Updated 5/15/11: With the Cedric Gibbons-Dolores del Rio estate off the market, we need a new property to pin our lottery-winning fantasies on, and the Van Griffith estate looks like it will fit the bill nicely--we can't resist a joint with a speakeasy. Built in 1925 by the son of Griffith Park benefactor Griffith J. Griffith, and sited on nearly an acre of land just outside the park's Vermont Avenue gates, the Mediterranean-style compound features the aforementioned speakeasy, along with six bedrooms, six baths, four fireplaces, hardwood and tile floors, beamed ceilings, pool, spa, cabana, and parking for ten cars. The listing also mentions a "panic room"--but that's what we'd call the speakeasy. Asking price is $4.875 million.
· 2630 N VERMONT Ave [Redfin]
· 2630 Vermont [Official Site]