Open House Report: Classic ’50s Ranch Overhauled as Media and Kid-Friendly Haven, $3.1M


Where: 258 South Hudson Avenue, Hancock Park
When: Sunday, November 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
What: For the affluent and traditional neighborhood of Hancock Park– a subdivision planned in the 1920s and built up with grand and often architecturally significant houses– this 1955 ranch is an anomaly:

On the market for a month and asking $3.095M, the 4-bed, 5-bath ranch was renovated a few years ago by the firm of Rios Clementi Hale Studios for a television/film producer, creating a kid-friendly house that accommodates the owner’s vast personal library and provides abundant space to entertain:

Looking towards the kitchen. We could see this as a great place to take a meeting:

A kitchen big enough for hanging out in front of a fireplace and TV as well as the usual cooking and eating. Ignore the brown sofa:
Opening to the back yard and a walled side yard/service area, the kitchen also comes with two dishwashers to accommodate the inevitable:

Below from left to right– the pergola/guest house structure, the kitchen, living room, and the master bedroom across a grove of birches:

More room for books in the master bedroom:

With the yard already plumbed for a swimming pool, the pergola/guest house– which has a full bath and a fireplace– will be the perfect pool house. The property backs up to an unused corner of the Wilshire Country Club’s golf course:

What We Like: Having broken down the usual formal heirarchy of formal roooms, this is an impeccable and thoughtful renovation perfect for a family or a couple. Potential traffic noise from busy 3rd Street is mitigated by a wall and the pergola/guest house/garage structure.
What’s Missing: A pizza oven in the pergola.
More: Check out the property’s outstanding dedicated site for many more images and a full description.

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