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Two New Mega Hancock Park Real Estate Listings

Television producer Shonda Rhimes is selling her historic Hancock Park estate for $25 million. (Photo from the MLS)


In case you haven’t heard, television producer Shonda Rhimes is selling her historic Hancock Park home for $25 million. If it sells, the beautifully renovated Elmer Grey designed home would break current sales records for the neighborhood.

Here’s the scoop from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties broker Ed Solorzano’s listing — our favorite part is the close: “worthy of every superlative!”


“One of the most spectacular properties ever offered in Hancock Park. Supreme estate compound w/multiple structures including a grand residence on 3 levels. Flat, sprawling corner lot w/2 parcels totaling over 1 acre. Designed in 1923 by famed architect Elmer Grey, the home underwent a major renovation/addition supervised by architect/builder Bill Baldwin w/luxurious interiors completed by eminent White House designer Michael Smith. Published in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, the home features numerous custom details including hardwood, crown molding, designer lighting, Venetian plaster, French doors, blown glass skylights & 8 fireplaces, all creating a stunning backdrop for large scale entertaining & comfortable living. Foyer w/marble & chandelier. Living room w/tray ceiling. Formal dining. Eat-in chefs kitchen w/state of the art appliances. Butlers pantry & bonus catering kitchen. Family room. Library. Remarkable 2-story salon w/wrought iron & music mezzanine. 6 ensuite bedrooms up. Primary w/sitting, opal white stone bath & walk-in dressing. Lower level w/theater, snack bar, playroom & storage. Guest house w/bath & hair salon. Huge motor court & 3-car garage. Enormous backyard w/patio, 2 grassy yards, pool, cabana, paddle tennis, herb & hedged secret garden. Walled & gated for privacy. Truly no expense spared. Many more details. Worthy of every superlative!”


Thanks to the magic of video you can click here to take a virtual tour.  Kudos to Rhimes and her team for restring and preserving this historic neighborhood treasure.


145 South Rossmore Avenue is for sale for $14,850,000 (photo from MLS)


If $25M is a bit steep for you, though, there’s another spectacular listing at 145 North Rossmore Avenue for just under $15 million — $14, 850 to be exact. The home has been renovated over the years by owner/interior designer Brian Little and his lifelong partner, Timothy Enright, according to the listing posted by Compass real estate broker Boni Bryant.

Actually, there are several high value listings in the neighborhood. If you’re looking in the same range, there’s 619 South June Street for sale $14,895,000. or 5220 West 2nd Street for sale at $14,250,000.  We’ll keep track and see what sells.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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