2000 De Mille Drive
Hilton & Hyland Luxury blog
The historic Laughlin Park enclave is home to a plethora of Tinseltown’s elite, including Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Ellen Pompeo, Lauren Graham, and recent Oscar winner Casey Affleck. And the gem of Los Feliz has returned to the market and is pricier than ever!
Current owners, novelist Richard Grossman and art consultant Lisa Lyons, purchased the Cecil B. DeMille Estate in the late 1990s. The Los Feliz compound, listed by Hilton & Hyland’s Brett Lawyer, Branden Williams & Rayni WIlliams, is making quite the splash in the market with a $24.95 million price tag. While the Los Angeles real estate market has certainly heated up since 2009, the most ever paid for a property in Los Feliz is $11 million so the sale of the historic DeMille estate would be record-breaking!
Sitting on 2.1 elevated acres, the estate features a Beaux Arts Style mansion built in 1913 was acquired by legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille for just under $28,000. Additionally, the property includes a gorgeous pool house that holds a state-of-the-art gym, a quaint tea house and an extensive studio house with a private entrance tucked quietly away beyond the pool.
The 7,500-square-foot main house recently received a six year renovation and restoration sensitive to original details while infusing modern amenities, creating an elegant and sophisticated environment rarely seen.
Hardwood floors flow beautifully throughout this welcoming and sophisticated masterpiece. A stunning curved staircase greets you in the center hall leading you to gracious formal living and mahogany-paneled dining rooms, where you can either step into the gourmet kitchen or through the gorgeous French Doors which reveal a picturesque backyard. Whether you wish to retire in the spacious library with custom-built floor-to-ceiling bookshelves or to the expansive patio, 2000 DeMille Drive is an entertainer’s dream.
Venture outside of the main residence to find rolling lawns sprinkled with manicured trees and rose gardens that lead you to a modernized Old Hollywood style pool with arched fountains. With dramatic views from The Observatory to ocean sunsets, this estate has it all.
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YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The former mansion of legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, in the gated and celeb-stocked Laughlin Park enclave in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, has popped up for sale with an eye-catching asking price of $24.95 million. The current owners, novelist Richard Grossman and art consultant Lisa Lyons, acquired the multi-structure compound sometime in the late 1990s and, as veteran watchers of the L.A. real estate may recall, this is not the first time they’ve attempted to sell the Hollywood pedigreed spread. In March 2008 the 2.1-acre estate came to market with an aggressive $26.25 million price tag that plummeted to $18.95 million before it was taken off the market the following year.
Listing details show the property has a total of six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in about 11,000-square-feet divided between the approximately 7,500-square-foot main house, a pool house that houses a fitness room, a tiny tea house set above the swimming pool and an extensive studio building at the bottom of a forbiddingly lengthy and downright cinematic set of steps. The main house, extensively refreshed and updated in the early 2000s by the accomplished architects at Tichenor and Thorp, retains many original details mixed with up-to-date amenities. A center hall entry with curved staircase leads to comfortably scaled yet still gracious formal living and dining rooms, both with fireplaces and the latter wrapped in mahogany paneling. A spacious library has custom-built bookshelves that extend all the way to the generously high ceiling and the up-to-date kitchen includes slab marble countertops on classic white cabinets, a perfectly restored vintage range, and an adjoining breakfast area set against a towering row of arched casement windows. The walled and gated estate’s carefully groomed grounds offer a gated motor court and detached garage and vast swathes of rolling lawns sprinkled with and ringed by mature specimen trees. The swimming pool has arching water sprays and because of its elevated perch the estate has broad views that extend from the Griffith Observatory to the Pacific Ocean.
The Grossman-Lyons have an interesting real estate history. They once owned Castillo del Lago, an idiosyncratic castle-like residence on a ridge high above Lake Hollywood they sold to Madonna, as well as a Roland Coates-designed Spanish Revival residence just inside the gates of Laughlin Park they sold in 1996 for $3 million to film director David Fincher.
