SELLER: Morgan Wandell
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 4,883 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Veteran entertainment industry exec Morgan Wandell, formerly a bigwig at ABC Studios and now heading drama development for up-and-coming Amazon Studios, has sold a 1920s Mediterranean on a quiet cul-de-sac just above L.A.’s Los Feliz Boulevard for $3,192,500 — a figure otherwise notable to avid real estate market watchers as being nearly $200,000 more than the asking price.
The renovated and restored 4,888-square-foot residence, designed by quirky architect A.F. Leicht, retains oodles of original features, such as rounded rooms and curvaceous Art Nouveau-esque windows, along with a bevy of newfangled creature comforts: There’s a turntable in the floor of the garage that conveniently turns a parked car around at the touch of a button.
High and sinuously coved ceilings in the formal living room complement a massive mosaic-tiled fireplace, while a fully equipped vintage bar off the dining room seamlessly facilitates both pre- and post-dinner cocktails. An irregularly shaped center-island kitchen has all the usual high-grade stainless steel appliances usually found in L.A.’s $3 million houses, plus an idiosyncratic semicircular breakfast bay with built-in banquette seating.
Four en suite bedrooms include an unusually ample bi-level master suite comprised of bedroom, separate sitting room with fireplace, and an attached bathroom, where an oval jetted tub sits directly under an identically scaled oval skylight. The terraced grounds have numerous flagstone terraces for dining and lounging — one with a stout, outdoor fireplace — as well as a swimming pool and spa with elevated sunbathing patio.
listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty