Built on a hill above Rossmoyne, this amazing historic home on a verdant knoll was designed by the internationally famous architect, Paul Williams, in 1928. Among his renowned projects were the Ambassador Beverly Hills hotels and many movie star mansions. His extraordinary facility with Southern California style is evidenced in this home dramatically poised to take advantage of the fantastic city lights, valley and mountain views. It is approached by a sweeping rock wall lined driveway that winds around the lotus pond and provides ample parking to augment the 2 car garage. The ambience of the stunning large entry foyer with its original coffered ceiling and period magnesite floor introduces the expansive mood of this exceptional estate property.
There is a hand wrought ornamental double gate leading into the spectacular formal dining room which features one of the many stunning forever views. There is a painted beam ceiling and original chandelier and light sources. The gleaming golden oak floor is of furniture quality hardwood. A view balcony adds to the enjoyment.
The formal step-down living room has an impressive large ornamental carved stone fireplace and two walls with three cathedral arched windows to take advantage of the lovely private setting. A Paul Williams design feature is the cleverly concealed window screens.
Through this arched doorways is the Billiard Room with its own fireplace, more exciting view and the indigenous magnesite floor.
The cook’s kitchen is the center of activity surrounded by the butler’s pantry, breakfast room, cabinet wall, storage closets, half bath and access to the huge basement and charming outdoor patio. The center island and top of the line appliances add efficiency.
Down the hall the large office easily converts to another bedroom with its own full bath.
A broad staircase with hand wrought iron balustrade leads to the cozy landing and the spacious Master Suite. This quiet retreat has an unexpected delight, a large furnished patio balcony to take advantage of the scenic views. The dressing room is lined with closets and the full tiled bath has tub and shower.
The companion bedroom on the second floor has similar amenities with extravagant space for dressing room, a wall of closets and view of the balcony.
A romantic landscaped rock garden with enchanting pathways surrounds the house with unique view points intended for entertaining or serene contemplation of the beauty of this landmark home.
There is an additional hillside lot which is part of the property and has country canyon and city lights views.