2666 Aberdeen Avenue, an ever fashionable celebrity address, is an expansive 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival Estate designed by Stiles O. Clements, who is perhaps best known for his works such as the LA landmarked Mayan, Wiltern, and El Capitan Theatres. This home, located on the Los Feliz hills, is a retreat unto itself—truly a country house in the city as its manicured grounds, following an almost century old design, terrace their way up the hillside only to find the vast, wild acreage of Griffith Park just behind the rear property line. It is this theatrical setting, combined with a theatrical architect, which makes this property truly unique and peerless in a town full of glitz and glamour.
One you are high up and hedged from the street, you are welcomed into the rambling luxury of this home: the checkerboarded floors, the staircase’s red runner, the familiar white plaster walls and dark wood beams create an intimate, inviting space from which to explore this fabled Hollywood address. In the living room, you could easily fall into Norma-Desmond-esque behaviors and watch your own silent movies on the massive movie screen in the living room, which is my favorite feature within the home—an unsurprising Hollywood home surprise with such authentic cinematic parallels!
The master suite, located on the second floor, exudes sultry silver screen siren seduction, complete with pink carpeting, coved ceiling, and detached dressing room. Joan Crawford, and perhaps even Edith Wharton, would be jealous.
The rear gardens are the pièce de résistance of the entire composition; this space combines Spanish, Californian, Moorish, Mediterranean, and modern elements to create an incomparable vantage point from which to both escape the outside world and view it all from above, this world you seek to put on hold—no wonder it has such a following with creatives, we always want to be in the thick of it, or out of it, simultaneously.
The gardens from actor Tim Curry’s time in residence were quite the rosy, romantic design!
The original floor plan and façade reveal the inner simplicity of the design—the interweaving of the interior and exterior spaces to create a truly Californian estate.
2666 Aberdeen Avenue is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 4,026 square foot home located on 1.45 immaculately landscaped acres in the Los Feliz hills near the entrance to Griffith Park. The home is currently listed by David Gray of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California for $7,995,000.
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