218 Bentley Avenue
Warm and gracious, this beautiful Hollywood Regency residence was designed by architect-to-the-stars James E. Dolena. It sits behind gates on more than a half acre of meticulously landscaped grounds where it commands sparkling views of the skyline and city lights. A charming garden walkway leads to the grand foyer, with coffered ceiling, hardwood floors, and graceful curving staircase. The living room and formal dining room each have a fireplace with carved marble mantel, floor-to-ceiling windows, and dentil molding. The glass window walls and oversize French doors of the enormous family room face onto verdant gardens and open to a large gazebo. Adjacent to the family room is a separate cocktail/sitting room/lounge area. The gourmet kitchen has Viking appliances. Completing the main floor are a library with built-ins, office/den/nursery, maid’s room with adjacent full bath, powder room, and laundry. The upper floor is divided into two parts connected by a large deck. On one side, accessed by the main stairs as well as a separate stairway, is a guest suite with full bath. Across the deck is an oversize studio, sitting room, and the sumptuous master suite with dual bathrooms and another private deck overlooking gardens, patio, pool, spa, treetops, and lovely views of Los Angeles. Classic styling and enviable location make this north-of-Sunset home a rare treasure.
“ Classic styling and enviable location make this north-of-Sunset home a rare treasure. ”Joyce Rey