Sun-splashed architecture and historical provenance meet in a modern mini compound in Los Feliz. The 1920s home showcases crisp, flat-roofed rectangular modules punctuated with steel sash windows on a street-to-street lot in a prime, north of Los Feliz Boulevard location.
With a façade reminiscent of architect Irving Gill, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home sits behind a walled garden landscaped with native and drought-resistant plants.
A wide entry porch extends the entire width of the dwelling. Inside opens to a light-filled living room with a fireplace and high, coved ceilings. To one side, there’s a formal dining room with windows framing the lush garden and an airy, eat-in kitchen. Three bedrooms and baths, plus a utility room, all with high ceilings, and a workshop with a half bath, complete the lower level.
An addition by noted architect A.F. Leicht extends the original structure. Here, a separate, light-filled great room with a high-pitched ceiling and fireplace, bedroom, bath, and kitchenette is an ideal guest house or studio.
The lush outdoor space is seen from nearly every room, gently ascending from Commonwealth Avenue to West Dundee Drive. Parking is accessed via a long, electrically-gated driveway to a detached, 2-car garage and motor court.
Merchant Maurice De Mond once lived here. De Mond is the founder of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club. During its heyday, the club attracted celebrities, entertainers, and visiting dignitaries, including “notables like writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, famed ‘Tarzan’ creator, oil magnate Edward L. Doheny, and film industry leaders Louis B. Mayer, Darryl Zanuck and Cecil B. De Mille.”
Located at 2449 N Commonwealth Ave, the home sits near the entrance of Griffith Park, where you can stroll along numerous hiking trails and visit the Observatory. The nearby dining scene of Los Feliz Village includes All Time (they serve the best breakfast sandwich), Little Dom’s, Farfalla, and our favorite coffee shop, Maru on Hillhurst. Over on Vermont, you can watch a movie at the Los Feliz Theater before you decide between dining at two French faves—Loupiotte Kitchen or Café Figaro. The home is listed with Richard Stanley, asking $2,950,000.