A Reimagined English Tudor With Moody Marble Finishes Seeks $4.6M in L.A.

Recently updated by designer Jordan Bakva, the 1930s Los Feliz home features arched openings, antique fixtures, and hand-painted limewash walls.
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Property Details:  

Location: 5531 Red Oak Drive, Los Angeles, California

Price: $4,599,000

Footprint: 3,960 square feet (four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths)

Lot size: 7,281 square feet

From the agent: "Hidden behind mature hedges amongst century-old oak trees in the coveted Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood lies this magical 1930s English Tudor. Redesigned by renowned designer Jordan Bakva, this home blends existing period details and original interior elements with a highly curated array of finishes, offering an elevated, high-style experience in a livable, one-of-a-kind property."

Developer and designer Jordan Bakva renovated this 3,960-square-foot English Tudor–style residence in the Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.

"Its palette, bold and rich, includes Calacatta Viola marble, European oak chevron floors, custom hand-finished limewash walls," says the listing agent.

Unlacquered brass fixtures complement the French La Cornue range on one side of the kitchen. "Natural light pours through custom steel kitchen doors which open to a newly constructed pool and relaxing garden oasis," says the listing agent.

In addition to Calacatta Viola, Bakva incorporated rich marbles such as Verde Alpi and Nero Marquina throughout the home. The far end of the kitchen includes a bar nook with a wine fridge.

Bakva bought the home in 2020 from its previous owner, an antique dealer—"many of whose antique sculptures and pottery still remain incorporated through the site," says the designer.

"An original wood-paneled library can double as a quiet workspace or serve as an alternate den," says the listing agent.

When updating the interiors of the 1930s home, Bakva focused on "honoring the traditional European Tudor elements while marrying them to an old Hollywood spirit," he says.

House of Hackney wallpaper adorns the walls in the primary bath and powder rooms.

The arched openings were a "central element" of the aesthetic, says Bakva. "Many of them were not original but done to create a greater sense of consistency and form."

The arch motif continues to a small window nook in the hallway upstairs.

The primary suite includes an en suite bath, a small office/writing room, and a private sun deck. 

The primary bath—with sumptuous marble surfaces and dark wooden floors—includes a large, walk-in shower and freestanding tub.

A reeded glass door opens to the toilet room, where Zeus Eau De Nil wallpaper from House of Hackney lines the ceiling and walls.

Bakva incorporated contemporary and vintage lighting fixtures throughout the communal and private living spaces.

Checkerboard and diamond patterns appear in the tiled floors in some of the bathrooms and the front hallway.

"A delicate path through lush landscaping leads to the generous guesthouse," says the listing agent.

"The guesthouse has a completely different and almost unexpected feel with its concrete floors and wood-beamed ceiling, providing more of a loft vibe or that of an artist’s studio," says Bakva. 

The guesthouse includes a bedroom, full kitchen, and bathroom.

Checkerboard tiles, marble surfaces, and brass fixtures reappear in the guesthouse bath.

"Beyond the interiors sits a romantic dining patio complete with an outdoor fireplace reminiscent of a Tuscan bistro," says the listing agent.

"Surrounded by greenery all while being steps away from local coffee shops, dining, trails and Griffith Park, this home is the ideal sophisticated city hideaway," says the listing agent.

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