This Spanish-style residence in the Outpost Estates was built in 1934 by Charles E. Toberman, the real estate developer we have to thank (or curse, depending on where you live) for such landmarks as the Hollywood Bowl, Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian theaters, and the Roosevelt Hotel. Seems the old gal's been kicked around a bit in recent years, falling not only into disrepair but also foreclosure on more than one occasion. Since last trading hands in 2009, the four-bedroom, three-bath home was given a makeover grandly described by the listing copy as "a dynamic combination of original styling created by the 'Master of the Outpost Spanish' mixed with materials and features he could only dream of in 1934." Sited on a .41-acre lot, the renovated property's features include formal living and dining rooms with re-done mahogany floors, three fireplaces, an updated kitchen with Carrara marble, basalt tile, and stainless appliances, original wrought iron gates, sconces and railings, swimming pool, fountain, and an attached, two-car garage. Last sold for $1.08 million, it's now listed at $2.395 million.
· 2520 Outpost Drive, Hollywood Hills [Teles Properties]