L.A. Restaurateur Is Promoting His House and Tequila Room for $7.6M

With manicured grounds poised for entertaining, an English Nation-style manse within the Los Angeles group of Hancock Park, seeks an adoring new proprietor.

Alexis Valentin Ramos, of Sotheby’s Global Realty, and Rochelle Maize, of Nourmand & Mates, are co-listing the house for $7,695,000.

The house owner is David Cooley, proprietor of The Abbey Meals & Bar in West Hollywood, a landmark LBGTQ+ established order.

The valuables sits on a .43-acre lot. Cooley purchased the house 21 years in the past for $1,925,000.

Tequila turret

After buying the valuables, he launched into a significant recovery.

The rework integrated the addition of a tequila-tasting room, tucked right into a turret of the indifferent guesthouse and opening to the outside. After all, the following proprietor would no longer be obligated to stay the gap as such.

The sublime property used to be inbuilt 1923 for silent-screen actress Katherine MacDonald. Later, TV big name Vivian Vance lived within the position within the Fifties whilst filming the sitcom, “I Love Lucy.”

The 5,575-square-foot format comprises 4 bedrooms and 7 baths, together with 3 en suite bedrooms in the foremost dwelling and a bed room and bathtub within the guesthouse.

One bed room includes a customized walk-in closet. The main suite is anchored by means of such luxurious facilities as a clawfoot bath, twin vanities, a glass-walled bathe, and vaulted beams.

Enhancements had been made to the main-house kitchen, which is now stocked with high-end home equipment, an island with a 2nd sink, and wine refrigerator. The gap opens to the yard, the place an out of doors kitchen with a integrated fish fry makes al fresco entertaining a breeze.

The house features a speakeasy-style living room and screening room close to the tequila-tasting room, the place Cooley hosted an Academy Awards viewing celebration every yr.



Tequila-tasting room






One of the most bedrooms


One of the most baths


Customized walk-in closet




Out of doors kitchen


Landscaped grounds

“When (Cooley) purchased the valuables, it used to be very heavy, darkish, outdated English,” Valentin Ramos says. “He saved a few of it—the stained-glass home windows, archways—to verify the authenticity stayed with the home.”

White marble within the baths lightens up the house much more, along side new lighting fixtures all through “to create extra of a Hollywood Regency really feel,” Valentin Ramos says.

Cooley labored with fashion designer Chad Christopher Waterhouse to comprehend the valuables’s complete doable with new landscaping.

Waterhouse “reworked the grounds into whimsical English gardens,” Valentin Ramos says. “The grounds are made for entertaining.”

An outside saltwater pool used to be just lately added, too.

Within the Hancock Park Ancient Preservation Overlay Zone, “you need to abide by means of numerous laws,” Valentin Ramos says of the world. “The outside of the home can’t be touched. The interior of the home is as much as the landlord.”

And the chance to reside in a local with such spectacular estates is unequalled.

Every other rarity is the valuables’s dimension in one of these densely populated house.

“It’s onerous to search out large loads like this in Los Angeles,” Valentin Ramos says. “In Hancock Park, you get numerous bang in your greenback. It’s centrally positioned between Beverly Hills and downtown L.A.”

So will transfer in subsequent? A celeb with a penchant for web hosting? A lover of historical properties? Or possibly each?

“It’s for an individual that likes to entertain,” Valentin Ramos says. “It is advisable to [also] flip it right into a circle of relatives dwelling.”

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