A unique pre-war condo just popped up for sale in the historic Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Found in the landmark Faubourg St. Denis building, it’s now available with a $2.25 million price tag.
Resting on the top fifth floor of the James N. Conway-designed complex — and described as “a rare offering” in the listing, which is held by Josh Myler of The Agency — the corner unit features three bedrooms and an equal number of baths. There is a little more than 2,300 square feet of living space punctuated throughout with soaring vaulted ceilings, decorative marble floors, casement windows and intricate moldings.
Built in 1928, the Châteauesque/French Normandy-style structure was designated by the city of L.A. in 2009 as a historic-cultural monument. Configured in a symmetrical “H” shape, to avoid shared walls and ensure supreme privacy, the controlled-access building (originally named The Beverly Sycamore) is accessed via a gated archway that flows into a garden-laced central courtyard.
Upon entering this specific condo, which last sold for nearly $1.9 million in June 2015, a lengthy 28-foot-long sky-lit foyer opens to all of the main rooms, including an eye-catching living room sporting hardwood floors, an ornamental stone-clad fireplace and French doors leading to a formal chandelier-topped dining room.
A spacious gourmet kitchen outfitted with marble countertops, custom glass-front cabinetry and high-end stainless appliances connects to an adjacent area that serves as a laundry room, workspace and prep kitchen; and the master retreat has its own foyer, plenty of closet space, and a tiled bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower.
Elsewhere is a guest bedroom sporting a sitting area and bath, along with a handsome wood-paneled library adorned with built-in bookshelves that’s currently being used as a third bedroom.
The new owner will pay a monthly HOA fee of $1,616 for building amenities, which include an on-site manager, storage room, gym with sauna, pool and spa, and two parking spots in the gated subterranean garage.