The best properties in the world are like priceless couture: timeless. And great architecture is transportive. This principle is plainly evident at 145 N. Rossmore, a grand Mediterranean compound in Hancock Park owned by one of the most prolific design couples in the area—interior designer Brian Little and lifelong partner, Timothy Enright.
The once-in-a-lifetime legacy estate is filled with stunning, one-of-a-kind details resulting from a life of design and taste. The foyer showcases a hand-applied mural which took the artist six months to complete. Almost every piece in the house is custom made for the room or antique. The alabaster lighting fixture in the study is from the Plaza Hotel in NYC. As his personal residence, Little transformed the home, adding an additional wing and a desirable guest cottage.
The graveled courtyard and manicured topiaries complement the Mediterranean facade, reminiscent of summer in Provence or Umbria. But the residence is purely LA. With nearly 200 feet of frontage along the Wilshire Country Club Golf Course, this estate affords the most dramatic fairway views found in all the region.
Upstairs, four sumptuous bedroom suites are designed for privacy and relaxation, including two master wings with arched privacy balconies, and a tower office with a rooftop deck.
Symmetry and proportion rule the grounds – each element and sightline has been accounted for with precise design; the sparkling pool perfectly framed by palms and flanked by sunny lounge areas.
The gate house—a stunning, fully equipped one bedroom apartment with a private yard and plunge pool—provides ideal accommodations for guests.
Adjacent to the kitchen, an over 400 square foot, heated outdoor living room features an expansive dining area.
The fully gated and secured private compound at 145 North Rossmore in Hancock Park is listed at $14,850,000 by Bryant/Reichling.