Open House Obsession: Hollywood Hills Hal Levitt Cleaned Up, Getting Flipped, $3.5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2200 Hercules Drive, Mt. Olympus/Hollywood Hills
When: Sunday December 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
What: Responsible for some of the most glamorous Mid-Century houses in Los Angeles, architect Hal Levitt’s designs have become sought-after celebrity collectibles in ’60s-mad Los Angeles. Untouched for decades and in the Mt.Olympus neighborhood, this small-scale Levitt had all the quirky details people love and was a prized film/photo location. Check out the Beyoncé video Why Don’t You Love Me?
Re-scripted, blown out and botox-ed, the house is back on the market this week asking $3.495M– it sold in March of this year for $1.725M. The kitchen, living and dining rooms have been opened up into one space:
Before/after pictures of the master bath give a glimpse of how extensive the renovation was– and possibly justifying the 100% premium over the most recent sale price:
More: Currently, there’s not much evidence online of the renovation. The MLS listing images were taken down while we were writing this post– although they’ll probably soon be replaced by photography worthy of a $3.5M house. There’s an extensive gallery of “before” at Curbed Los Angeles, and for Hal Levitt and Mid-Century fans, worth a detour on Sunday afternoon.