Open House Obsession: Jetliner Views And Extreme Privacy In Laughlin Park, $5.9MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1961 De Mille Drive, Lauglin Park/Los Feliz
When: Tuesday, October 11:00am-2:00pm.
What: A 1980s-vintage home perched on the edge of a hill overlooking Los Angeles, completely and recently redone into a glamorous 6-bed, 5-bath eyrie with jetliner views.
The Neighborhood: Often billed as “paparazzi-free” Laughlin Park was first established in 1905 as a private gated community and quickly attracted the nascent film industry’s elite, like pioneering filmmaker Cecil B. De Mille and comedian W.C. Fields. The draws were obvious– privacy, large estate-like lots, conveniently close to the film studios. It’s still a neighborhood of handsome houses in perfectly landscaped settings. If you’re lucky enough to get a look around.
The main level is a series of lofty and open interconnected spaces, all with access to the outdoors. With the exception of that one lone palm, the view to Downtown LA is unobstructed.
The sheltered pool conjures up an LA version of Mykonos.
What We Love: The views! Also the sybaritic screening room, which has no view at all.
Subtly evocative of old-school Hollywood glamour, the entire top floor is dedicated to a grand master suite and observatory-like bath.
There’s also this perfect guest suite on the lower level.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. Plus there’s a video that tells the story best. Represented by Patricia Ruben and Elizabeth Daly at Sotheby’s International Realty.