Hancock Park Storybook Revival Home, Chateau Lemoine
846 S LONGWOOD AVE, LOS ANGELES | $5,498,000 | 5 BD | 6 BA
If we think of Hollywood as the land of make believe, then call the coachman to bring around the carriage, we’re headed to a Storybook Revival home, Chateau LeMoine. French architect Earl LaMoine purchased this piece of land at the behest of his wife, as she loved the idyllic setting.
The original home was styled to compliment the homes they knew in the South of France. It was completed in 1926. Set in the Brookside neighborhood along the Arroyo De Los Jardines (Brook of the Gardens), the home is now gated and surrounded by tall, lush landscaping for plenty of privacy. Inside the gate, we’re treated to an exceptional European style garden and an expertly hardscaped pool (which resides in the front of the house). We love that.
The vaulted living room is absolutely stunning. The intricate iron chandelier complements the other ironwork running the width of the room. We’ve been told the property had fallen into disrepair over the years but went thru an extensive renovation a few years back. The kitchen is modern, and doors have been widened. While we’ve played up the fantasy, this home is really quite something and is perfectly livable in the 21st century.
Chateau Lemoine 1926. An exceptional example of Storybook architecture. Considered to be the “crown jewel” of “Brookside” (a bucolic community of tree-lined streets featuring single-family residences in a range of Period Revival styles), so named after the Arroyo De Los Jardines (Brook of the Gardens) the year-round stream that runs through the area and bisects numerous properties (necessitating bridges to span the waterway affording access to the backyards).
Extensively remodeled, the 4-bedroom home with 1-bedroom guest house, features a dramatic living room with vaulted and beamed ceiling, minstrel balcony and carved stone fireplace; an exhibition kitchen with carved stone hood surround and pro-style appliances; guest house has its own kitchen, living room and bedroom suite; formal dining and family room opening to the kitchen; saltwater pool and spa.
Beautifully manicured landscape and numerous fruit trees; serene seating area with firepit at the stream; luxurious finishes from Exquisite Surfaces (and other designer sources) and endless period elements. Hancock Park Storybook Revival Home, Chateau Lemoine.
Listing courtesy of Billy Rose & Stefan Pommepuy, The Agency
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