Los Angeles Times




OFFERED AT $14,750,000 | 5 BED | 5 BATH | 4,765 SQ FT | 30,279 SQ FT LOT

This iconic Monterey Colonial Revival home designed by prominent Los Angeles architect George M. Holstein for his family, reveals its French, Spanish and English architectu­ral influences throughout. Naturally bright and private, on nearly three quarters of an acre, the timeless elegance of this La Mesa Drive corner lot home meets you with the grandeur of a flowering Great Lawn opposite a breezy full facade Spanish balcony. The main floor great room and library (with wood burning fireplaces) open up to the sounds of fountains and sheltered outdoor spaces and provide a harmonious balance of light and shade throughout the day. Updated kitchen with fireplace and modern features make for a stately yet comfortabl­e family home. Upstairs, bedrooms over look the majestic fountain and bowers of trees and greenery by famed landscape designer Dudley Trudgett, who took full advantage of the large, wooded site to create a soft, forested setting for the classic pool. The south parterre consists of meditative topiary hedges among organic cutting and rose gardens. A detached Guest House by the pool and gardens provides a serene and private retreat for family and friends.

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