A lovely little slice of Los Angeles history has hit the market in a seriously desirable location: An estate built in 1925 by Van Griffith, son of Griffith J. Griffith, who bequeathed to LA the land that’s now Griffith Park.
The nearly three-quarter-acre property sits just outside of the park's Vermont Avenue gates, at the end of a long driveway, behind a double gate and privacy wall.
The main residence is a six-bedroom, five-bathroom Mediterranean with original tile, wood details, and large windows. From those windows, there are excellent views of Downtown, the Observatory, and, of course, Griffith Park.
A formal dining room, library, in-home speakeasy, and rooftop deck are added features.
The grounds of the estate are populated with redwoods, pines, and olive trees.
A loggia with an outdoor fireplace, private gardens, a two-bedroom guest house, and a saltwater pool are also on the property.
The current sellers bought the property from Red Hot Chili Pepper and Silverlake Conservatory of Music founder Flea, who lived here for about three years. The estate last traded hands in 2014 for $6 million. It’s now listed for $8.9 million.
- 2630 Vermont Avenue [Howard Lorey and RSR Real Estate/Nourmand & Associates]