Some of the other homes in the historic Laughlin Park enclave, many of which date to the 1920s and ‘30s, are currently owned by a plethora of Tinseltowners including Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Ellen Pompeo, Lauren Graham, and recent Oscar winner Casey Affleck
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The one and only historic Cecil B. DeMille Estate. Set on 2.1 elevated acres in prestigious Gated Laughlin Park.This multi-structure compound consists of a spectacular Beaux Arts Style mansion built in 1913, a beautiful pool house and a studio house with a separate entrance. A six-year renovation/restoration sensitive to original details yet including modern amenities has created a high-quality sophisticated environment rarely seen. Gated and walled with incredible gardens, paths and sitting areas. A newer classic old Hollywood style pool with arched fountains, surrounded by rolling lawns, specimen trees, rose gardens and dramatic views from the Observatory to Ocean sunsets.
- Beds: 6
- BedroomFeatures: Master Suite, Dressing Area
- BathroomFeatures: Powder Room, Shower and Tub, Double Vanity(s), Linen Closet, Tile
- KitchenFeatures: Island, Gourmet Kitchen, Remodeled
- Rooms: Bonus Room, Breakfast Area
- EatingAreas: Formal Dining Rm, Breakfast Area, Dining Area, Kitchen Island
Heating and Cooling
- Cooling: Central
- Heating: Central
- Appliances included: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage disposal, Refrigerator, Washer
- CookingAppliances: Cooktop - Gas, Range Hood
- Floor size: 11,000 sqft
- Flooring: Hardwood
Other Interior Features
- InteriorFeatures: 2 Staircases, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Phone System
Other Building Features
- SecurityFeatures: Owned, Exterior Security Lights
- CommonWalls: No Common Walls
Spaces and Amenities
- Controlled Access
Other Spaces and Amenities
- Gated Entry
Type and Style
- Single Family
- PropertyType: Residential
- Style: Mediterranean
- Roof type: Tile
- Exterior material: Stucco
- Built in 1913
Other Construction Features
- Stories: 0
- Fenced Yard
- View: City, Mountain
- ViewDescription: Ocean, Landmark
- Lot: 2 acres
- LotDescription: Landscaped, Street Paved, Automatic Gate, Front Yard, Exterior Security Lights
- SourceLotSizeArea: Owner
Other Exterior Features
- Parcel #: 5589003047
- Fence: Wood, Wrought Iron, Stucco Wall
Community and Neighborhood
- County: Los Angeles
- Parking: Garage - Detached
- ParkingGarage: Gated, Controlled Entrance, Auto Driveway Gate, Driveway, Garage - 3 Car, Parking for Guests - Onsite, Driveway Gate, Private Garage, On street
- Cable Ready
- Candidate for a community solar program
Sun Number™: 33
- MLS #: 17215084
- Price/sqft: $2,268
- Laundry: Inside
- Equipment: Range/Oven, Built-Ins, Phone System, Hood Fan
- SourceLivingArea: Owner
- PropertyCondition: Updated/Remodeled
- OtherStructuralFeatures: Balcony, French Doors, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Rain Gutters, Service Entrance
- ListingArea: Los Feliz
- OtherStructures: Accessory Bldgs
- ListingStatus: Active Under Contract
Property Details for 2000 De Mille Dr
Dressing Area, Master Suite, Walk-in Closet
# of Baths (Full): 10 and closet double linen powder room shower tile tub vanity
Gourmet Kitchen, Island, Remodeled
built-ins cooktop hood range
Inside Laundry Fireplace Information
Has Fireplace Decorative In Dining Room, In Great Room, In Living Room, In Master Bedroom
Hardwood Floors 2 Staircases, Basement (Partial), Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, High Ceilings (9+ Ft.), Phone System, Pre-Wired for Surround Sound
Heating & