Built in 1960 and inspired by Versailles' Garden Pavilion and the Petit Trianon, this elaborately embellished mansion next to the exclusive, members-only Wilshire Country Club was on the market less than three weeks before entering escrow. The sellers have accepted an offer, and while the brokers weren't ready to disclose the amount of the accepted offer, but the gorgeous property was listed for $5.95 million.
Designed by architect Wallace Neff for the family of Ralph J. Chandler, nephew of Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler, the 8,163-square-foot house sits on a half-acre lot and is advertised as, "a rare opportunity to restore & update a brilliant Neoclassic estate." The grandeur of the house still shines. Entering through the house’s imposing 30-foot-tall entryway rotunda, visitors are greeted by an enormous crystal chandelier and intricate carvings that are echoed throughout the house.
The mansion includes a formal dining room, a salon, a butler’s pantry, and a wood-paneled library with a view of the grounds, formal gardens designed by landscape architect Edward Huntsman–Trout. Three of the house’s bedrooms are suites; these are located on the second floor of the home, and can be accessed either by an elevator or by a steep, curving staircase. One of the bathrooms has a pink marble sink.
Backup offers are still being accepted on this gem, though would-be buyers should act fast: Co-listing agent Andrea Cope tells Curbed she expects escrow could close in about three weeks.
- Lavish Neoclassical mansion by Wallace Neff asking $6M [Curbed LA]
- The Chandler House [Andrea Cope & Shelli Broder/Berkshire Hathaway]