Hancock Park, California$8,500,000
The Historic “Giannini” Estate Compound in Gated Fremont Place
A masterpiece of 1920’s Italian Renaissance architecture located in the exclusive guard-gated community of Fremont Place. The historic estate of A.P. Giannini (founder of Bank of America) has been reunited and restored to its original grandeur. This extraordinary compound offers a huge double lot size with 2 architecturally significant homes, each with separate APN’s.
The main residence opens to a grand entry foyer and includes an opulent living salon, formal dining room, conservatory parlor, family room, gourmet kitchen and wine cellar. The upper floor includes 4 large en-suite bedrooms including owner’s suite, plus a lounge area and library, while the lower floor includes a maids quarters/office, bath and laundry room. There is also a separate studio guest apartment located over the garages. The second residence is also a statement to legendary architecture. It includes the great entertainment hall, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms and oversized dual basements.
The estate is rich in historic details that include original batchelder tile floors, hand stenciled wood beams, magnificent ceiling heights, and extraordinary trompe l’oeil painting, as well as rare original hardware, custom doors, and lighting fixtures. The expansive property encompasses almost an acre of lush landscaping that includes a spectacular cobalt blue-tiled pool, formal lawns and rose gardens, beautiful fountains, heated spa, outdoor patios and pergola. A truly rare opportunity for the architectural connoisseur.
Offered at $8.5 Million (USD)
Fremont Place is a privately owned park adjacent to Hancock Park. Like nearby Windsor Square, the community is a park-like enclave of grand historic mansions. With a total of only 73 homes and the only private guard gated community, it is often considered to be the area’s most private and exclusive neighborhood. Fremont Place represents some of LA’s finest examples of historic architecture, including Beaus-Arts, Italian Renaissance, Spanish Revival, English Tudor & Monterey Colonial. Noteworthy architects include Myron Hunt, Paul Williams, Elmer Gray, and John C. Hunt, famous for designing Los Angeles City Hall and the Griffith Park Observatory.
Fremont Place has been home to a who’s who of Los Angeles’s most prominent individuals. A few of its celebrity residents have included Mary Pickford, James Francis Cardinal McIntyre, Mohammed Ali, Mary Miles Minter, Karen Black, Courtney Vance and Angela Bassett, and Lew Rawls. The area also has been home to LA’s most prominent business individuals, including oil man Martin Henry Mosier, hotelier Helen Mathewson, razor manufacturer King C. Gillette, entertainment legend Louis B Mayer, and the founder of Bank of America, A.P.Giannini. The Giannini property is one of the largest and most exclusive estates in Fremont Place, with a spectacular Italian Renaissance manor house and a grand entertainment villa. The expansive compound was divided in the 1950’s but has recently been reunited to its original grandeur.
This exclusive gated community is a tranquil oasis of wide curving streets, beautiful mansions and expansive gardens. And, just as it was over 90 years ago, Fremont Place continues to be home to celebrities, government officials, civic leaders, business individuals, entrepreneurs, and regular folks too.
Offered at $8,500,000 USD
Property Status: Sold
Hancock Park, California
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