Built in 1925, this four-bedroom on Hollyridge Drive was one of the earliest houses carved into the hillsides of Beachwood Canyon. It was designed by John DeLario, the lead architect for the developers who turned the farmland into a residential neighborhood, known then as Hollywoodland.
The home, which measures 4,165 square feet, looks much as it would have when it was built. It’s still outfitted with the same front door and its original fire place, clay tile roof, arched entryways, hardwood floors, coffered dining room ceiling, and exterior light fixtures.
But after selling for $1.33 million last May, it’s returning to the market with new plumbing and some contemporary features, including quartz countertops and an island in the kitchen and marble floors in the bathrooms.
As with this house, many of Beachwood Canyon’s first homes were Spanish-style. (It was one of only four styles that the developers allowed; the architectural restrictions “gave Hollywoodland a touch more exclusivity and prestige.”)
The property also holds a finished basement, a balcony, two decks, and a sunken back yard. From some of those outdoor spaces, you get a peek of the Hollywood Sign.
It’s listed for $2.45 million.
- 3119 Hollyridge Drive [Jesse Ramos / G&L Real Estate]