Lush North Hollywood Estate is an ancient work of art


Lush North Hollywood Estate is an ancient work of art

Michael wittner

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – Live in a medieval art museum in the middle of a rainforest. This unique Hacienda-style home is surrounded by lush tropical greenery, a huge gazebo, and furniture made from reused trees. The interior is equally exotic. Shining in character, it features a 250-year-old Argentinian double front door, 12-foot-high stained glass windows from England, original hardwood floors, Spanish tiles, a triangular wood-paneled room with skylight and a turret with skylight above a bathroom. Every square inch is bursting with beautiful character and designed with love.


  • Address: 6233 Carpenter Avenue, North Hollywood, California
  • Price: $ 1,495,000
  • Square feet: 1427
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listing Description: A unique and unique gem for those who appreciate rare finds and antiques (some even call it a castle or a palace) and also appreciate the rainforest aspect of the yards. This home is NOT for those who dislike trees, want a well-kept yard, and prefer an ultra-modern style home. Conveniently located just 1.5 blocks from new NOHO West developments – with shopping, dining, movie theaters, and more. The main house is Spanish / Mediterranean style of 2 floors with 2 towers: one round, one square with stairs up to the 2nd floor. Triple-layer Spanish tile roof and copper gutters. 2 living rooms: one at the front, the other at the back, dining room, 3 bedrooms: 2 master including a huge master-suite and 4 bathrooms (2 full, 2 half). Separate studio / office with 4 skylights with decorative ironwork and adjustable blinds – and a beamed ceiling. A small living room-garden adjoins the studio / office. Enjoy the 1,184 sq. Ft. Rooftop garden and 5×19 sq. Ft. Balcony. The owner of the house is a retired television executive and also a photographer, artist, designer and builder of unusual custom homes. This is a custom renovated house, one of a kind, with no expense spared! The 250-year-old double front door is from Argentina. Most of the windows in the house have partial (or full) antique stained glass from England and ironwork to match the patterns on the stained glass. Some of these windows are 10 to 12 feet high. The huge 2nd floor patio (with bathroom and kitchenette) is surrounded by giant trees and is ideal for entertaining or just relaxing. From this high vantage point one can see the mountains to the north and south. The patio has a large Lazy-Man stainless steel barbecue and sink with a custom countertop. A shade structure constructed of large wooden beams with a plexiglass top covers the entire southern edge of the patio. Large-sized potted plants. Seating is available on custom-designed natural wood furniture by Crooked Roots. Finally, the privacy of the house is provided by 6 foot concrete block walls on the sides and back, with a wrought iron fence in the front. Many trees (front, back, sides) provide privacy and shade. The back yard has a massive gazebo and patio furniture made from reused trees. We have the impression of living in a tropical forest. All of the garden furniture and gazebo in the house was made in the 1980s by Crooked Roots artist Dennis Little. This gem has original hardwood floors and Spanish tile throughout. The two towers, the huge master bedroom upstairs, the bathroom at the base of the round tower and the patio bathroom on the 2nd floor feature solid natural wood beams and ceilings. The kitchen sink is permanently installed in a converted Florentine office with a black marble countertop. The upstairs master bathroom features a bespoke Onyx tub / jacuzzi, shower, sink, toilet and bidet with a 6 foot tall antique stained glass privacy divider. The back living room has a very high ceiling with natural wood beams and features an antique stained glass window 10 to 12 feet high showing delicate plant leaves and flowers. Most of the interior doors have antique stained glass windows. 2 large matching cabinets with stained glass can be found on either side of the large stained glass window mentioned above and are from the same period. The large windows are protected on the outside by plexiglass. Antique (and regular) framed mirrors throughout the house. Most are very large and permanently installed. Several bathrooms also have antique mirrors. All bathroom fixtures (sink, toilet) are of the best quality one could buy back then and have great colors that are hard to find today. The many light fixtures installed in the round and square towers took years of research to find the right ones (some look like plant shapes) to match the styles of the towers. This house is super well insulated and stays cool inside up to 100 degrees outside.

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