This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from April 17, 2017
This elegant Spanish Colonial residence embodies Hollywood glamour at its most romantic- restored and updated to preserve its exquisite details from cathedral beamed ceilings to hardwood and terra cotta tile floors. Set on a secluded street in Little Holmby overlooking the Los Angeles Country Club, this is where actress Marlene Dietrich, famous for her smoky voice and shocking tuxedo-clad style, hosted the eras most dazzling stars. The estate was designed in 1932 by notable architect L.G. Scherer. The homes entrywayouter door opens to an unexpectedloggiawith graceful arches overlooking a beautiful interior courtyard. Inside, thecircular two-story foyer is highlighted by a curving, wrought iron-railed staircase ascending to astained glass window. Entertaining areas includea vast great room, anchored by one of six fireplaces and featuring high-set quatrefoil stained/leaded glass windows and a wood paneled study, both with expansive views of the golf course, pool and grounds. Adjacent to the great room is an inviting, fully glass-enclosed verandawith fireplacewhich opens to the courtyard and flows into a spacious game room, also with bar and fireplace. The elegant formal dining room leads to anexpansiveremodeled eat-in kitchen with a stone floor, stainless appliances and dining area with fireplace. A back stairway ascends to the second level, with four spacious bedrooms with views. These include a large master suite with sitting area and two walk-in closets and a detached ensuite bedroom/office with its own private entrance to the upper deck.The homeslush gardens feature winding paths, a pond, waterfalls, a pool, deck, tiled outdoor fireplace with stone benches and many additional seating areas that enhance the ambience. There is abuilt-in barbecue for entertaining al fresco. The estate includes athree-car garage and a walk-in wine cellar at ground level. This treasure offers an unparalleled opportunity to live the Los Angeles lifestyle like a star.