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When: Sunday, March 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Where: 308 N. Sycamore Ave #506, Los Angeles
How Much: $1.695M with HOAs of $1079 a month
Listing Agent: Monique and Joe Carrabba, Carrabba + Group,
Bellevue, Washington
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What: This spectacularly renovated 4-bed, 3-bath top floor condominium reflects the vintage glamour of Hancock Park, a neighborhood developed for wealthy Angelenos in the 1920s. Spacious and grandly detailed, all 22 apartments in the French Renaissance Style building were designed to look and feel like the other private houses in the neighborhood. This penthouse has exceptionally high ceilings:

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There’s a skylit entry hall with a vaulted ceiling and an elegant dining room:

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The apartment was purchased in January, 2013 for 900K– after years of being on and off the market– and the renovation under the current owners has left no surface untouched, with all new baths and this grand kitchen that opens to the dining room:

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For basic structure, volume and view– and ignoring the staging– our favorite room is the corner master bedroom with its vaulted ceiling. All the rooms have great views:

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The pool is pretty swell, conjuring up a vintage vision of the South of France in Los Angeles, plus there’s a parking garage hidden under a terrace somewhere.

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Designed in 1928 by architect James N. Conway and dubbed Faubourg St. Denis (after a once-grand street in Paris) this was originally intended be the first in a complex of three towers before the Great Depression intervened. The steel framed, concrete building was designed to be both fireproof and quiet, and each floor has only four units, laid out so there are no common walls.

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The streets of the surrounding neighborhood of Hancock Park are lined with traditional houses by the best architects of the 1920s, built and landscaped under stringent planning codes put into place by the original developers. It remains one of the city’s great traditional neighborhoods.

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