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Mediterranean estate near the Hollywood Bowl was built by one of the venue’s founders

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Asking price is $2 million

View looking up at house
The 1925-built home has arched windows and plenty of balcony space.
Photos courtesy Berkshire Hathaway

Perched above the street right beneath the Hollywood Bowl, this 1920s Mediterranean-style home was commissioned by Hugo Kirchhofer, who—as one of the bowl’s founding musical directors—must have had a very easy commute to work.

Kirchhofer, in fact, is now remembered as the person who gave the venerable outdoor amphitheater its name (though “Hollywood Bowl” seems like an obvious title, when it was founded, the U.S. had few other similarly-named venues, save for Connecticut’s Yale Bowl).

The elegant residence is now up for grabs for the first time since 1993 and looks to be in fairly original condition, though the listing notes that it’s being sold in “as is” condition, so buyers may need to put a bit of work in to get it into tip-top shape.

The spacious home has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread across 3,071 square feet of living space, which includes a separate guest unit. Interior features include hardwood floors, arched windows and doorways, and wrought iron sconces.

Rising two stories in height, the residence features multiple patios and balconies that look out across the hills and into the Downtown Hollywood area below. The property includes two lots totaling 8,206 square feet, and behind the home is a grassy, park-like stretch of lawn with fountains and space for outdoor seating.

Asking price is $1.995 million. Open houses are scheduled for Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, between 1 and 4 p.m.

Interior fireplace
Living room
Aerial view of fountain
Backyard fountain
View from balcony