Here’s your chance to own a one-of-a-kind home in the gated community of Laughlin Park. This 4,412 square foot residence was built in the 1930s, and was designed by Arthur Kelly, the famed architect behind the Wilshire Country Club, Harvard-Westlake School, and the Playboy Mansion.
It is known as the Sparks-McLaren Residence, as it was constructed for mining investor Alexander McLaren and his wife, as well as his wife’s sister, Edith Sparks. Many of the home’s original features remain, seamlessly woven with today’s modern conveniences – including granite kitchen counters and new top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances.
Its three levels boast four bedroom suites (and a total of five bedrooms in all), along with five baths, and a separate guest quarters. There is also a den / sunroom, and a finished basement.
Here you will find a number of interior and exterior amenities, including French doors, Palladian windows, and high beamed ceilings. The private, gated residence also includes a three-car garage, and a large outdoor in-ground swimming pool.
Located at 5160 Linwood Drive, on a cul-de-sac at the highest point in the neighborhood, this property is listed for sale – for the first time in nearly five decades – at $7 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.