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1930s Spanish Colonial beauty in Los Feliz seeks $3.7M

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Beamed ceilings, a magnesite staircase, a bougainvillea-draped dining patio, and a saltwater pool

The living room features beamed ceilings, built-in shelves, and an elegant fireplace.
Photos by Jo David/Charmaine David Photography, courtesy of Patricia Ruben/Sotheby’s

Located within shouting distance of Walt Disney’s former estate in Los Feliz, this lovely Spanish Colonial Revival was built in 1936 for Vernon Nussbaum, owner of a fruit-packing and distribution company. Perched above the street, the tile-roofed residence is a winning combination of vintage and modern elements.

Serving up old-school glamour is the impressive entry foyer with a sweeping magnesite staircase and hand-tooled wrought iron railings. An arched doorway leads to the handsome step-down living room with a wood beam ceiling, built-in bookshelves, a sizable picture window, French doors, and an elegant fireplace.

Also on the entry level is a formal dining room with hardwood floors, a stepped-tray ceiling, and sculpted archways, and the thoroughly modern kitchen, which has been outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and ceramic tile floors.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and three updated baths—the master bath is particularly luxurious—while outside you’ll find an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue, a pergola-shaded dining patio, a saltwater pool with spa, and an outdoor shower. The property also has an attached two-car garage with a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest suite above it.

On a .34-acre lot, 4101 Parva Avenue is listed with Patricia Ruben of Sotheby’s International Realty at an asking price of $3.7 million. A twilight open house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

The entry foyer was designed to impress with a theatrical magnesite and wrought-iron staircase.
The dining room features a stepped-tray ceiling, carved archways, and built-in shelving.
The kitchen has been outfitted with professional-grade appliances, custom cabinetry, and ceramic tile.
French windows in the master bedroom offer sweeping views to Downtown.
There are three bathrooms. The master bath features a marble-topped double sink, dual shower, and ceramic tile floors.
A bougainvillea-draped pergola provides a romantic setting for al fresco dining by the saltwater pool.
The 3,177-square-foot residence is well-integrated into its hillside lot.