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Magnificent 1930s Mediterranean in the Los Feliz Oaks asking $5.75M

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Designed by Carthay Circle architect Horatio W. Bishop

Perched high in the Hollywood Hills East, the home offers views for days.
Photos by Michael McNamara/ListingZen, courtesy of Marc Silver

Here’s a new addition to the market sure to set many hearts aflutter. Located in a particularly celeb-heavy neck of the Los Feliz Oaks, this Italianate Revival was designed in 1933 by architect Horatio Bishop, whose notable projects include the historic Carthay Circle district.

Though the Deco-era residence looks fit for a 1930s silver screen star, it was in fact built for Thomas Morris, the owner of a commercial bakery and confectionary supply business, and his family.

Cosseted behind thick hedges, swaying palms, and mature olive trees, the three-story home is accessed via a romantic exterior staircase with wrought iron railings, which leads to a light-filled rotunda entry. Within its 4,933 square feet are four bedrooms, a formal dining room, step-down living room, modern kitchen, an office, a wine cellar, and a library spacious enough to bring a tear to any bibliophile’s eye.

While the property has been updated and expanded, it still boasts an abundance of fantastic original features, including magnesite flooring and stairs, wrought iron railings and sconces, elaborately detailed plaster moldings, gorgeous stained glass, and spectacular Art Deco tile.

The grounds are equally dreamy, with multiple terraces and fountains, an infinity pool with 26-foot waterfall drop, mature trees galore, and knockout views.

On a 10,167-square-foot lot, the property is asking $5.75 million. Marc Silver of Compass has the listing. A broker’s open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

A magnesite staircase leads from the entry rotunda to a dramatic living room with French doors and a carved plaster fireplace.
The home is accessed via a romantic staircase, enveloped in succulents and olive trees.
Archways off the rotunda provide a peekaboo view of the living room’s stained glass.

In the dining room, ornate moldings and sweeping city views.
More stained glass along the staircase.
For the master bath, a peach and black color scheme.
There’s also an unusual Jack-and-Jill-style bathroom with two separate sets of minty green fixtures. Note the elegant scalloped toilet seat cover!
A section of the hillside property was flattened to accommodate an infinity pool with a 26-foot waterfall drop.