Built way back in 1920 by Sanson M. Cooper and noted architect Robert D. Jones — and tastefully updated in the ensuing years — this stately Colonial-style mansion in the historic Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles last traded hands in 1969 for just $60,000 and has remained in the same family ever since. Now the historic gem is available for the first time in decades with listing agent David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland, asking $5.8 million.
Weighing in at almost 6,000 square feet, with six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, the three-story house rests on a nearly half-acre corner parcel. Separated from the street and sidewalk out front by a short brick wall and circular driveway lined with soaring palms, the lilac-hued stucco and gray-roof structure is crowned by a trio of dormer windows. The front door holds court beneath a columned portico topped with an attractive balustrade railing, and opens into sun-drenched interiors courtesy of abundant windows throughout.
A spacious foyer greets and leads to a formal living room sporting a cozy wood-burning fireplace, with other highlights including a sunken fireside family room, and a library adorned with built-in bookshelves and French doors spilling out to a covered patio. There’s also not one but two sitting rooms, plus an office; and a formal dining room connects via a butler’s pantry to a sleekly designed gourmet kitchen outfitted with granite countertops, high-end Viking appliances and dual islands. An adjacent breakfast room flows seamlessly to the outdoors.
Upstairs, five en-suite bedrooms include a sizable master retreat boasting a luxe spa-like bath adorned with dual vanities and a soaking tub. As for the picturesque backyard, expect to find a sprawling lawn hosting a pergola displaying an al fresco dining terrace and built-in barbecue, along with a lighted tennis/basketball court. Rounding it all out is 300-plus square feet of lower-level storage space, along with a two-story guest house with its own patio, four-car garage and motorcourt for additional parking.