908 S Dunsmuir Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
- 4 beds
- 3.5 baths
It’s the Roaring Twenties all over again at this fully restored and modernized Spanish Revival. The four-bedroom, four-bath home was crafted in 1929 with stained-glass windows; Spanish tile; barrel-vault ceilings; and decorative plaster and metalwork. Nearly a century later, the home’s current owners have preserved those original details and added new ones to carry it beautifully through the 2020s: Among them, a gorgeous new kitchen; all new bathrooms; and professionally designed landscaping with both covered and open living spaces and an outdoor kitchen.
Like a beckoning beauty, the house reveals itself slowly, in a series of moments that start at the end of a walk lined with blooming foliage, taking you on a meandering trip toward an arched opening into a beamed porch. Only when you step through the archway do you notice the private courtyard and fountain to the side, utterly hidden from the streetscape.
When the door opens into the double-height foyer, a wrought-iron balustrade wraps the grand stairway that rises to a columned gallery above. Original tilework, creamy stucco walls, arched openings, and more beams reinforce the home’s Spanish vernacular throughout the first floor. But make no mistake: This home lives firmly in the Twenties of this century. The open-plan family room and kitchen includes custom cabinetry and high-end Thermador appliances. The kitchen and baths are accented with luxury tile and polished-nickel Rohl fixtures.
The upgrades make the most of the home’s generous old proportions, though, where an elegant dining room serves as a nexus between the covered lounge, patio and outdoor kitchen on one side and the original vaulted living room and wine bar on the other.
This home truly speaks to its surroundings with an easy indoor-outdoor flow, thanks to the expansive lot lines of this long-established neighborhood. The lushly planted back yard is big enough to host multiple lawn games – or make way for a pool. The detached, two-and-a-half-car garage can be converted into an ADU. And upstairs, the owners can take their morning coffee on a private terrace that overlooks this lovely scene.
Truly the best of Mid-Wilshire, this vintage glory is quite the looker for a modern owner in search of classic Hollywood style.
Lot Size | 8,322 SF
Originally built for the family who ran the old Hoffman Candy Company, a fully renovated 1920’s Spanish Revival, truly the best of Miracle Mile and the storied history of Los Angeles.
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
3,350 square feet
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