The Los Feliz Garden House is a lovely, very private three bedroom oasis in the very heart of one of Los Angeles' best neighborhoods.
Walk through the wood and bronze old gate and down a little alley and you will feel like you have entered a secret garden oasis right in the heart of Los Feliz Village. The house is said to be one of the oldest in Los Feliz, and was hand hewn by a family of pumpkin farmers back when there was little to see for miles but fields and paths. Have total privacy, a lovely garden with shaded sitting and dining areas, a stunning old house and modern sleeping barn - and yet an easy walk almost anything you could want in one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city.
The house is stunning, and original. The rooms are not large, but all look out to the gardens and are filled with light and a graceful style. The original floors in the living and dining rooms are stained white and have very comfortable furniture. The kitchen is small, but with plenty of room to work the European appliances and grab the old china and interesting glassware. There is an office/den loft upstairs with an antique spindle full bed. The two bedrooms are 10 steps away via a stenciled white deck in the Sleeping Barn. The master has a comfortable king bed with high ceilings, reclaimed large plank wood floors, and ample closets. It looks right out to the private yard and garden. The child's room with a twin bed is right next door, with a laundry closet and powder room between them.
While the house itself is lovely, the garden and yard truly makes it special. The fences are all 8 feet tall, for full privacy, and covered by jasmine, bamboo and bougainvillea. There are terrific grapefruit, orange, tangerine, persimmon and loquat trees, whose fruit you are welcome to, as well as a Concord grape arbor. There is a delightful dining area under the old oak tree, and an outdoor living area on a flagstone deck. Add to that the small yard, patio deck with hammock and breakfast table, outdoor bath and child's playhouse, and you can have the fully indoor/outdoor California existence.
In short, the place is a bit of private paradise, right in the middle of a vibrant, creative part of the city. Welcome Home....
If you need more space, this property can be rented in conjunction with the Stunning Los Feliz Village Bungalow or Lovely Los Feliz Village Bungalow right next door.
While the property is gorgeous, it does require a little bit of special care. I have an 8 year old, so it has seen its share of nicks, but please do be very careful of all the white surfaces and custom furniture. And please return the china and toys and books where you found them. The house is hard to find from the street - in the best way. The driveway is yours to use, as are all the fruit trees and vegetable beds. The house is over 100 years old, and not well insulated, so it can feel a bit cold in the winter and warm in the summer. Please do not operate the Danish wood stove without explicit instructions from the Host - while having no drywall or plaster on any surface throughout the house is lovely, it does make it a bit of a tinderbox. Try to be quiet using the gardens after 10pm. And be especially quiet on the walkway back to the house, coming in at night or with children in the morning - our neighbors have bedrooms right there. But most of all... enjoy, and make yourself at home!
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I am a delighted father, an avid traveler, and a happy host. We can't wait to meet you, and know you will enjoy our little bit of LA heaven.