Listing Agent: Barry Peele
Listing Brokerage: Sotheby’s
Location: Beverly Hills Post Office
I actually met John Stamos on a photo shoot once. It was around 2002 or so and I was a fresh-faced NYU grad who thought that lugging around set pieces for a production designer at $200 per day was somehow more romantic and glamorous than being trapped in an office all day.
While we were busy setting up vignettes for his then wife Rebecca Romain, there he was. Fringe leather jacket, literally rose colored sunglasses, and stroking a tiny Bond villain white dog in his lap.
Eventually the assistants and editors and hangers on drifted away so I strolled over to say hello. Turns out he was charming and genuine and just seemed like an overall nice guy.
If there’s one thing you learn as a real estate agent, it’s that you can almost always tell who has a cool house and who doesn’t just by looking at them. Even from that brief encounter 20 years ago I always thought this guy must have an awesome house. Turns out I was right.
Nestled on a winding road off Mulholland Drive, the house boasts a long flagstone walkway surrounded by an appealing assortment of flowers, hedges, and trees. The ivy-covered walls to your left help lock in the park-like feeling.
Once inside, you’re met with a classic LA mid-century living room with a soaring beamed ceiling, walnut stained hardwood floors, three exposures, and a massive fireplace. Luxurious sure, but warm and welcoming rather than ostentatious.
A product of mid-century design, of course the house has an open layout that flows from the living room, through the dining room, to the gorgeous eat-in kitchen. And of course, like all beautiful homes, it’s the details that make it special. Notice the ornate turn of the century heat register over the stove.
The master bedroom has the same vaulted ceilings as the living room, but instead of being stained, they’re painted a calming white. The wide plank floors and period-inspired en-suite marble bath complements the space perfectly.
Out back there is, of course, a kidney shaped pool and hot tub surrounded by flagstone pavers set in grass as well as a postcard perfect mountain and city view. Unlike a lot of properties in Beverly Hills, the views here are totally unobstructed, and there aren’t any neighbors visible below, or anywhere at all from the property. That means privacy as well as stunning views.
Here’s a shot of the view. Just imagine the sunsets from here…
Even better than the views and mod looking swimming pool and hot tub is the little ivy-covered cottage peeking out from the trees. With the same ivy-covered walls and terracotta roof as the main house, the cottage looks like the perfect place to relax on a lazy summer afternoon, write the great American novel, or use it as an ad hoc music studio as it’s currently set up as.
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