A Modern Mission in The Oaks of Los Feliz

A Modern Mission in The Oaks of Los Feliz

5500 Tuxedo Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 900685500 Tuxedo Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Trust me, a tour of this home will make your heart flutter. The list of things that I love about this Mission-inspired home is long, but it starts with the basics. That is, this home is eminently livable. Walking through it, it’s evident that great care went into its design – everything from the flow to the finishes to the flora. Considering that it was built by the owners as their dream home, the attention to detail is not at all surprising. And what I particularly admire about the entire package is that it manages to be spectacular without a hint of pretension.

 Under foot you’ll find one of the most beautiful hardwood floors you’ve ever seen. Made of reclaimed red and white oak from a 100 year-old barn, it has tones and a finish that are gorgeous. And with a complement of tongue-in-groove wood overhead as

Under foot you’ll find one of the most beautiful hardwood floors you’ve ever seen. Made of reclaimed red and white oak from a 100 year-old barn, it has tones and a finish that are gorgeous. And with a complement of tongue-in-groove wood overhead as well, an otherwise enormous living room feels downright cozy.

 And check out the windows. These are most definitely not off-the-shelf from Home Depot. The long, horizontal panes of glass with mitered corners provide a sleek view to the expanse of LA that spreads out below. That sleekness, though, is made timele

And check out the windows. These are most definitely not off-the-shelf from Home Depot. The long, horizontal panes of glass with mitered corners provide a sleek view to the expanse of LA that spreads out below. That sleekness, though, is made timeless by the rich wood that frames the glass. Frank Lloyd Wright used this to great effect many times.

 With an open floor plan, the living room and dining room flow right into the oversized kitchen, which is a true chef’s workspace. No cabinets overhead – just open shelving. I love the functionality of that, as well as the clean lines that it creates

With an open floor plan, the living room and dining room flow right into the oversized kitchen, which is a true chef’s workspace. No cabinets overhead – just open shelving. I love the functionality of that, as well as the clean lines that it creates. The cabinets down below adopt the same clean lines. And if you’ve always wanted to have a commercial grade oven with a faucet installed above the cooktop, you can now check that off your list.

 With an open floor plan, the living room and dining room flow right into the oversized kitchen, which is a true chef’s workspace. No cabinets overhead – just open shelving. I love the functionality of that, as well as the clean lines that it creates

With an open floor plan, the living room and dining room flow right into the oversized kitchen, which is a true chef’s workspace. No cabinets overhead – just open shelving. I love the functionality of that, as well as the clean lines that it creates. The cabinets down below adopt the same clean lines. And if you’ve always wanted to have a commercial grade oven with a faucet installed above the cooktop, you can now check that off your list.

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 The eye may go directly to the wall of built-ins at the far end of the living room. But after a longer look, you’ll notice that even the wall that frames them has a soft beauty to it. That probably comes from the fact that they’re made of hand-trowe

The eye may go directly to the wall of built-ins at the far end of the living room. But after a longer look, you’ll notice that even the wall that frames them has a soft beauty to it. That probably comes from the fact that they’re made of hand-troweled plaster. The same is true of the home’s exterior walls.

 With a dark bottom and framed by lush grass, the salt water pool has the ambience of a mountaintop lake, which makes it somehow feel private even while offering180-degree views of forever.

With a dark bottom and framed by lush grass, the salt water pool has the ambience of a mountaintop lake, which makes it somehow feel private even while offering180-degree views of forever.

 his is a homestead where comfort abounds. Just ask this fella chillin' in the grass.

his is a homestead where comfort abounds. Just ask this fella chillin’ in the grass.

 The master bedroom opens to a patio, the perfect setting for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast, or a nightcap while looking at the stars.

The master bedroom opens to a patio, the perfect setting for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast, or a nightcap while looking at the stars.

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 Feels like a spa to me.

Feels like a spa to me.

 Although the home is essentially a one-story ranch, there is a bonus space below that can be used for any number of things – gym, studio for art, yoga, music, garden workshop (more on gardening to come), or the ultimate man cave.

Although the home is essentially a one-story ranch, there is a bonus space below that can be used for any number of things – gym, studio for art, yoga, music, garden workshop (more on gardening to come), or the ultimate man cave.

 With two walls that open to the outdoors, it’s such a cool space that you may end up needing to flip a coin to choose which use wins out.

With two walls that open to the outdoors, it’s such a cool space that you may end up needing to flip a coin to choose which use wins out.

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 Finally, what makes this property really special is the use of the land upon which it’s sited. The house itself is built on the promontory of a 34,475 sf lot, most of which extends down the hillside. For many properties, that means the land goes unu

Finally, what makes this property really special is the use of the land upon which it’s sited. The house itself is built on the promontory of a 34,475 sf lot, most of which extends down the hillside. For many properties, that means the land goes unused. In this case, it’s been transformed into veritable parkland that includes paths, terraces, and multiple seating areas to choose from depending on your preferred view and degree of sun/shade. The boxed and screened-in vegetable gardens above are fantastic.

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Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 4 bedroom/4 bath home was built in 2014, but its Mission inspiration is timeless. On that note, one of the last things worth mentioning is the roof, which is covered in tiles that were imported from Spain. So if you get to see this place, take it slowly and look close. It’s the details that make it a gem.

 Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 4 bedroom/4 bath home was built in 2014, but its Mission inspiration is timeless. On that note, one of the last things worth mentioning is the roof, which is covered in tiles that were imported from Spain

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5500 Tuxedo Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Listing Price: $4,750,000
Bedrooms:  4
Bathrooms:  4
Lot Size: 34,475 sf
Year Built: 2014
Pool: Private
Air: Central
Floor: Hardwood
Parking: Carport, Gated
Views: Canyon, City Lights, Landmark, Ocean
Fireplace: none
MLS #: 15-886739

Listing Courtesy Of: Victoria Massengale and Michael Maguire of Keller Williams Beverly Hills.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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