5771 Valley Oak Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
“Artemesia” is arguably the best Craftsman house ever constructed. The home has a rich history, and Artemesia is the largest Craftsman residence in the U.S. Constructed in 1913 as the family home of the largest builder west of Chicago. When the home was constructed, no expense was spared. The home has been undergoing restorations for the past 25 years, and it is now complete just in time for the house’s 100th anniversary.
The interior of the home has been beautifully restored with incredible detail work. The Unique English Arts and Crafts interior stays true to the original style of the home while still making modern allowances.
Some of the home’s more unique details include a huge 2,000 square foot ballroom (according the the listing information) and a built-in concert pipe organ. The pipe organ is the second largest residential pipe organ ever built!
The home also offers incredible molding work and 6 massive Batchelder fireplaces.
The home includes over 13,000 square feet of living space plus a guest house! The home offers a look and style that’s grounded and livable with an attention to history, preservation and a whole lot of luxury. The home has been nominated for an award by the California Preservation Foundation for 2012. The awards to the winners will be given out by the Foundation in Fall, 2012 in LA. The home is also eligible for the National Registry of Historic Places.
The home is situated on nearly 2 acres of wooded grounds with waterfalls and ponds. The entire double-gated property has been lovingly preserved, restored and updated. Some of the modern features that have been incorporated into the home are: modern HVAC, upgraded electrical systems, security detection, computer networking and video, dual fiberoptic cables and a remodeled kitchen.
The grounds have been immaculately landscaped and make every angle of this incredible property simply breathtaking.
This secret celebrity enclave is in the perfect location. You’ll feel worlds away while being right at the heart of it all!
For an opportunity to see this incredible property, send me an email to set up an appointment! You can also send me a text or give me a call at 323-333-6222. I would love to show you this stunning piece of Los Angeles history!
Listing provided by Lee Ziff, Keller Williams – Beverly Hills and Drew Fenton, Hilton & Hyland