Home of the Week: Gracious estate in prime Hancock Park

Classically elegant and exquisitely cared for, DeGarmo House is a gem amid one of LA’s most lavish enclaves.
Inspired by an Italian villa, the estate was designed in 1926 by architectural designer George Barber. A curved drive sweeps guests to the arched front entry, topped by a Juliet balcony. In the grand entry hall, a filigree-railed staircase curves gracefully to the second level gallery. Nearby, a broad arched doorway invites visitors through to the large, sunny living room with its intricately carved stone fireplace. Nearby are a beamed-ceiling family room with bar, a charming library with generous built-ins, and an elegant dining room aglow with French doors and tall windows.
The up-to-date country kitchen features a cozy breakfast area and an eat-in island. A bay window highlights the garden view. A service room and a maid’s room with bath complete this level. 
Upstairs is a master suite with fireplace, study and dressing rooms, along with four more bedrooms and two baths. The estate is surrounded by lushly planted grounds that showcase private gardens, verdant lawns and a paddle tennis court, as well as a garage and motor court. This serene, private world is moments from Larchmont Village and a short drive from Beverly Hills.
Set on a prime parcel at 508 South Rimpau Boulevard, the residence is listed at $4,995,000 by Bret Parsons.
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