Offered at: $2,000,000
SOLD for over $200K above list price at $2,000,000.
Take a step back into the world of Hollywood starlets and the glitz and glamor that built Tinseltown… To the Roaring Twenties when the buzz in Old Hollywood was electrifying. The community in Hollywood known as Whitley Heights embodies just that. It is a historic community defined as an HPOZ (historic preservation overlay zone) with homes built in the 20s and 30s of which almost all still adorning their original facades. Many Old Hollywood stars owned homes here for the ideal Hollywood local, such as Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Bette Davis, Gloria Swanson and more.
Now imagine Old Hollywood charm combined with modern world conveniences… Welcome to 6746 Wedgewood Place. This exceptional historic masterpiece was the previous residence of W.C. Fields, American comedian and actor, in the 1930s. The home has since been artistically updated and historical elements masterfully preserved, resulting in a stunning Spanish colonial-style property of over 7600 sq ft in lot size. The home contains 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,706 square feet of interior space.
This home’s charm is displayed around every corner. From the large stained-glass crest in the living room, to the original french doors, downstairs wooden library, and even old-fashioned push button light switches that would be found in the 20s, this home is truly like stepping back in time. Additional architectural features include a tranquil entry with newly restored fountain, vaulted barrel ceilings in the living room, expansive patio with sweeping canyon views, and spacious gourmet kitchen, and two gas fireplaces.
The 2-level floor plan provides ideal living and entertaining separation. Kitchen and living room are on upper level where the original hand-carved wooden banister leads to the lower level with elegant sitting area and three bedrooms. The exterior stairs lead to a large grassy backyard with citrus trees harvesting juicy gold grapefruits, blood oranges, as well as sour and standard oranges. There are also 4 outdoor sitting areas with 27+ newly planted Podocarpus trees along the north side of the property which can reach 80-120 feet, creating the perfect private oasis in the city.
All bedrooms are en suite, plus an attached guest suite apply named the “Chauffeur’s Room,” which is included in the bedroom and bathroom count. Also enjoy modern upgrades of a Sonos sound system throughout, a Control 5 system including comprehensive security system, and 10+ cameras all around the home with operability from your phone or tablet anywhere in the world. These make this property a great primary residence or an additional place while in LA to call home.
There is an attached 2-car garage which conveniently leads right into the kitchen with ample street parking as well. Stackable washer and dryer is tucked away in a closet downstairs near the bedrooms. As an added bonus, there is additional storage underneath the outside staircase and under the house.
The property is perched on a hill just across the street from the Hollywood Bowl and a short walk to the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard, the Magic Castle, and just minutes to the San Fernando Valley with its array of studios, Ventura Boulevard and more.
Bonus Feature: This is a Mills Act-approved residence, which means the property taxes are a fraction of other comparable home! Just one more added benefit of living here.
Contact Chris Gray at 323.612.7086 or [email protected] for more information!