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Ricky Strauss Lists English Tudor in Hancock Park (EXCLUSIVE)

Long trusted and always impeccably informed property snitches Lucy Spillerguts and Yolanda Yakketyyak both pegged influential veteran entertainment industry executive Ricky Strauss as the seller of a conscientiously restored and thoroughly up-to-date 1927 English Tudor in L.A.’s historically hoity-toity Hancock Park ’hood with an asking price of $6.75 million. The former president of Participant Media and current president of marketing for the Walt Disney Studios purchased the decidedly dignified, half-timbered red-brick residence via trust in mid-2013 for exactly $3.9 million.

The five bedroom and 4.5 bathroom main residence, just under 6,200 square feet, retains scads of original architectural features, such as arched doorways fitted with pocket doors, tracery-accented ceilings, carved fireplace mantelpieces, and a vintage powder room lined in lavender tiles. Plushly comfortable and art-filled public entertainment spaces open off a grandly proportioned entrance hall, and include a baronial step-down living room with fireplace, paneled formal dining room and library with corner fireplace. Extensive service areas encompass a well-stocked kitchen with gutsy green-and-black checkerboard flooring that extends into an oversized laundry room and butler’s pantry, while a finished subterranean level incorporates an enormous family/game room with fireplace and integrated media equipment. The upper floor master bedroom, which opens to a private terrace and incorporates marble bathroom and spacious, custom-fitted dressing room, is joined by three additional guest bedrooms, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom for guests or staff is tucked away on the main floor. An arched loggia overlooks landscaped grounds that offer a classic, kidney-shaped pool and raised bed-planting gardens and, at the tail end of the gated driveway that runs along the side of the property, a four-car garage topped by a small gym and self-contained one-bedroom and one-bathroom apartment.

listing photos: Coldwell Banker

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