Offered at: $1,649,000
According to public records, this 1910 hunting lodge was one of the original homes constructed in historic Laurel Canyon (see NEIGHBORHOOD tab for area history). Although the three-bedroom,Â three-bathroomÂ residence now features all ofÂ todayâ€™sÂ modern conveniences, it still looks like a pastoral painting from the turn of the last century.
SitedÂ up onÂ the rise of one of the canyonâ€™s hills, details of the period still prevail: hand-laid stone paths, wooden shingles, diamond grille windows, peg-and-groove hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a free-standing stone fireplace bring the past flowing into the present day.
Through the living roomâ€™s Dutch door, walls of windows create the feeling of a tree house. Gentle breezes and natural light fill the space. Living flows to dining and into the homeâ€™s impressive kitchen.
Made for the at-home master cook, the kitchen showcases high-end stainless-steel appliances (including wine refrigeration), a pasta pot filler,Â double-ovens, â€œmoon stoneâ€ Caesarstone-brand counters, glass upper cabinetry, and dual sinks. The kitchenâ€™s center island makes kitchen conversations and breakfast dining a possibility. All of the centers around the homeâ€™s impressive fireplace.
Outside the kitchen is a spacious deck for outdoor entertaining. This areaâ€™s centerpiece is a fire pit that will warm even the coolest of evenings. There is plenty of room for al fresco dining or lounging under the spreading tree branches high above.
A guest bedroom with access to a bathroom with a step-in showerÂ areÂ also on this main level.
Upstairs is the homeâ€™s large master suite, which is comprised of a bedroom with a rustic beam floating overhead, a walk-in closet, and a master bathroom with a tub and shower combination.
On the same floor is another guest bedroom and bathroom with its own bathtub and shower combination.
Indoor-outdoor living is possible not only because of the homeâ€™s ample entertainingÂ deck,Â but because of a yard area (perfect for play) and a pool area. The houseâ€™s over-sized pool is almost lap-length and is surrounded by a fenced pool deck. This pool and its surrounding areas are bigger than that of local apartment buildings. Itâ€™s like having your own private resort poolâ€”to yourself.
Parking is never a problem here, either. A two-car garage is accompanied by multiple off-street, gated parking spaces.
BONUS ALERT: This home is located in the highly sought-after WONDERLAND school district, which routinelyÂ out-ranksÂ almost all of L.A. Unifiedâ€™s elementary schools. The school isÂ walking-distanceÂ from this residence.
The neighborhood â€“ mostly populated by storied 1920s Spanish, Colonial, Tutor, Mid-century, and Storybook homes – is a safe and quiet area that’s a joy to explore on foot.
Located in â€œlower Laurel,â€ the property is centrally-located with a 20-minute drive to either Downtown or Burbank, 15-minutes to Beverly Hills, and 10-minutes to The Grove.