3871 Franklin Ave – Home for Sale in Los Feliz

Spectacular 1920’s Spanish sited on two separate lots at the top of the Franklin Hills with views of the Observatory and the LA basin beyond. Hidden from the street, follow a pathway lined through a native garden under the canopy of mature trees to the original front entry of this elegant home. The main living room features vaulted ceilings with stenciled wood beams, a large picture window capturing the views through two mature bottle brush trees, original hardwood floors, stained glass clerestory windows and a statement fireplace. A true entertaining home, the neighboring dining room continues the theme with wood beams and vintage built-ins, and sits adjacent to the kitchen with floor to ceiling cabinetry, butcher block counter, vintage lighting and professional grade range/oven. A laundry room with craft sink leads to the first floor bedroom with casement windows, ensuite bath and french doors opening to the front porch. At the top of the stairs you’ll find a reading nook with window seat and a private view beyond the trees. The primary bedroom is voluminous with three closets, a seating area with desk and ample shelving for your book collection. The adjoining bath is vintage in all the right ways with original cupboards and built-in full length mirror. A large second bedroom with dual closets opens to an enclosed sun porch, perfect for an office or playroom. Outside a large patio set under the shade of a magnificent Italian Stone Pine leads to numerous garden pathways and places to linger. The lots are dotted with various fruit trees, including avocado, fig, orange, grapefruit and persimmon, and a water conserving irrigation system services the California native and mediterranean plants that make up this natural landscape. A chicken coop with four mature hens and a street level 2-car garage with storage complete this remarkable property. Only the second time this home has been on the market, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed!


3 beds + 2 baths | 2,136 sq ft


Sold for $3,155,000, $666K Over Asking Price


Listed by Alyssa Valentine (DRE 01517618) and Kurt Wisner (DRE 01431217)