9198 Cordell Drive, Los Angeles, California 90069
An architectural masterpiece, this John Elgin Woolf private garden residence holds an impeccable entertainment industry pedigree in a prime locale above Sunset Strip. Once part of the estate compound of filmmaker George Cukor, the 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath house is exquisitely restored with state-of-the-art systems. In the living room, the brick fireplace and flanking windows soar to the height of the 14-foot ceiling and look onto dignified cypress trees. In the den, floor-to-ceiling sidelights flank decorative wall panels. The Madeline Stuart-designed kitchen includes a dining alcove filled with lush garden light. The master opens onto a Thomas Church/Mario Nievera-designed garden, and the master bath features an al fresco shower. A William Haines-inspired oval screening room has copper crown molding, suede walls, and oak/maple parquet floors. This is an intimate estate of classic beauty, contemporary elegance and gracious ease, from the courtyard entry to the cypress-shaded swimming pool.