powder room sits in the homeâ€™s foyer.
A sunny master suite has three walls of windows, a private balcony, and views of the Pacific Ocean, Lake Hollywood, and the Hollywood sign. The suiteâ€™s bathroom has mission tile on the floor, a floating dual sink vanity, a tub/shower combination, and a balcony.
Three other guest rooms are also en suite.
The property offers 29,344 sq.ft. of gated, secured land. The land is comprised of two side-by-side lots (one address). The great outdoors looms large in making The Aldous Huxley House a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Features include: Sparkling pool with dancing waters (and views of the Griffith Park Observatory and the DTLA skyline), one of the largest (over 2,000 sq.ft.) outdoor entertaining patios (with a dead-on view of the Hollywood sign) in the Hills, a large front yard covered with decomposed granite (â€œDGâ€) and olive trees, and a number of outdoor patios. The hillside below the house is terraced and planted with fruit-bearing trees and wondrous displays of succulents and California vegetation.
If there is one feature at Huxley House that is most rare, it is its outdoor amphitheater. Curving, multi-level seating tiers surround a central performance area, like a modern open-air stadium. Gladiators, musicians, performance artists, and lecturers would all find this extraordinary structure useful. And the obvious use: Nighttime movie screenings. The not-so obvious: Sit here and watch the sun sink into the hills beyond.