Whether it be a room with home office potential, a converted garage flex space, an inviting outdoor oasis or simply a cozy nook tucked away somewhere, buyers are looking for homes with that little bit of extra oomph to ensure functionality and comfort during these trying times. Virtually tour a home with all that and more in the historic Carthay Square neighborhood of Los Angeles. Then explore the possibilities at an architectural view home and a unique compound both located in trendy Los Feliz. Plus, there’s more to discover in the SGV with a sharply remodeled home and a modern condo.
Carthay Square | 1925 Jewel-Box Character Home
1048 Stearns Drive | $2,395,000
This stunning 1925 jewel-box character home combines intact original detailing with chic modern-day designer updates. Nestled on one of the most beautiful tree-lined streets in the coveted historic neighborhood of Carthay Square. The formal living room with vaulted beamed ceiling, period leaded windows, original wood-burning hearth and a wet bar opens to the den/media room or work-from-home nook. The chef’s kitchen features Bosch and Wolf appliances, granite counters, pantry and laundry area. A breakfast bar opens to the light-filled dining room. Two guest bedrooms, both with desk areas, and two stunning marble baths complete the first floor. The upper level creates an owner’s retreat with ensuite spa-style bath designed with herringbone tile, marble rain shower and steam room, soaking tub, dual vanity and large walk-in closet. A secret door leads to an additional bonus space ideal for a nursery, private home office or added storage space. The backyard is a true oasis, featuring a heated pool surrounded by palms, fruit trees, lush landscaping and sun-filled lounge areas. An outdoor shower with tank-less water heater, alfresco dining patio with Ipe decking and overhead heaters are perfect for cooler nights. An outdoor kitchen and living room area makes it an amazing space for entertaining. The converted garage is a flexible recreational space for an additional office, gym, playroom, guest room or media zone.