In case you haven’t heard, TV producer Shonda Rhimes is selling her historic Hancock Park home for $ 25 million. If it sells, the beautifully renovated Elmer Gray-designed home would break current sales records for the neighborhood.
Here is the scoop from the broker Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties that of Ed Solorzano listing – our favorite part is the ending: “Worthy of all superlatives!”
“One of the most spectacular properties ever at Hancock Park. Supreme real estate complex with several structures including a large residence on 3 levels. Sprawling flat corner lot with 2 plots totaling over 1 acre. Designed in 1923 by renowned architect Elmer Gray, the house underwent a major renovation / addition overseen by architect / builder Bill Baldwin with luxurious interiors complemented by eminent White House designer Michael Smith. Posted in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, the house features many custom details including hardwood, moldings, designer lighting, Venetian plaster, French doors, blown glass skylights and 8 fireplaces, all creating a canvas of gorgeous background for large-scale entertainment and comfortable living. Fireplace with marble and chandelier. Living room with plateau ceiling. Formal dinner. Chef’s kitchen with the latest appliances. Butler’s pantry and catering kitchen as a bonus. The dining room. Library. Remarkable living room on 2 floors with wrought iron mezzanine and music. 6 en-suite bedrooms. Primary with living room, opal white stone bathtub and dressing room. Lower level with theater, snack bar, games room and storage. Guest house with bathroom and hairdressing salon. Huge car park and 3 car garage. Huge backyard with patio, 2 grassy yards, swimming pool, shed, paddle tennis, secret garden of herbs and hedges. Walled and closed for more privacy. Really no expense spared. Much more detail. Worthy of all superlatives!
Through the magic of video, you can click here to take a virtual tour. Congratulations to Rhimes and his team for having restored and preserved this historic neighborhood treasure.
If $ 25 million is a bit steep for you, however, there’s another spectacular listing at 145 North Rossmore Avenue for just under $ 15 million – $ 14,850 to be exact. The house has been renovated over the years by owner / interior designer Brian Little and his lifelong partner, Timothy Enright, according to the SEO published by real estate broker Compass Boni Bryant.
In fact, there are several great value listings in the neighborhood. If you are looking in the same range, there is 619 June Street Sud for sale $ 14,895,000. or 5220 2nd Street West for sale at $ 14,250,000. We’ll keep track and see what sells.