Open House Report, LA Edition: Tough to Leave, Night or DayAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Designed for night and day, this party-ready Mid-Century house has undergone a renovation that could have gone totally wrong, but didn’t. If you’ve only got time for one open house this weekend, this is the one.
7979 Mulholland Drive, Hollywood Hills, $3.329M
Style-wise the agents are calling it Hollywood Regency, but we’ll call it (from the front, at least) Small-City Municipal. You enter a gated motor court and then through a white marble columned portico, but beyond that, the 1-level, 3-bed, 3.5-bath house appears to have been mostly replaced and with a design that works 24/7 for one person or their 300 best friends.
The living/dining area, media room and master bedroom open to the pool with sliding glass walls, and the house probably had more bedrooms in its previous life— some of which now live on as a dressing room and a master bath as big as your first apartment.
We like that the media room has not been relegated to the basement (there isn’t one.) Overall, a totally livable floor plan that’s not especially kid friendly, and while they’ve figured out how to hide the inevitable (and in LA, ubiquitous) trash cans, we can’t really understand why there’s no direct access from the garage to the kitchen.
Other than that, we can’t wait to move in and probably would be reluctant to leave. Built in 1964 on a .25-acre lot on a loop of Mulholland, it’s not especially close to anything but has big valley views. As for other views, the security system has eight perimeter cameras. Check out the agents’ dedicated site for more images— if only for the bathrooms. Open Sunday, June 17 from 2 to 5 p.m.
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