A Luminous Spanish-Style Charmer Seeks $2.1M in Los Angeles

A Luminous Spanish-Style Charmer Seeks $2.1M in Los Angeles

By Kathryn M.
The revamped 1920s abode features a retreat-like backyard, complete with a pool and detached studio.

Another delightful dwelling is now up for grabs in Los Angeles—this time in the heart of Hollywood. Tucked away on a tree-lined street, the Spanish-style residence is located just a short walk from some of the top filming studios, as well as the coveted areas of Melrose Hill and Hancock Park. 

The home’s black-trimmed windows and Spanish-style tiled roof pop against a white exterior. Cacti and other drought-resistant plants are scattered across the landscaped lot.

Originally built in 1924, the dwelling was purchased in 2015 by its current owners—Nicolas Bru, a celebrity fashion stylist, and Michael O'Brien, a landscape artist. Since then, the couple have meticulously redesigned the property, both inside and out. As part of the overhaul, the interior layout was reconfigured to cater to easy entertaining, with the kitchen, living, and dining areas flowing from one to the next. 

Similar to the exterior, the interior walls are cloaked with a crisp shade of white, complementing the original black-framed windows and dark hardwood floors. Custom artwork by Ned Vena hangs above a plush, colorful sofa. The two coffee tables are from Twentieth. 

Throughout the home, sleek, modern amenities mingle with original details, such as the arched windows framing the main living area. Soaring ceilings enhance the overall sense of space, while the crisp white walls serve as a blank canvas for vibrant artwork and colorful furnishings. 

High ceilings continue into the kitchen—a space anchored by a central island. White subway tiles climb the walls, while open shelving displays warm-toned dishware. The modern brass pendants are by Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen. The majority of the hardware in this space is from Rejuvenation. 

"The house brings in incredible sunlight and offers access to multiple peaceful outdoor areas, creating a private oasis during a time when space is particularly coveted," says the listing firm. 

Black-framed doors in the kitchen create an instant indoor/outdoor connection by opening up to the serene backyard—a space that features several gathering areas, a spa-like pool, and a detached garage that was recently converted into a studio.

A wide, arched doorway connects the kitchen with the dining area, where a long, wooden table by Paul McCobb rests. A yellow-and-orange painting by Matt Conors hangs to the left of the entrance, while a piece by Michael Rey hangs to the right.

In total, the home offers three bedrooms and two baths. The generously sized primary suite also opens to the backyard. Outside, the nearly 6,000-square-foot lot is manicured with drought-resistant landscaping that pairs with the home’s Spanish-style exterior. Keep scrolling to see more of the residence, currently seeking $2,075,000. 

One of the three bedrooms is currently being used as a home office. The bright and spacious area can also easily be transformed into a yoga studio or home gym, depending on one’s needs.

A look at the calm and airy primary suite, which includes a connected bath and direct outdoor access. The light pendant is from Garde.

The two bathrooms were completely remodeled, and now feature a sleek aesthetic with all new fixtures, lighting, and tile work. Here is a peek at the principal bath, which comes with a Waterworks shower and faucet.

The spa-like pool in the backyard can be accessed from the primary suite.

608 N. Mansfield in Los Angeles, California is currently listed for $2,075,000 by Jenna Cooper of Compass.

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