Home of the Week: History Graces an Exquisitely Modernized Tudor

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Tradition takes shape throughout this well-maintained 1920’s Tudor style home boasting a pristine yard and suitable classic detail. Yet, while the original charm and grace have been meticulously upheld, the interiors have been fully reimagined to evoke an ambiance of comfort and excellence. With eclectic styling and expert design details, this home merges all that is desirable about Los Angeles real estate: history, preserved charm, high-quality design, prime location and livability. The property, located at 269 South Lucerne, is listed with Partners Trust Associate Partner Alex Quaid and offered at $2,399,000.

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Enter the vast foyer and you’re met with an open-concept layout that allows you to meander into any which direction. The home has a generous flow, immediately captivating one with its great room. Timeless detail remains in various spots: original color-blocked tile outlining the Art Deco-esque fireplace, luxe molding all around the room, vintage built-ins, original hardwood flooring and French double doors leading to the family room. This exquisite great room is a show of opulence unbound with a decadent crystal chandelier casting light all around, along with rich design touches like vintage-inspired sconces, intricate wallpaper and a host of windows to bring in natural light.

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Just off the great room is the family room, a less formal space, but all at once laced in decadent detail. A lattice style ceiling works it’s way down the walls, adding a rich texture and depth to the room, flushed with light by virtue of wraparound windows marked by plantation shutters that offer direct access to the backyard.

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The chef’s kitchen is fashioned in a simple style, but still tinged with elegance. The same original wood flooring carries into the kitchen and is offset by crisp white countertops and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. Like many of the other rooms in the home, this space features a host of light let in through French style windows that peer out to the lush grounds. And, adding to the appeal are enticing details like a farmhouse sink and subway tile backsplash.

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The reserved kitchen serves as a prelude to the eclectic dining space. This well-appointed room is surrounded by oversized windows with a view of the property’s backyard. Marked by anything-but-traditional detail, the space shows off delicate pink walls and a captivating wallpapered ceiling displaying an array of colorful butterflies.

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Up the home’s original 1920’s staircase, you’ll make your way to a sizable master replete with designer details including a decadent ensuite bathroom made special with Carrara marble detail and black and white hexagon flooring. The entirely custom bathroom, too, features a massive shower and bathtub. Also adjacent to the master is a custom closet space with built-in details and windows.

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Moving beyond the additional rooms and bathrooms, each of which shows off a celebrated mix of vintage and modern detail, you’ll make your way back downstairs and outward to the lush exterior. A stone pathway stands out amidst the manicured lawn, delicate shrubs and mature trees looming overhead. The gated and aptly secluded space proves ideal for entertaining or simply relaxing and enjoying the evening sky.

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Nearby the celebrated Larchmont Village, this home realizes a balance between opulent living and a deep appreciation for historical detail. Tastefully designed and modernized, the expansive property is as much a gem for the avid entertainer as it is for those wishing to simply live in a space the overflows with style and panache. When you hear people talk about the wonders of Los Angeles real estate, it’s dream properties like this that they’re talking about.

269 South Lucerne is listed with Partners Trust Associate Partner Alex Quaid. For more information on this property, click here


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