O’Melveny House: Turn of the (previous) Century Splendor

O’Melveny House: Turn of the (previous) Century Splendor

O'Melveny House by Sumner P. Hunt - 501 S. Plymouth Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020

O’Melveny House by Sumner P. Hunt – 501 S. Plymouth Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020

When a residence’s list of features includes things like a library with fireplace, mahogany paneled walls, butler’s and cook’s pantry, verandas, maid’s quarters, wine cellar, sunroom, etc., you know it’s going to be something grand. With the additional clue of 1909 as the year built, you may have guessed that we are visiting Hancock Park.

 One of the things that I love about L.A. is that you can find sterling examples of pretty much every style of residential architecture in existence. This English Arts and Crafts home with Tudor accents is stunning, thanks in large part to its archit

One of the things that I love about L.A. is that you can find sterling examples of pretty much every style of residential architecture in existence. This English Arts and Crafts home with Tudor accents is stunning, thanks in large part to its architect, Sumner P. Hunt (Hunt, Eager and Burns).

 But kudos also go to a former owner who took on a comprehensive refurbishment at the turn of this century that included the impressive task of removing bricks, reversing them and putting them back in place to reveal their more well-preserved side. S

But kudos also go to a former owner who took on a comprehensive refurbishment at the turn of this century that included the impressive task of removing bricks, reversing them and putting them back in place to reveal their more well-preserved side. Seriously.

 he main level is designed for living and entertaining in style, starting with this striking mahogany-paneled entry hall with rising staircase.

he main level is designed for living and entertaining in style, starting with this striking mahogany-paneled entry hall with rising staircase.

 The home, which is a registered Los Angeles Cultural Monument, was built for Henry O'Melveny, dean of the California bar and partner of the law firm known today as O’Melveny & Myers. O’Melveny owned the home until he died in 1941.

The home, which is a registered Los Angeles Cultural Monument, was built for Henry O’Melveny, dean of the California bar and partner of the law firm known today as O’Melveny & Myers. O’Melveny owned the home until he died in 1941.

 Sumner Hunt was quite the prestigious architect, though perhaps more well-known for his work on public buildings than residences. Some of those buildings, which remain as L.A. landmarks today, are The Ebell, the Southwest Museum and the Automobile C

Sumner Hunt was quite the prestigious architect, though perhaps more well-known for his work on public buildings than residences. Some of those buildings, which remain as L.A. landmarks today, are The Ebell, the Southwest Museum and the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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 The home features extensive use of beautiful woods, including mahogany and Oregon pine. The banquet-sized dining room, pictured here, includes a fireplace and French doors that open up to the veranda.

The home features extensive use of beautiful woods, including mahogany and Oregon pine. The banquet-sized dining room, pictured here, includes a fireplace and French doors that open up to the veranda.

 And what a beautiful veranda it is.

And what a beautiful veranda it is.

 The home’s library, with wood paneled walls and fireplace, also features a massive stained glass window to create “fiery gems for you” (as Graham Nash once sung).

The home’s library, with wood paneled walls and fireplace, also features a massive stained glass window to create “fiery gems for you” (as Graham Nash once sung).

 I suppose that with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and over 9700 square feet of living space, cleaning a house like this can be be tiring. Or just getting from one end to the other, for that matter. So, it’s nice to have cozy little rest stops like this one a

I suppose that with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and over 9700 square feet of living space, cleaning a house like this can be be tiring. Or just getting from one end to the other, for that matter. So, it’s nice to have cozy little rest stops like this one at the head of the stairs.

 The second level features a luxurious master suite with fireplace, sitting area and walk-in closet, another large bedroom suite with fireplace and sitting area, and three more bedrooms with access to terraces. The two-room guest quarters provide pri

The second level features a luxurious master suite with fireplace, sitting area and walk-in closet, another large bedroom suite with fireplace and sitting area, and three more bedrooms with access to terraces. The two-room guest quarters provide privacy and a welcome retreat for guests or family. The third level offers a huge attic that has been fully finished into a great entertaining/play room.

 The estate rests on a double lot and overlooks expansive lawns, gardens and magnificent park-like grounds with mature trees, pond, pool and outdoor fireplace. It also features a full basement with a large wine cellar and room for a humidor.

The estate rests on a double lot and overlooks expansive lawns, gardens and magnificent park-like grounds with mature trees, pond, pool and outdoor fireplace. It also features a full basement with a large wine cellar and room for a humidor.

 To top it all off, this property falls under the laws of the Mills Act, meaning your neighbor will be jealous of your tax breaks.

To top it all off, this property falls under the laws of the Mills Act, meaning your neighbor will be jealous of your tax breaks.

If you would like to see this or any other property, call me to make an appointment. David Kubiczky, PLG Estates – 323.497.7555

501 S. Plymouth Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Listing Price: $7,595,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 9,708
Lot Size: 32,269 sf
Price Per SF: $782.34
Year Built: 1909
Pool: Private
Air: Central
Floor: Hardwood, Stone, Tile
Parking: Garage, 3-Car, Attached
Views: Green Belt, Tree Top
Fireplace: Den, Dining, Exterior, Library, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Wood Burning, Other
MLS #: 13-652579

Listing courtesy of Sevak Kachadurian and Jurgita Dargyte of Westside Estate Agency Inc.

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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