THE MAGIC JOHNSON OF HOUSES: SIZE, VERSATILITY, AND VALUE | HOLLYWOOD HILLS
HPOZs in Los Angeles always tend to be double-edged swords. Want to protect and preserve the character of a historically relevant neighborhood? HPOZs got your back! But own a home in an HPOZ and try to simply change the color of your front door? HPOZs will be ON your back like a monkey on methamphetamine! Don’t even think about building a new construction from ground up……unless you squeeze in the project before the HPOZ ordinance is finalized :)
That is how this uniquely newer home exists among the HPOZ “protected” houses in the famous Whitley Heights area of Hollywood Hills. The developer hammered the last nail on this property just days before the HPOZ ordinance went into effect in 1990, thus grandfathering a modern construction into an aged area. And what a beautiful property it is. This Mediterranean-inspired contemporary boasts three smartly designed levels with generous space and abundant natural light. The recently remodeled main floor offers a huge sunken living room with a vaulted ceiling, a grand formal dining room, a large open kitchen that flows into a breakfast area and family room, and a tranquil balcony that overlooks an actual usable backyard (kind of rare for the area). The five bedrooms are spread across the top and bottom levels with three on top and two below, affording the home some very practical versatility. The lower bedrooms can easily be converted to a full-sized office, a writer’s den, a man’s cave, or an income producing apartment. Oh, and can’t forget the soaring 180° degrees of the city!
The owners have enjoyed this home with years of love and care and the energy exudes just that. There is an immediate sense of warmth and brightness when you walk in that cannot be contrived by design or construction. They raised three children here through adulthood, and now that they are all married and off to college, this is simply too much house from them. The kids love it so much they’ve all, jokingly, exclaimed they are moving back in!
The seller’s are motivated and the home is ready for some wonderful new owners.
6654 Emmet Ter
Los Angeles, CA 90068
5BR / 4.5BA
4,171 sf / 5,741 lot (per assessor)
Offered at $1,175,000
Courtesy of Alexis Sandoval and Eric Nam, Prudential California Realty
If you’d like to see this property call Eric Nam at 310.622.5903