2041 Outpost Drive

Completed in 1930, this Spanish Colonial Revival home located in the lower Outpost Estates defines what wealthy, and not-so-wealthy, Angelinos have been striving and seeking to inhabit: a private, hedged, lush green oasis in the middle of a hilly scrubland crisscrossed by East-West boulevards with names such as Sunset, Pico, Olympic, Wilshire—a country-esque respite from smog, stars, and murdered out Priuses.

Located mere blocks from the snaking southern entrances to Runyon Canyon, the setting for some of the most Instagrammable of Los Angeles’s hiking trails, 2041 Outpost Drive allows you to live behind gated, thick, white plaster walls, authentic period details, and an attentive, enveloping, conscientious renovation enabling easy, breezy living and flow between household spaces, zones, and activities, both indoor and out.

As the house has been renovated, there is a very blank slate feeling to the home; while the period details, such as the beamed ceilings, balconies, grillwork, and substantial loggias reign supreme, the newly renovated interiors call for a warm personalization, a deft, delicate hand with which to create a truly Mediterranean-rim inspired retreat in the center of Hollywood. The interior spaces are purposefully painted, varnished, and tiled in shades of beige so the new owner can most easily imagine their Los Angeles fantasy.

The gardens of this home, with their pea gravel, lavender, potted citrus trees, olive trees, trellised vines, are topped off with an attractive cerulean pool and Jacuzzi, thus completing the Los Angeles home trifecta: pool, privacy, and palm trees. My favorite exterior feature would be the porte-cochère, a glamorous, vintage design detail that shelters you from the elements, or, in Los Angeles, the clear, blue skies and sun. It is a true luxury, and I relish in how unnecessary it is, how excessive it is, how truly LA.

The floor plans and site plan of this home further illuminate how twentieth and twenty-first century design comingle, interact, and further one another, along with how a you may consider utilizing and interacting with this enchanting home.

2041 Outpost Drive is a 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3,450 square foot home located on a 9,327 square foot lot for $3,495,000.

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