Flanked on all sides by trees and lush vegetation, this handsome home in Eagle Rock was built in 1924 for geologist Hoyt Gale.
The USGS researcher chose the spot for its stable foundation and commissioned Playboy Mansion architect Arthur Rolland Kelly to design the Spanish-style home, says a representative from Sotheby’s, which has the listing.
Sitting on a roomy lot with more than a half-acre of land, the house is fronted by a windy staircase that ascends through a neatly landscaped garden. At the top is a long covered patio and a wall of French doors leading into the airy living room.
Featuring three bedrooms and four bathrooms, the property includes 1,950 square feet of living space, with a pair of detached studio units.
The interiors of the main house have recently been remodeled, though the wood floors and original tile fireplace have been left intact. New lighting fixtures have been added throughout, along with freshly installed cabinets, counters, and appliances in the kitchen.
The verdant yard includes pathways and gardens, as well as room for outdoor dining. There’s also a treehouse and a chicken coop all ready to go.
Asking price is $1.749 million.
- 1775 Hill Drive [Alex Barad | Sotheby’s International Realty]