Oakshire Drive, Estate of the Day
Today's sweet little Los Angeles home might be a slice of Old Hollywood. Rumor has it that this four-bedroom Spanish-style villa was once a guest house on the Whitley Heights estate of silent film era icon Rudolph Valentino. That home, later torn down to make way for the Hollywood Freeway, was only few miles away. The homes also share similar Spanish villa architecture, but then again, many beautiful Los Angeles homes from the 1920s have a similar look.
The four-bedroom home is walled and gated. It has a classic living room with vaulted ceilings, exposed and carved wooden beams, a leaded glass window and a raised fireplace. The master bedroom and music room open onto another patio which offers a peaceful retreat with a soaking tub. The charming country kitchen is just the right amount of retro. It opens to one of the outdoor patios that has dining and living spaces. and there is also a built-in barbecue on the patio for entertaining. It's on a double lot and the second lot has been nicely landscaped by designer John Greenlee for southern California's arid and warm climate with natural grasses, succulents and a vegetable garden. This home is currently on the market for $1,295,000. Carol and Jim Shogren and Rodeo Realty's Sunset Strip office are the listing agents. The property website is here.
Gallery: Oakshire Drive