VILLA ROSELYN – Romance of Yesteryear…
Villa Roselyn, so appropriately named for this very special 1927 Spanish Revival home with all of its intricate original detailing, is nestled on the Silver Lake hills and boasts a perfectly peaceful setting and unimaginable privacy. An opulent garden (both front and rear) is filled with over 45 different types of roses, featuring rare heirloom and teas, as well as numerous other flowers, ferns, and tropical plants. They lovingly line the stone steps that lead to a very ornate wrought-iron gate. More lushly green-filled areas, reminiscent of a European landscape, are filled with the wonderful scent from all the flowers and the trickling sound of a stone waterfall. All emanate a peaceful calm as you enter the solid wooden original door to the house. The garden alone is probably one of the "showplaces" of Silver Lake and has enjoyed many "green thumbs" over the years.
The original owner, Mr. E. G. Studley, was the chief architect/engineer for the water/sewer system of Los Angeles. The builder, Frederick Wing of Glendale, did his job to perfection. Beautiful hardwood pegged floors, original wall sconces, a step-down vaulted living room with a stunning arched picture window to the rear garden and terrace create the 1920s ambiance to perfection in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. The fireplace features artfully done "Mayan" tiles that surround the mantle and was created by "Claycraft," a prestigious Los Angeles pottery maker of the 1920s and adds priceless architectural value to this historic home. Almost all of the light fixtures as you meander through the dining room, hallway, bedrooms and kitchen are either original or have been handpicked and are period pieces from the 1920s-1940s. All the hardware and ancillary details in the house are similarly period and restored to perfection. The doors and many French windows are all original and in great working condition — a sign of the care and love that has been given to this wonderfully idyllic haven.
The living room, breakfast area and kitchen have a vast array of spectacular views of the lovely covered rear terrace, green grassy yard and the "oh so enchanting" back patio with its Blue River Rock fireplace and overhanging greenery. If you truly appreciate art and architecture at its finest and the total romance of yesteryear, this impeccable "Villa Roselyn" is the home for you.
• Built 1927
• 4796 sq ft lot
• 1600 sq ft home
• 2 car garage w/opener
• Central air and heat
• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Offered at $1,068,000