Historic, stately, and affluent, Hancock Park is built around the grounds of the Wilshire Country Club, and bordered by Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, both sides of Highland and Rossmore Avenues. The low density and highly educated neighborhood was developed in the 1920s and features architecturally distinctive homes from Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, and Lloyd Wright. The 1,200 homes in Hancock Park—many of which are set back 50 feet from the street—are occupied by families, celebrities, Orthodox Jews, and numerous consuls generals (Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge famously stayed here during their 2011 visit). There are six schools operating within Hancock Park, including the private and prestigious Marlborough School. Enjoy a tasting menu at the two-star Michelin restaurant Providence, hit Larchmont Village’s Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings, and get lost in the shelves at Chevalier’s Books.
A rare two-on-a-lot legal duplex at the corner of an R1-zoned block. Two lovely Spanish Revival homes just north of Hancock Park in highly desirable SoHo. One home faces Waring, and the other faces McCadden. The entrances to each are completely separate, with a 2-car garage on the Waring side. Each home offers two bedrooms,... Keep reading →
By Mike Powell WHAT: A contemporary with two bedrooms and two bathrooms HOW MUCH: $1,200,000 SIZE: 1,815 square feet PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $661 SETTING: This single-story contemporary is at the intersection of Hancock Park, a pocket of old-money elegance developed in the 1920s, and Miracle Mile, a district of high-rises and commercial buildings that... Keep reading →