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This 1924 Mediterranean home’s hillside location… seclusion & views…
March 12, 2021 in Latest News

The Wall Street Journal

This 1924 Mediterranean-style home's hillside location offers a feeling of seclusion and views of the city. It is on the market for $2.995 million.

The couple has decided to sell because they are exploring other opportunities. They'll miss the view and their weekend hikes to the Observatory, but they are grateful for their time in the home "I could not think of a better place to spend Covid", says Mr. Pelletier.

For their wedding anniversary during Covid, the couple set up the balcony with a projector to watch "Rebel Without a Cause", which has two famous scenes set at the Griffith Observatory.

Their daughter taught the couple how to scuba dive in the property's pool. There's also a spa which offers a "wonderful view of the Observatory at night", says Mr. Pelletier.

The couple has invested $100,000 in upgrades to the property, which include installing a new heating and cooling system, refurbishing the chimney, renovating the master bathroom, and upgrading the pool systems with a heater.

The home measures 3,438 square feet, and has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one half bathroom. It is listed for $2.995 million with Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

A view of Mr. Pelletier's home office setup. Mrs. Lariviere's studio is on the first floor, which allows for separation between work and living spaces. "For someone who has to work from home, this is as good as it gets", says Mr. Pelletier.

The large master bedroom has doubled as Mr. Pelletier's remote work office for telemedicine visits during the pandemic. "It's so quiet", he says, adding that it also has a "beautiful view of the city".

The home is designed for indoor-outdoor living, with nearly two dozen doors that connect the interiors to the outdoor spaces, which is where the couple, both 57, spend much of their time when they are not working.

The home has multiple terraces, including one off of the kitchen that has a barbeque. "We start our day with coffee on the patio, looking at the Observatory", says Mrs. Lariviere.

The kitchen is Mrs. Lariviere's favorite room. "At night, we have the most beautiful sunsets when we're cooking dinner", she says. When the couple's three children visit with their significant others, everyone is "always in the kitchen", says Mr. Pelletier. "We'll have eight people around the island cooking".

He found the perfect property nestled into a hillside in the Los Feliz neighborhood. A Mediterranean-style home built in 1924, with lots of natural light and a studio space for Mrs. Lariviere, an art therapist, to see patients and paint. They purchased it in October 2015 ro $2 milliion.

The Wall Street Journal - Jessica Dailey

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Photos by Josh Spooner/ Courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties