1939 N Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Single Family w/ Guest House | 3112 sq. ft. | 10,770 Lot sq. ft.
Hollywood Hills Heritage
First time on the market since 1973. Originally built in 1906 as the caretaker’s house on the Griffith J. Griffith estate, this re-imagined family compound sits on a lush quarter-acre in historic Hollywood Grove. Just a mile from Netflix’s headquarters, you can watch hawks soar in your own private Eden.
Set back from the road with off-street parking for 3+ cars, cedar gates lead to multi-level patios and two houses. The over 2300 sq. ft., 3 bed/3 bath main house has been lovingly updated over the years to include lasting renovations. The house exudes Craftsman charm. You can see trees from every window and all but 2 rooms lead outdoors, offering extended, versatile space for entertaining.
The crown jewel of the main house is the Great Room. With its soaring cedar ceiling, Sonoma stone fireplace, tall west-facing windows, built-in cabinets and double French-door garden access, this is a room to savor summer sunsets and winter fires. An architectural staircase leads from the front door entry to the upstairs en suite bedroom and bath, illuminated by a 48-inch, custom stained glass window. A sunny breakfast room sits off the kitchen. The adjacent laundry room/pantry includes attic access. The formal dining area with a beamed ceiling looks out to the upper patio. Down the hall, a newly remodeled 3/4 bath and second bedroom lead to the large primary suite. This sequestered sanctuary bookends the house with its vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, generous bathroom and French doors opening onto the garden patio.
At the top of the property sits the 700+-sq. ft. Spanish-style guest house. This private oasis is newly remodeled with an open kitchen, living room, bedroom, and full bath. It boasts tile floors, plaster walls, fireplace, central air and heat, an on-demand hot water heater, and abundant storage. A pergola-covered patio with hanging wisteria looks onto the upper garden roses and fruit trees. The guest house has served as overflow space for family, a writer’s retreat, a production office and an Airbnb rental.
2369 sq. ft.
Guest Home Size
686 sq. ft.
10,770 sq. ft.
Single Family Residence
The Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs)
While many outsiders may view Los Angeles as an imposing megalopolis, it is truly a city of great neighborhoods. Just slightly off the beaten path, in communities throughout the city, are remarkably intact historic neighborhoods.
Recognizing the need to identify and protect neighborhoods with distinct architectural and cultural resources, the City developed a program of Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs). HPOZs, commonly known as historic districts, provide for review of proposed exterior alterations and additions to historic properties within designated districts.
The City Council adopted the ordinance enabling the creation of HPOZs in 1979 and today there are 29 such historic districts with many more under consideration. These areas range in size from neighborhoods of approximately 50 parcels to more than 3,000 properties. While most districts are primarily residential, many have a mix of single-family and multi-family housing, and some include commercial and industrial properties. Individual buildings in an HPOZ need not be of landmark quality on their own: it is the collection of a cohesive, unique, and intact collection of historic resources that qualifies a neighborhood for HPOZ status.
The most recently designated historic district (HPOZ) in Hollywood is the Hollywood Grove, a small neighborhood of 139 craftsman, colonial and Mediterranean style homes dating from the early 1900’s. It stands out as a strong indication of what a typical residential subdivision once looked like in the Hollywood community nearly 100 years ago. Wide front yards with lush landscaping, front porches that embrace the sun, and views of rolling mountains and the ubiquitous Hollywood Sign make this an indelible part of Los Angeles’ history.
Originally planted with citrus and avocado groves, many of these homes were built for the grove managers and their families. And while change has come to many other neighborhoods of Hollywood, these historic homes bounded by Canyon Drive and Western, Franklin to Foothill remain remarkably intact to this day!
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