Los Angeles is full of all kinds of eclectic neighborhoods like up and coming modern ones in downtown LA to the lap of luxury in Beverly Hills. For those looking for a more Greenwich Village-like neighborhood with a bohemian side, one need not look further than Los Feliz. On the Eastern side of the city, Los Feliz is full of coffee houses, bookshops, vintage movie theaters, and knick-knack selling boutiques. To the northern end of the neighborhood though, the quaint little bungalows on tree lined streets rise up in the hills into palatial estates. On North Vermont Avenue, one of the most historic residences in the neighborhood just hit the market at $8.9 million.
The Van Griffith estate, build in 1925, is a compound almost as famous as the titular Griffith Park just north of the home. Named for the parks benefactor, Griffith J. Griffith, the estate is mere minutes away from the park to the north and the suburban main street of Los Feliz to the south. The home, listed by Howard Lorey and RSR Real Estate, and working with luxury real estate boutique Nourmand and Associates, the six bedroom, five bathroom home is really remarkable.
“The Van Griffith Estate is truly a one-of-a-kind property that boasts spectacular views of downtown Los Angeles, the Observatory and Griffith Park,” Lorey said. “It also features beautifully appointed grounds completed by a loggia with an outdoor fireplace, private gardens and an expansive lawn.”
The spacious grounds that sit behind a picturesque gate in keeping with the neighborhoods theme and design trends feature trees and plants all around. Inside the home, an eat-in kitchen, speakeasy, rooftop deck, and luxury fixtures in all the bathrooms make this old home built for modern luxury lifestyles. For anyone looking to have access to the hip, cool kid parts of Los Angeles where the best bars and restaurants sit, without having to sacrifice any luxury quality, this historic home is the perfect match.