This lovely, 1925 home in Mid-City’s Brookside neighborhood is being sold by Umami Burger founder and part-owner Adam Fleischman.
As expected, the kitchen looks like a place that’s actually meant to be put to use. It’s got lots of light, a nice center island, a lot of room to spread out, and a substantial Viking stove.
Walking through the front door, the first eye-catching feature is a dramatic, curving staircase. The entryway opens onto a step-down living room with built-in bookcases and beamed ceilings.
The 3,848-square-foot dwelling also holds a formal dining room, five bedrooms, including a large master bedroom with wood floors, and 2.5 bathrooms.
In the spacious rear yard, there’s a stone-paved, covered patio area set up for dining, as well as a glimpse of the Brookside brook, which runs through the property.
Developed in 1920, Brookside spans about eight streets east of Highland Boulevard and south of Wilshire Boulevard, a “stone’s throw from affluent Hancock Park and Windsor Square.” Fleischmann and his family moved into the neighborhood around 2010. The brook behind their house flows through the neighborhood. Brookside’s other famous fixture is a fairly convincing castle.
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