Xorin Balbes is no stranger to making luxury homes great again. This time he pours his talent into a 5-bedroom Spanish-style estate behind the gates of Laughlin Park in Los Feliz. The result is nothing short of opulent.
SaveWorking on landmark structures like the Sowden House, this self-professed lover of historic properties knows how to blend the best of the old and new. He nails every inch of this home located between Los Feliz Blvd and Franklin Avenue.
Right after you pass the courtyard outfitted with a fire pit and strategically placed lighting you enter the home to land in a grand living room. In this room the home’s original wood beam ceiling was raised to soaring heights to set a dramatic tone.
And the drama doesn’t stop there.
One wing includes a massive chef’s kitchen, a grand formal dining room, a spacious family room, and a more intimate dining room.
On the other side, there’s an office and a luxurious master suite.
Upstairs you can see the Griffith Observatory from nearly every room including the second sumptuous master suite and the two luxe guest suites.
On the lower level, which has so much space it feels like a home in and of itself, additional amenities include a plush theater, gym, and sauna, plus the fifth bedroom suite.
A home like this wouldn’t be right without a pool and a pool house that’s finished in the same luxurious materials as the main residence. The grounds are filled with outdoor dining, sunning and lounging areas, and of course romantic and mature gardens.
Listing courtesy of Billy Rose – The Agency