clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Hotelier Sean MacPherson Lists His John Elgin Woolf in the Hollywood Hills for $2.995 Million

New, 16 comments


Back in 2002, the New York Times magazine published an appreciative essay on Hollywood Regency architect John Elgin Woolf. The eloquent homage—which describes Woolf as someone who "brought pomp to a city of circumstance"—was penned by hotelier/restaurateur Sean MacPherson, who writes of trading in an "oppressive, utilitarian, Modernist box" for a two-bedroom, two-bath Woolf house "designed like a small palace." A little over a decade later, MacPherson is relinquishing his petite palace in the Hollywood Hills. Per the listing, which offers no interior photos as of this writing, the 2,148-square-foot residence was built in 1939, and features a "double-crescent living room" with "parquet floors, high ceilings and 12-foot tall curved glass walls that literally wrap around the swimming pool." The description also extols the virtues of the house's "marble-clad, oval bathroom, perfectly-designed closets," and "stylistic green-and-black kitchen [that] features a vintage 1950s stove." Purchased in 1995 for $415,000, the .53-acre property is now asking $2.995 million. Update: Aha, thanks to a tipster for informing us that celebrity decorators Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have been renting this house (and showing it off to Harper's Bazaar).

· 2924 MONTCALM Ave [Redfin]