La Brea
While it may not have cows and goats roaming out in the pasture, this updated La Brea Terrace farmhouse does offer the opportunity to sit on the front porch and enjoy the view. This historic abode, built in 1908, provides old world charm, yet has been updated throughout, in order to offer the ideal mix of historical beauty with today’s modern conveniences.

Well secluded in the Runyon Canyon foothills, this nearly 4,300 square foot gem offers four bedrooms and four full baths. The interior is accented with both hardwood and tile flooring, along with high-end finishes. The chef’s kitchen offers butcher block counters, black and white checkerboard floor tiles, and an array of shelving and storage throughout.

Plenty of light enters in via the multitude of newer windows, which, when combined with the home’s light wall colors, enhances every room. While offering ample living space, the home’s several fireplaces can turn any of its rooms into a cozy spot for reading or relaxation.

French doors throughout the main level open out to a 1/2-acre plus yard that features a pool, as well as a quaint guest house, surrounded by beautiful fruit trees, that includes a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bath.

Current and former neighbors include the likes of Diane Keaton, Charles Laughton, and Helen Mirren. And, with only about a dozen properties that are located on this Hollywood Hills gated street, this is truly a rare find – and one that won’t likely present itself again at any time soon. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers. The home is currently listed at $5 million.

image credits: Barry Dane