Songtress Lourdes Hernández and hubby Zach Leigh transformed a tired-looking 1920s Spanish-style residence into a dreamy Los Feliz Shangri-La.
After transforming and residing at The Ruby Street, a 4,000-square-foot event space in an historic Arts and Crafts building in Highland Park, Lourdes desired a more walkable neighborhood. She told Domino, “We walk everywhere in Madrid,” she says. “You take that for granted until it is taken away from you. It’s this thing you can’t identify that makes you less happy.”
Gated for privacy, the couple’s home at 3112 Waverly Drive opens to a front yard with a pool. “They installed in front of the house (where there was more room) along with a ﬁrepit and fence, so to always be party-ready. Hernández often invites people over and makes paella outside.”
The structure sits to the rear of the property where the once tired-looking brick facade is now refreshed in white punctuated by the large original arched windows.
Soaring ceilings and herringbone floors set the stage for a glamorous yet laid back living space. Opting for mainly white walls there’s a fun mix of “ﬁnishings and furniture in muted greens, blues, and pinks that are punctuated with whimsical touches, like a graphic animal-print rug and her own handmade woolen tapestries. The kitchen is an ode to Southern California with its pistachio cabinets offset by a marble island, copper-topped barstools, vintage-style Smeg appliances, and pastel pendant lamps.”
The rose-colored primary bathroom, finished in Hex and Cle tile, is a bold choice that somehow just works in the space.
With its own private entrance, the studio below is perfect for overnight guests where they can enjoy a spa-like experience in the infrared sauna.
When the property was listed in October 2016 it sat on the market for a year. This time, this Spanish-style residence is sure to garner oodles of attention and go well over its asking price of $1.885 million.
Listing courtesy of Louise Leach & Juan Longfellow – Deasy Penner Podley