The listing for this four-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills encourages prospective buyers to “ascend to greatness.” We’re not quite sure what that means, but the 2,400-square-foot home does have a lot of stairs—and the views do look pretty great.
Built in 1925, the vaguely French Normandy-style home popped up on the market last year as a charming fixer. Now it’s back with a chic redesign that’s given the residence an airy, contemporary feel.
Among the changes: the dated kitchen has been opened up and completely updated with new appliances, countertops, and a large center island that doubles as a breakfast bar. New light fixtures have been added throughout the house and the bathrooms have been thoroughly remodeled. Most interestingly, exposed beams have been added to ceilings in multiple rooms.
Situated on a 6,094-square-foot lot, the grounds around the home include a grassy backyard, pathways and sitting areas around the home, and a terraced garden that descends to the street below. The multi-level home is also arranged around a central balcony space well-suited for outdoor entertaining.
Sold in May for $1.165 million, it’s now asking $2.15 million.
- 5920 Manola Way [Patricia Ruben, Joey Kiralla / Sotheby's International Realty]