Haul out the Victrola and the servants, here's a real classic old Hancock Park estate built in 1909 and designed by Hunt, Eager & Burns (in various configurations, Sumner Hunt, Abraham Wesley Eager, and Silas Reese Burns designed quite a few of these kinds of things, including the nearby John G. Bullock House). This is known as the O'Melveny House and is a registered city landmark (and qualifies for Mills Act tax breaks); it's been "restored with meticulous care to preserve its historical heritage and splendor" and comes with a mahogany-paneled entryway, a "banquet sized" dining room, a library, a study, an attic "that has been converted into an elegant entertainment quarters," and a basement with a wine cellar and of course "room for humidor." There're also lawns, gardens, a pond, a pool, and an outdoor fireplace. The O'Melveny last sold in 2002 for $2.25 million; it's now asking $7.595 million.
· 501 S Plymouth Los Angeles, CA [Estately]