LA Living Defined: 2061 De Mille Drive by Xorin Balbes, $10.7MAuthor:Candace Abbott
Where: 2061 De Mille Drive, Los Feliz
What: Many things in life are inevitable. Constantly finding yourself mesmerized by the LA’s eastside real estate market is one of them.
Just listed, 2061 De Mille Drive meets all the criteria of what LA living should be–views, sprawling lawns, a lavish pool, courtyards and a seamless blend of traditional architecture and modern design. Situated behind the gates of the esteemed Laughlin Park community, this 7,800 square foot property borrows from the Spanish Revival style as interpreted by Xorin Balbes of TempleHome. Xorin, proves that while many homes in the LA area have adopted the Mediterranean aesthetic, it most possess the Mediterranean spirit through fine detail to achieve greatness.
Down the steps and into the front courtyard, you’re met by a wealth of styled greenery, seating and a delicate gray facade that’s flanked with Spanish-Moroccan detail and a commanding wooden door. Through the door and the home opens to a remarkable design where the rich Colonial design–a mix of bright and dark detail come alive. Through the foyer and the original wood beam ceiling is raised revealing a grand living space replete with a large fireplace framed by French doors and illuminated by a halo chandelier.
The ideal home for entertaining, this property features more than a sizeable living space, but family room just off of the chef’s kitchen along with a formal and more intimate dining room. All of this is located on wing of the home and provides direct access to the outdoor space.
The kitchen shows off a fresh look combining several half-moon windows rendered in a classic style with beautiful hardwood flooring, and crisp marble countertops and custom cabinetry. Flushed with light, the space also features a breakfast bar and state-of-the-art appliances.
On to the the other wing of the home and there lies an opulent master suite along with an an office. Up the stairs and you’ll find an additional master suite, that leaves no luxury untouched. Here you’ll behold a classical beauty where the raised ceilings make another appearance along with the rich hardwood flooring and French doors that open to lush property views.
Adjacent is an custom closet along with an en suite bath decked in marble and bold green tiles, shows off two separate vanities and a soaking tub in the room’s center. This too opens to neighborhood vistas. Two additional guest suites take up space on this wing as well.
And though the home’s interior exceeds expectations in terms of beauty, effortless mixing of elements to show a rich character, captivating tilework and boasts amenities and in-home technology such as an gym and home theatre, sauna, wine wall sound and lighting automation, the exterior defines the beauty of LA living.
An abundance space surrounds the home as you’ll find courtyards made special through remarkable appointed tiles, tree lined lounge space along with outdoor firepits and al fresco dining. The piece de resistance, however is the resort-style pool in the center of the backyard. Framed by luxurious palms, this pool and surrounding lounge area begs for sunbathing and a helping of “the good life.”
What We Love: The detail. Nothing is left untouched. That’s clearing from the arched window along the winding staircase, the uniqueness of each bathroom and bedroom and the small touches that truly give this home it’s character. And naturally, we are supremely inspired by the outdoor space.
More: Check out the listing for more photos and details.