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Laurel Canyon Storybook Gem by Architect Charles H. Kyson – 8012 Lark Lane

This ultra charming and altogether artistic storybook-style gem was designed by renowned architect Charles H. Kyson. Kyson was a native Angeleno, born in 1883, and was a major influence in the early construction of homes in the Hollywood Hills in the 1920s. This three bedroom home was built in 1924 making it one of the very first homes built in the hillside neighborhood of Laurel Canyon.

Asking Price: $1,900,000 | 3 beds | 3 baths | 2,000 Sq. Ft. | 7,014 Sq. Ft. Lot | Built in 1924 | Wonderland Avenue Elementary School District

The property is gated and private and exudes signature storybook charm immediately as you enter through its bright red and arched door.

This Laurel Canyon home is located in the Wonderland School District and is technically situated on not one but two beautiful terraced lots nestled above the street.

The main house offers two bedrooms and one and a half baths. Once inside, you will find the impressive living area that has enormous vaulted ceilings, incredible loft areas, French doors for indoor/outdoor flow, and gorgeous hardwood floors.

The living room also has a great fireplace with lovely built-ins.

There are fun loft areas on north and south ends of the living room.

These spaces are inspiring and unique, sure to incite creativity.

The formal dining room is spacious and bright.

The kitchen provides ample storage and work space.

The kitchen has been smartly redone and now features Carrara Italian marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an O’Keefe & Merritt vintage stove.

Charles H. Kyson designed the Bryson Apartment Hotel in Los Angeles alongside Frederick Noonan. He also built the Vernon, California branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1915, the Funk, Buel and Helen Muir House in Daggett, California, and the Santa Fe Warehouse Company Hotel, Los Angeles. Many signature elements from those famous buildings can be found in 8012 Lark Lane.

The two bedrooms in the main house are simple yet elegant.

Downstairs you will find a separate one bedroom studio apartment with an updated Carrara Italian marble bathroom.

The studio could potentially provide additional income, be used as an office or recording studio, or simply be enjoyed by overnight guests.

The property contains a beautiful natural garden & terraced rock walls, pathways & numerous mature trees.

There is a plenty of room for gardening or for creating several distinct outdoor entertaining areas.

There is a wonderful swimming pool/water feature with a waterfall that will provide excellent options for sunbathing and cooling off on warm summer days.

Since the property abuts the hillside, the backyard and pool deck are remarkably private. The property also includes a detached garage. The location could be better for those of you looking to buy in Laurel Canyon. The property is just below the iconic Laurel Canyon Country Store, making a quick walk for groceries extraordinarily convenient. 8012 Lark Lane is an artistic and bohemian retreat sure to inspire its next owners for years to come.

If you are interested in 8012 Lark Lane in Laurel Canyon, or in finding other Los Angeles homes for sale, call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Brian Moore, Sotheby’s International Realty.

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