Classic Ivy-Covered Mediterranean Estate on Los Feliz Boulevard | 4962 Los Feliz Blvd.

Built by renowned “Chicago School” architect John Danley Atchison circa 1925, this brilliant ivy-covered Mediterranean estate has unparalleled curb appeal with classic authentic details and incredibly original Golden Era charm. Located in an unbeatable location in prime Los Feliz, this expansive four bedroom home with a private two-room guest house and glistening pool is a romantic and enticing possibility for those looking to own a timeless estate in the east side’s best neighborhood.

4962 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

$3,097,000 | 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 3,493 Sq. Ft. | $887 per Sq. Ft. | 9,004 Sq. Ft. Lot | Built in 1925

John Danley Atchison (1870-1959) was a prominent and ambitious architect whose career left a lasting impact on the architectural landscape, spanning from Chicago, Illinois, to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and finally settling in Pasadena, California. Born on February 17, 1870, in Monmouth, Illinois, he received his education at public and high schools in Chicago and furthered his architectural studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Manual Training School. In 1889, Atchison began his architectural journey under the mentorship of W. G. Barfield, followed by a pivotal three-year stint at Jenney & Mundie, where he worked closely with the influential William LeBaron Jenney. During this time, he contributed to the design of the Horticultural Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. In 1895, Atchison became a partner in the firm of Tuthill & Atchison, showcasing his dedication to collaboration. Over the years, he honed his skills, working independently and forming partnerships, displaying a keen interest in innovative architectural ideas.

In 1905, Atchison made a significant move to Winnipeg, Manitoba, establishing his practice and becoming a key figure in introducing the ‘Chicago School’ concepts to western Canada. His early works in Winnipeg reflected a disciplined Beaux-Arts style, marked by meticulous attention to form and construction techniques. Known for his forward-thinking approach, Atchison played a pioneering role in western Canada’s architectural development. He introduced steel frame construction and terra cotta cladding to high-rise buildings, with notable achievements such as the Great West Life Building (1909-11), the Union Trust Building (1912-13), and the Bank of Hamilton (1917).

In 1924, Atchison relocated to Pasadena, California, where he shifted towards domestic architecture, embracing the regional Spanish Colonial style. Collaborating with his son, John D. Atchison Jr., he maintained an office until 1938 when he retired, possibly influenced by injuries sustained in a 1936 auto accident. Atchison passed away on June 20, 1959, in Pasadena, leaving behind a legacy of innovation, refined proportions, and a discerning eye for architectural excellence. His impact on the architectural landscape, particularly in western Canada, solidifies his place as a visionary and influential architect of his time.

The private, gated entrance leads inside to a palatial front foyer with a magnificent staircase made with original iron work and magnesite flooring from the period. The first grand living room is absolutely stunning with arched entryways, arched bookshelves, casement windows, and a beautiful fireplace.

The second living room across the foyer is equally as impressive, with a second fireplace and stained glass windows.

This living room leads to a flexible space, formerly the breakfast room but currently used as a dual office with easy outdoor access.

While the first living room leas to a sizable formal dining room.

Both the office and dining rooms open with archways to this huge romantic patio with Saltillo tiles,

The patio overlooks the verdant back yard, relaxing swimmer’s pool, and guest house.

Back inside, the remarkable chef’s kitchen is sleek and stylish with an attractive multi-colored tile backsplash, a Gaggenau refrigerator, a separate refrigerator for wine, two sinks, backyard views, wood beamed ceiling, custom cabinetry, and wonderful natural light.

The maid’s suite has been converted to a large laundry room with a convenient walk-in pantry.

There are four bedrooms upstairs, one on each corner of the house.

These bedrooms feature hardwood floors, balconies, and walk-in closets. The beautiful primary suite has an alcove sitting area for enjoying views of the Observatory and Griffith Park.

An enormous closet and dressing area.

Plus a luxurious remodeled en suite bath witha  steam shower, spa tub, and a 1920s pedestel sink.

The second bedroom is primed as a children’s bedroom or a great work from home office.

While the third bedroom has an incredible private balcony.

This treetop balcony provides a wonderful setting for taking in the remarkable sunsets in the evenings.

The fourth bedroom has a Juliette balcony with great neighborhood views.

These three bedrooms share a luxe bathroom.

The gorgeous backyard is incredible private with tall protective hedges, multiple dining and sitting areas, and one decadent oversized swimming pool.

The garage has been converted to two-room guest house.

The guest house is also adorned with ivy. Inside, find a light and bright blank canvas that provides multiple uses: ideal for overnight, visiting relatives, teenagers, a granny flat, pool house, a home gym, or possibly as a source of additional income.

The ADU has a kitchenette.

The guest house has two rooms and a full bathroom.

Back outside, the magnificent backyard truly comes alive in the evening.

Rare and romantic, the backyard provides a picturesque setting for enjoying company in the evenings, whether it’s one-on-one or large-scale entertaining. Set back from the boulevard, it feels like a world away from Los Feliz Village.

Yet all the hip shops and restaurants on Vermont and Hillhurst Avenues are just a stone’s throw, by foot or by car. Some of the city’s best hikes can be found in Griffith Park, the home’s best neighbor, and the Burbank studios and downtown highrises are an ideally short commute. 4962 Los Feliz Boulevard is a remarkable Mediterranean home, extraordinarily cared for over the years and updated throughout. While architect John Danley Atchison designed the abode in the “Chicago School” style, this property is quintessentially Los Angeles.

I would love to give you a tour of 4962 Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Feliz. Call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Richard Yohon, Sotheby’s International Realty, & Konstantine Valissarakos, Nourmand & Associates-HW.

Jacqueline Tager | DRE# 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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