BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most admired homes in Little Holmby, a rustic half-timbered English Country estate designed in 1932 by celebrity architect Paul Revere Williams, has been listed by Aaron Kirman, president of Aaroe Estates, the luxury properties division of residential brokerage John Aaroe Group, and Aaroe Estates agent Allen Roth. The home, located at 200 Loring Avenue in Los Angeles, is offered at $8,000,000.
During his career, Williams was the architect of choice for Hollywood stars, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant and many more. This home is an exceptional example of Williams' exquisite style. Tucked in an enclave next to to the estates of Holmby Hills, it's surrounded by rolling landscape, mature trees, winding streets and historic architecture — moments from UCLA, Westwood Village and the Los Angeles Country Club.
"Williams was sought after by celebrities and socialites for his ability to create sophisticated yet understated showplaces — homes that were as gracious and comfortable as they were magnificent," says Kirman. "This is a superb example." The nearly 6,900 square foot residence is filled with the architect's celebrated signatures: warm yet refined traditional design, elegant proportions, and grand spaces with a cozy feel. Hardwood floors, wainscoting, crown moldings, beamed ceilings, arched doorways, lavish tile work and other distinctive Williams details are seen throughout. There's also a planned exterior/interior flow, a Williams innovation that became a Southern California hallmark.
The expansive two-story entry opens to a large living room with fireplace and a formal dining room. A cozy den is centered around another fireplace. The country kitchen, with pantry and sunny bay windowed breakfast area, combines timeless charm with top-of-the-line conveniences. The huge master suite features a sitting room equipped with its own Miele appliances, including an espresso bar and wine chiller, and a sensational walk-in closet. The luxurious bath is highlighted by a fireplace, spectacular raised marble soaking tub, steam shower and spa. There are two more family bedrooms, maid's quarters and a detached guest house. The spacious weathered brick patio is one of the home's most welcoming "rooms," centered around an expansive oval pool, raised gazebo spa and outdoor kitchen area.
"This home has been cherished and enhanced over the decades," says Roth. "Today, it embodies the easy, impeccable style that's come to represent Southern California architecture at its elegant best."
About Aaron Kirman Mr. Kirman is renowned for his representation of some of the country's most significant estate and architectural properties, including residences by Koenig, Schindler, Lautner, Lloyd Wright, Williams and the only Neimeyer in North America. Mr. Kirman has represented such unique Southern California estates as Frank Lloyd Wright'sEnnis House, Richard Neutra's Kauffman Residence, and Paul Williams' Lions Gate. During his career, Mr. Kirman has sold more than $2.5 billion of residential real estate to a group of select clients including billionaires, A-List celebrities, heads of industry, foreign investors and royalty. While he specializes in exclusive properties from Beverly Hills to Malibu, he has represented buyers and sellers worldwide. www.aaronkirman.com
About Allen Roth Few agents are as ideally suited for the sophisticated, intricate Los Angeles market as Broker Associate Allen Roth. On one hand, his passion for design. architecture and art enable him to fully appreciate the significance of one-of-a-kind properties. On the other, his mastery of the ever-changing Westside market and skill at multimillion-dollar negotiations and complex transactions make him an invaluable ally to his sellers. "I'm entrusted with the largest assets of high-net-worth clients," he says. "Only meticulous attention to detail and full understanding of their properties and goals can give them the unparalleled experience I want to deliver." www.allenroth.com
About John Aaroe Group John Aaroe Group is a leading real estate brokerage specializing in high-end property in the greater Los Angeles area. The company has represented some of the region's most prestigious properties, including the highest priced sale in the history of Beverly Hills. The firm offers in-depth knowledge through seven offices across Greater LA, and serves an international clientele through Aaroe Estates. In 2014, it participated in 1,677 closed transactions with a combined market value of nearly $2 billion. http://www.aaroe.com