Graceful Living, Timeless Elegance, Premium Location and Tranquil Privacy This magnificent gated compound known around the world as the estate featured in the 1955 film classic Rebel Without A Cause , starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, is tucked away behind a wall of mature hedges, lush foliage, flowers and trees.
Located in the Hollywood Hills, this oasis built in 1912 is in a historic enclave nestled between Runyon Canyon and Wattles Park and is a leisurely stroll away from Hollywood Boulevard and the Sunset Strip. Set back and high above the street, the main house boasts an exquisite blend of period details, modern upgrades and inspired old-world craftsmanship including spectacular hardwood floors. The home’s footprint is slightly under 4,400 square feet and is an entertainer’s dream. Entering from the wrap around veranda, guests find themselves in the grand salon with its soaring ceiling and windows and then on to the formal dining room with its charming hand-painted wall murals. A gourmet, eat-in kitchen with upgraded amenities, adjacent laundry and half bath, den with fireplace, two private offices, outdoor nook, and guest suite completes the first level. The second floor boasts an expansive regal master suite with luxurious bath, two terraces with spectacular city views along with two guest rooms and a sunroom. A separate two-story, 1,000+ square foot guesthouse sits at the rear of the property where residents can live, work and create. The upper level is a one bedroom apartment with living and dining area, large bedroom and adjacent bath as well as a kitchenette. Downstairs is a gym and aerobics space with an oversized steam shower. The secret garden surrounding this southern traditional architectural masterpiece is a sanctuary of stately trees, stacked stone paths, water features, saltwater swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and lounge, and in this case, the promise of a rose garden is a reality.