A Hancock Park haunt with Getty ties

Whereas many flashy L.A. homes attract athletes and celebrities, this charming 1920s Spanish Revival-style home was once picked up by a pair of Getty Center architectural historians, Carol and Thomas Reese. It’s undergone a museum-worthy remodel in the years since, pairing original details such as arched doorways and coved ceilings with modern amenities including soundproof windows and a Nest system.



a tree in front of a building: Built in 1929, the charming Spanish Revival-style home was once owned by a pair of Getty Center architectural historians. Living spaces filled with period charm open to a landscaped backyard with fountains and a spa. (Daniel Dahler)


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Built in 1929, the charming Spanish Revival-style home was once owned by a pair of Getty Center architectural historians. Living spaces filled with period charm open to a landscaped backyard with fountains and a spa. (Daniel Dahler)

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Location: 339 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 90036

Asking price: $2.299 million

Year built: 1929

Living area: 3,300 square feet, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 8,100 square feet

Features: Courtyard entry; sweeping staircase; hardwood floors; updated kitchen; beamed rotunda ceiling; second-story deck; breakfast nook with built-ins; private backyard; romantic fountains; spa; detached studio

About the area: In the 90036 ZIP Code, based on 12 sales, the median price for single-family homes in August was $1.673 million, down 7.1% year over year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Joseph Cilic, Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 255-5498, and Bruno Abisror, Sotheby’s International Realty, (310) 255-5492

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