Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
With its handsome turret and rugged rockwork, this stalwart, stylish residence built into a hillside promontory in Hollywoodland is the ideal setting for dramatic Southern California living. While appointments and amenities are decidedly contemporary, occasional elements recall the castles of the Old World—and in fact, the granite walls that surround the tastefully landscaped grounds, swimming pool, and multiple terraces dates to the 1920s, the golden age of Hollywood. Simultaneously, the home’s garage includes high-speed charging ports for two electric vehicles, giving a nod to modern advancements.
Los Angeles, California | Eric McCollum, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
The impressive floor plan measures nearly 6,400 square feet over four levels—each linked by both an elevator and a striking sculptural steel stair housed in the stately turret. Throughout, the uncommon ambience combines sleek sophistication and welcoming warmth. Everyday living and entertaining are effortless thanks to formal living and dining rooms with oversized windows and glass doors, five restful bedroom suites, and a relaxing den with views of the mature oaks that envelop the property. With its elegant cocktail bar, temperature-controlled wine cellar, chef’s kitchen outfitted with Miele and La Cornue appliances, and quiet office, the residence can accommodate every obligation and desire with ease. In the unique home theater, after the credits roll, the screen and custom drapery can be retracted to allow the unobstructed views to take center stage. Secluded in its own wing, the owner’s suite includes two walk-in closets, an indulgent spa-inspired bath with a soaking tub, and a spacious rain shower.
Just outside are a stretch of green lawn, a sun-washed patio, a refreshing infinity-edge pool, and a relaxing spa surrounded by eye-catching tile. The stone-clad pool house exemplifies the estate’s distinctive blend of classic and contemporary with its chiseled façade and chic interior spaces. Perched at the top of an iron spiral stairway, an enviable roof deck affords spectacular views of the canyon, Griffith Park, and, further out, the sparkling skyline of the city of dreams.