8650 Franklin Ave, Hollywood Hills

4 Beds      4 Baths      3741 SF      $2,099,000    SOLD

At a quick glance from the curb, the appearance of this unassuming home may lead you to believe that it is just another house in the hills. Think again. Open the front door and you are transported into a home with transfixing views, large rooms and a stunning back yard. You are welcomed in by a cathedral beamed ceiling with multiple skylights, illuminating the living room and accenting the beautiful stone fireplace. Rich dark chocolate floors lead to a wall of windows which displays full city views like fine paintings strategically hung on the wall. The dining room is also angled in a manner which allows your guests to gaze at the downtown skyline. Directly off of the dining area is the beautifully appointed Kitchen. Neutral ceasarstone counters appeal to all, complimented by maple colored cabinetry. Top of the line stainless steel appliances are properly implemented throughout, and a convenient center island allows for plenty of space for preparing a meal. Located upstairs is one guest room. Private and separated from the rest of the home, it features a large steam room and a quaint bathroom with gorgeous original tile work. Downstairs accommodates two other guest rooms and the spacious master suite. The suite features lovely hardwood floors accented by a beautiful stone fireplace. As you lay in bed, the city lights twinkle as you quietly fall into a slumber. In the morning , open the French doors and float onto the romantic balcony and behold the entire city in front of you. After a quick breath of fresh air, head to the bathroom with beautiful dual sinks, bathtub and a sexy floor to ceiling glass shower with city views. Off the Master suite is a 2-story Library and Family Room featuring floor to ceiling windows filling every corner with magnificent light. Built in cabinetry and an over-head loggia add unique and special charm. The piece de resistance is the truly spectacular backyard area. A large wooden deck allows for entertaining the masses as they gaze out on the perfectly centered downtown Los Angeles skyline. A dramatic view not seen in many homes twice the price in the Hollywood Hills. A cozy and warm wooden cabana area features a beautiful stone fireplace, stunning light fixtures, a built-in gas heat lamp, and plenty of room for furniture. Directly next to the cabana is the bubbling spa and swimmer’s pool that both utilize the views as you frolic in the water. Pop over to the outdoor shower, or relax by the fire and kick your feet up. The choice is yours. Rarely does a home with so many unique and special qualities appear in such a popular neighborhood, located directly above the world famous Sunset Strip. Not too far up the hill, but high enough to allow for peace and quiet while showcasing the most stunning city views a homeowner could ever hope to ascertain. VIEW THE LISTING IN THE DIGITAL EDITION OF “LA ESTATES MAGAZINE” – [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fdark%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110226232827-9a07290d9330420886094ddf3e66a506 docname=8650franklin username=brunla loadinginfotext=8650%20Franklin%20Ave. showhtmllink=true tag=real%20estate width=600 height=225 unit=px]