The “John A. Van Pelt Residence.” 2 ½ acre Compound. 5 Residential Buildings. 12 fireplaces. 8 fountains. Parking for 14 cars. Not revealed in 45 years. Private Hollywood history presented in classic Storybook Architecture. Gated private drive to main home: 3/2. Sep. Guest Quarters, Wine cellar, meat locker, vintage outdoor kitchen, chauffeur’s room.
Private infamous pool home showcases Hieroglyph graphics, almost fiction. 4 enchanting additional homes privately spaced & surrounded by nature and stoned pathways, have rich history of past tenants and guests.
Pelt, an original creator of our east-side love affair, he was a choral director, entrepreneur and developer; he subdivided his large tract into 71 parcels and family lore states he named it Lyric.
A preservationist, he salvaged the anchor, banister rope, and oars from Jack London’s boat ‘The Snark.’ He reclaimed clinker bricks from the LA cable car demo to build his walls/stone paths.
Endless astonishing stories of a surviving Kingdom.
Listing courtesy of Patricia Ruben of Sotheby’s.