Country English “Laurel Cottage” in Los Feliz’s Franklin Hills | 1951 Myra Ave.

You’ll love the intriguing story behind the name of “Laurel Cottage,” one that carries whispers of Hollywood’s great golden age. According to local folklore, the renowned comedian Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame, once called this residence his home during a time when it was under the ownership of one of the leading early studios, most likely Vitagraph. Vitagraph was the first initial full studio to come to Los Feliz way back in 1912. Innovative from the start, in 1906, Vitagraph became the first studio to develop the star system when it promoted future Los Feliz resident Florence Turner as the “Vitagraph Girl.”  The studio was also the first to open its own theater chain and arrange its own film distribution, and parts of “The Jazz Singer,” the first production with sound, were filmed at Vitagraph in 1927. Later on, Laurel Cottage found itself in the possession of the talented actress Mae Busch, best known for her role as Oliver Hardy’s persistently nagging wife in those classic Laurel & Hardy films.

1951 Myra Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

$1,789,000 | 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,600 Sq. Ft. | Price/Sq.Ft. $1,118 | 6,259 Sq. Ft. Lot | Built in 1924

Nestled gracefully atop a vast expanse of meticulously manicured lawn, this exquisite half-timbered Country English dwelling beckons with its captivating allure.

Impeccably restored with immense care and attention to detail, the residence stands as a testament to the beauty of its era.

A broad front deck offers an idyllic vantage point, providing a tranquil view of the gently sloping landscape that stretches out beneath it.

Stepping through an arched door, one is greeted by an air of elegance in the majestic living room.

Incredible vaulted ceilings adorned with timbered beams soar above, while a striking tile fireplace serves as the focal point of the space.

Progressing further into the abode, a mere four steps elevate guests to a formal dining room, which overlooks the grandeur of the living area below. Throughout the home, the ambiance is enriched by the warm glow of original hardwood floors, exuding a timeless charm that resonates with every step.

Adjacent to the dining room, the gourmet kitchen has received a thoughtful upgrade, showcasing top-of-the-line Viking appliances and exquisite granite countertops.

Plus delightful views of the leafy backyard, which further enhances the culinary experience.

Within the residence, three bedrooms and two baths provide a haven of comfort and relaxation.

One generously proportioned bedroom could effortlessly be transformed into a splendid office, playroom, or guest suite.

The second bedroom has ample closet space and easy outdoor access to the grassy backyard via a pair of French doors.

Ascend a staircase embellished with an elegant fan-like pattern and discover a truly enchanting upper hideaway.

The top level offers an amazingly unique private retreat.

This third bedroom makes an excellent and romantic primary suite with breathtaking views of the hillside and several spaces all adorned with brilliant natural light.

A standout feature of the top level is its rare and wonderful 28-pane window that overlooks the rooftops, offering an expansive view that stretches all the way to the mountains beyond.

There is also a second full bath with a decadently and luxuriously large walk-in shower.

The property is a one-of-a-kind vintage treasure, charming to the extreme, and exuding all the best enduring qualities of a bygone era with all of today’s prerequisite luxuries.

The home has simply been lovingly preserved and cherished for decades. Each delicate detail, meticulously restored, bears testament to the rich artistic and cinematic history that permeates the walls of the 1924 Laurel Cottage.

With its legendary Laurel & Hardy associations and its meticulous restoration, Laurel Cottage stands as a cherished reminder of the glitz and glamour that once defined the golden age of Hollywood.

I would love to give you a tour of 1951 Myra Ave. in Los Feliz’s Franklin Hills. Call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Steve Sanders, Compass.

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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