Situated in the earliest development in historic View Park.
5 Bedroom | 4 Bathroom | 3139 Sq. Ft.
Sold for $3,100,000 - $905,000 over ask
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Situated in the earliest development in historic View Park and rumored to have been only the 3rd property built in the highly coveted Fairland Cul De Sac, 3681 Fairland boasts an unaltered grandeur that has been stripped away from many similar Los Angeles properties. The developers of View Park, The Los Angeles Investment Company, once sold large plots of land in the most desired neighborhood locations to families who sought out to build their custom dream homes from scratch. The story told by previous owners, is one of The Loprich family, who hired James L. Mitchell in 1930 to build their family home. For the Loprich home, Mitchell chose a grand entry with magnesite walls and detailed staircase iron work. The large step down living room still retains the original hearth and double inlay hardwood floors. The light filled kitchen showcases an original tiled ceiling and walls, a feature rarely seen in Los Angeles Spanish Mediterranean architecture. The 5-bedroom home offers unblocked views of DTLA from the front porch and upper bedrooms. Current owners have meticulously maintained and upgraded the home by restoring the original lead windows, installing copper plumbing, HVAC, retrofitted the foundation, upgraded the electrical panel, sewer line and added a large pool with exterior drainage. Along the perimeter and entry, outdoor entertaining and BBQ areas were added, spaces where the current owners spent more than 30 years raising their family while also happily entertaining guests and hosting parties. The property also has an unusually large basement & garage that are ideal for an office, bonus room or storage. 3681 Fairland is a rare and refreshing reminder of the architectural beauty of Los Angeles. View Park is the largest National Register historic district in California and the largest in the Country based on African American history. The neighborhood showcases a harmonious mix of classic architectural styles and high quality construction, and benefits from an immense amount of neighborhood pride. 3681 Fairland is a contributor to the View Park historic district.
FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET
ARCHITECT PAUL BENNET, BUILDER HOMER VALENTINE
5 Bedroom | 4 Bathroom | 3610 Sq. Ft.
:: First time on the market :: The Engelman Residence, 1964 :: Architect Paul Bennet, AIA :: Renowned builder Homer Valentine :: When notable Los Angeles restauranteurs, the Engleman family, hired Homer Valentine to build their lifelong family home, they set out to design something A-Typical. For the Engelman residence, Valentine, rumored to have lived nearby, exercised his classic U shaped floor plan often seen in other higher end Ladera Heights builds. However, to set the home apart the Englemans partnered with architect & designer Paul Bennet, incredibly sought after at the time. Under Bennets design direction and the Englemans incredible attention to detail, the one of a kind home features the highest quality materials available in 1964 such as oversized original terrazzo floors, custom walnut paneling and built ins and dual stacked brick & marble fireplaces, one of which is flanked by a vintage bar, all still in impeccable condition. This 3610 square foot home sits on the most desired street and location in all of Ladera Heights, and is surrounded by several high end Mid Century homes designed by legendary architect Charles Wong. The Engleman family is well known for their achievements in the restaurant business, and ran the highly successful restaurant chain, Nibblers. Their Beverly Hills location was awarded for Mid Century design. The family spent 57 warm and loving years at 6440 Halm. The home is now available for a rare first transfer of legacy.
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