Back in 2003, interior designer Brian Little and realtor Timothy Enright doled out $2.25 million for a 1923 house originally designed by local Los Angeles architect Arthur E. Harvey. Over the ensuing years, the longtime couple transformed the down-on-its-heels Spanish Gothic mansion — situated on one of the best-known streets in Hancock Park — into a stunning trophy estate with distinct Mediterranean influences. Now, some 18 years later, the .67-acre property is for sale again, this time with a $14.85 million ask.
Situated in the historic Hancock Park neighborhood, nestled alongside nearly 200 feet of land fronting the Wilshire Country Club fairways, the walled and gated residence features 8,000-plus square feet of living space with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Inside the gates, a driveway traverses through a tunnel below the property’s one-bedroom, one-bath gatehouse — which has its own private yard and plunge pool — and empties into a spacious gravel courtyard, complete with manicured topiaries, a striking fountain, four-car garage and the main home’s towering facade. There’s also a separate service entrance with its own generous motorcourt.
An ornate entrance opens into a grand black and white checkered marble foyer accented by a dangling crystal chandelier, and a landscape mural dotted with mountains and palm trees. To the left of the foyer is a formal living room with gold-leaf walls, a massive stone fireplace, hardwood floors, a white coffered ceiling and French doors that open to the grounds.
The main floor also hosts a library with built-in shelves and a fireplace, hallway ideal for displaying artwork, formal dining room, and professional chef’s kitchen outfitted with high-end stainless appliances, a large center island with sink and built-in banquette dining area, along with an en-suite bedroom, laundry room and staff office with a bath.
A wrought-iron staircase leads to the second floor, which boasts four ensuite bedrooms, including a duo of primary suites — one with a stone fireplace, and both with sitting areas and arched and columned balconies. The uppermost third level, meanwhile, houses a tower office with a rooftop deck.
Outdoors, the flat grassy yard is highlighted by a sparkling pool flanked by palms and a concrete lounge area, plus a tiled outdoor living room with a TV and fireplace, and an al fresco dining space.