Monday, March 31, 2014

An Elegant English Country House in the Hollywood hills

country english exterior

While I was perusing Los Angeles real estate for fun over the weekend, I came across this charming English Country style house just above Sunset in the Hollywood Hills. The black and white awnings, Tudor-style architecture, and high-gloss black trim are so chic. The great thing is that both the exterior and interior are equally fabulous! While Tudor architecture isn’t really my favorite, I cannot help but be charmed by this gorgeous house. According to the listing, the house has had multiple celebrity owners over the years and was also featured in ELLE DECOR, but I can’t seem to find any other information about it online. Do any of you know who might have lived here or who designed this stylish abode?

country english living

{The house has loads of charm thanks to original architectural features such as this fabulous beamed ceiling. I dream of restoring a beautiful older home one day and marrying original charm with modern comfort and amenities.}


{An Alternate View of the Living Room | Image via Zillow}


{What could be better than saddle leather, square-back Louis chairs paired with a chic Lucite desk and classic lamp? | Image via Zillow

country english library

{How lovely is the library? It looks so inviting. I can envision working, reading, relaxing, and even entertaining in this space.}

country english kitchen   {The kitchen was obviously gutted and completely remodeled in a very tasteful way that suits the owner’s modern needs but complements the original style of the house.}

Snip20140330_6{The dining room features a beautiful navy velvet, tufted dining banquette paired with an antique table and chairs. | Image via Zillow}

country english den

{I am not really sure what this room is. It could be a den, guest bedroom, or possibly a sitting room off of the master, though the ceiling beams are a different color. I love the easy mix of furniture and textiles—ticking stripes, zebra hide, a bold ethnic rug mixed with striking photography and an antique chest and rustic antler chandelier.}

country english master

{I adore the overall simplicity of this house. The palette is generally pared down and nothing feels fussy or overly “done”. The house is effortlessly elegant and comfortable. I adore the master bedroom. Check out the ceiling and that AMAZING view!}

country english bath

{The master bathroom, like the kitchen has been very tastefully remodeled. While I prefer to limit pedestal sinks to powder rooms because of their lack of storage (I like my fair share of beauty products!), they are a good fit aesthetically within this particular bathroom.}

country english

{The terrace has sweeping views over the whole of Los Angeles. Notice the cabana stripes, Greek key, and boxwoods—it’s as if they were trying to appeal directly to me! Ha ha! All I need now is $2.795 million dollars.}

country english pool     {A View of the Pool}

If any of you know more about this house, I’d love to hear the details! It’s so lovely—chic without an ounce of pretense. To see the house in its full glory, check out the fullscreen images on Sotheby’s website.


{Images via Sotheby’s unless otherwise noted.}


Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

What a charming terrace!

Lily L-M said...

What an unexpected mix of place and style! but it turns out really quite well! Thanks for sharing :)

xo Lily

Elizabeth said...

GAH! That is the home of Mike Clifford - an executive who decorated the place himself. IT was featured in Nov. 2005 Elle Décor and is a fave of mine! I believe he had another vacation home featured in elle décor but I can't remember when. Lizzie F

Elizabeth said...

GAH! That is Mike Clifford's home and one of my alltime faves from Elle Décor! (Nov 2005) LOVE this house - Lizzie F

Elizabeth said...

GAH! That is Mike Clifford's house featured in NOV 2005 Elle Décor. LOVE THIS HOUSE!!! LizzieF

Andrea said...

It's a beautiful and cosy house, but never in my life have I seen anything like it in the UK!

Paloma Contreras said...

@Andrea That is too funny! I suppose it's our Americanized version of English style, much like our own versions of Mexican or Chinese food.

Thanks for stopping by! XO

Maggie Adofo said...

Such a beautiful and scenic place to live <3

Maggie A

Katy Byrne said...

Oh my goodness, I love the library. That is climbing my dream home wish list.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Andrea. English country houses are cosy, electic, and a bit disheveled. This house screams L.A., and everything about the designer intent on 'English' just feels awkward. Good examples of English country houses are really easy to find, just google Nicky Haslam. It's a 'nice' house, and my intention for this comment is simply to, in a ''nice' way, help readers with an interest in English country houses see what they really are like.