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The Sherman Oakiest House in Sherman Oaks Asking $1.2 MM

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Open House: Sunday, June 8, 2014 between 1 PM - 5 PM

4278 Sherman Oaks Ave, Sherman Oaks

Price: $1,199,000
Beds, Baths: 3 beds, 3.5 baths
Floor Area: 2,159 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Beautiful, emotional 1929 Spanish Home- A rare find in the Valley. This home may be the first built in Sherman Oaks by local land owner Stanley Petit. In one of the most desirable areas of Sherman Oaks, South of Ventura Blvd. with Quick Access to the Westside. Wonderful courtyard entry with fountain leads to a completely redone 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home. The kitchen features custom European cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous open beamed ceiling in the living room includes a wood burning fireplace... The entertainers backyard is complete with an outdoor kitchen, pergola and 100 year old oak tree. Includes separate guest house with full bath (not included in square footage) and an over sized garage."

Yes indeed, this is actually the very first house built in Sherman Oaks way back in 1929. The home was owned by Stanley Norris Petit and his wife Mary Jane. Mr. Petit's obituary from June 2000 in the LA Times tells the story of the Petit's relationship with the Valley -- he was the first person to land an airplane at Van Nuys Airport, and with his father owned Encino Ranch, the largest single parcel of property in the Valley. There's also Petit Avenue which runs non-continuously through the Valley which was named after the family.

· 4278 Sherman Oaks Avenue [Redfin]