Re-imagined Craftsman in Hancock Park
4 Beds • 3.5 Baths • 3,895 SF • 8,400 SF Lot • Renovated + expansive = 21st century • Highly-desirable location • $3,445,000 SOLD
146 S Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom 3,895 square-foot refurbished 1912 craftsman-style residence in Hancock Park is nothing short of a 21st century stunner.
A grassy knoll with mature landscaping rolls up to a generously-sized porch—large enough for small gatherings. Afternoon tea or morning coffee is possible here. Shingles, wood siding, exposed beams, masonry columns, and an airplane roof line prove early 20th century authenticity to visitors.
Once inside, a formal living room with a brick-and-mortar fireplace surrounded by period built-ins greets guests. Underfoot are French Chateau hardwood floors throughout. Light streams from double-hung wood windows, which have ceiling-height custom draperies and shears.
The formal dining room has a wall of original built-ins (cabinets, drawers, and shelves) which accommodate china, silver, and a dry bar. Gleaming white wood paneling lines the room’s walls. A coffered ceiling lofts above.
The home’s kitchen and family room combination are its piece de resistance. The chef-style kitchen centers around a large stone-topped breakfast (or any meal) island with sink. High-end stainless-steel appliances include a six-burner range with griddle, double ovens, and lighted commercial hood), dishwasher, side-by-side door refrigerator, and built-in microwave/convection oven. A separate stainless-steel prep sink area—lined with name-brand subway tiles—could also double as a wet bar. Storage abounds in this kitchen, which has a separate walk-in pantry with built-in stainless-steel beverage refrigerator. This room also leads to additional dry storage in the house’s California basement. Custom kitchen cabinets are thoughtfully built floor-to-ceiling and are topped with gorgeous molding.
In keeping with the way people love to live today, the kitchen is 100% open to the residence’s impressively-sized family room. This “core” room has coffered ceilings, recessed lighting, and built-in display/book shelves and drawers. Glossy white wood paneling at chair-rail height lines the room’s walls. Recessed into the ceiling are speakers, ready to augment an AV system.
A powder room is close to this hub of the house.
Banks of single-light doors and windows in the kitchen and family room open to a deck with plenty of room for BOTH al fresco dining and outdoor living. The deck steps down to a grassy lawn, hedged lot line, and the residence’s large 2-car garage. An automatic driveway gate provides security and privacy on the 8,400 square-foot lot.
The master bedroom is—like the family room—generously proportioned; room for a King, dressers, seating areas. A private balcony off of the master overlooks the back yard. The master’s bathroom (no surprise it’s large, too) has everything home owners want: dual sinks, plenty of storage, step-in shower, floating soaking tub, and commode room. A walk-in wardrobe room has had a five-figure custom build-out with drawers, double-height hanging spaces, shoe storage, laundry bins, and dressing mirror.
Also upstairs with the master suite are three additional guest rooms (one en suite) and two additional bathrooms.
A large laundry room (with side-by-side full-sized machines) is on this floor with plenty of storage, folding, and hanging space.
Property is located within a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ).
- Refurbished 1912 early-L.A. Craftsman-style residence
- Formal living room with original brick-and-mortar fireplace
- Dining room with original built-in sideboard/dry bar
- Wide plank French Chateau hardwood floors
- Gourmet kitchen with center island
- Stainless-steel appliances
- 2 kitchen sinks
- Built-in microwave/convection oven
- Walk-in pantry room with built-in wine refrigerator
- Family room with coffered ceiling
- Over-sized master bedroom suite with walk-in closet
- Master bathroom with step-in shower, soaking tub, 2 sinks, plenty of storage, and commode room
- 3 guest bedrooms
- 2 guest bathrooms
- 1 powder room
- Laundry room on same floor as bedrooms
- California basement with additional storage
- Mature landscaping
- Front porch with sunset exposure
- Outdoor dining/living deck
- Grassy lawn
- 2-car garage and additional off-street parking
- Hancock Park POZ (no McMansions or ugly re-do’s can pop-up)