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Romantic Hollywood Hills Mediterranean Villa – 6340 Bryn Mawr Drive

Designed by architect Armand Monaco in 1925, this Mediterranean home radiates with style, charm, warmth, and romance. Monaco gained fame in Hollywood’s Golden Era by constructing grand Italianate and Mediterranean villas in Los Angeles inspired by the palatial villas he spent time in as a young boy in Italy before he and his family emigrated to the United States in 1907. Monaco designed several Italianate style residences for silent screen stars during the 1920s including a home for actress Betty Blythe in Los Feliz and the Villa Monaco in Silver Lake.

6340 Bryn Mawr Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Asking Price: $1,698,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Feet: 2,281
Lot Size: 4678 sqft.

Year Built: 1925
Open House: Sunday, September 23 2pm-5pm

The home was designed to take full advantage of the hillside. The iconic Hollywood views can be seen from every window. The property is private and gated and upon entry one feels immediately transported to another time and place. There is a peaceful, serene quality that the home exudes in spades.

Upon entry, the Moroccan arches lead to a dramatic living room awash in light and spirit. French windows, hardwood floors, unique light fixtures, and an elegant fireplace all combine to create an inviting and relaxing space.

A lovely little balcony off of the living room is the perfect space to enjoy the hillside and pool views.

A large formal dining room is great for entertaining.

The great cook’s kitchen has charm to spare, with features including banquette seating, Wolf range, farm house sink, custom wood cabinetry, and vintage tile and red brick backsplash.

And, of course, no modern kitchen would be complete without a wine cooler.

The main level also has an office/den just off the kitchen.w

 

Upstairs, there are two nicely sized bedrooms with stunning views of the Hollywood Hills.

A classic bath with immaculate white tiles and a pedestal sink.

The second upstairs bedroom has stylish alcoves and a Juliete balcony.

The wonderful lower level has a large great family room.

The family room has outdoor access to the pool and backyard area.

And enough space and alcoves for all your live/work necessities.

Cozy yet courtly, the home’s enduring design and stylish details lend a majestic quality to the home.

The lower level also boasts a private bedroom suite with its own separate entrance.

The suite has its own bath.

6340 Bryn Mawr’s outdoor areas are divine, lush with trees and succulents, and entertaining areas.

The pool and backyard is simply sublime.

The backyard also has a great grassy area with palm trees, succulents, and fruit trees.

The home also has a unique Hollywood history. The Furstow Family, the owners in the 1920s, opened Miles City Saddlery in Hollywood. Their shop specialized in saddles and leather goods like gun holsters, Rifle Scabbards, cartridge belts, and shoulder holders that would be used in essentially all of the Westerns throughout the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1950s, the home was owned by Fred Kline, the fire Commission Chairman for Los Angeles. Kline would go on to run for Los Angeles mayor in 1969. Kline was also a friend of legendary actress Marilyn Monroe, and would accompany the actress to promotional appearances.

In the 1990s and 2000s the home was host to Andrew Precht. Precht was the grandson of television legend Ed Sullivan. He was the art director of several Oscar nominated films including The Men’s Club, The Abyss, Dances With Wolves, Glory, Misery, Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Being Human, and Legends of the Fall.

The home later belonged to James Aman, a well known interior designer. Aman’s design hallmark is to allow works of art to take center stage in his homes, creating settings where great art can live in harmony with the style of the interiors and provide an elegant and inviting living space.

In 1998, Rob and Christine Hammersley purchased the home.  Rob Hammersley is the Executive Producer of television shows including MythBusters, Tanked, Booze Traveler, American Chopper, and several upcoming series for Netflix, Facebook, and Travel Channel.

While just a stone’s throw from Hollywood Bowl, Beachwood Canyon, and all the best Hollywood restaurants and shops, 6340 Bryn Mawr is an everlasting delight and a relaxing retreat in the heart of the Hollywood Hills.

Stay in, relax and enjoy the pool, then dine under the stars before heading off to a Hollywood Bowl concert. At this one-of-kind Mediterranean villa, the absolute best of Hollywood is at your doorstep.

For more photos and a floorplan, go here. If you would like to view 6340 Bryn Mawr Drive, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

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

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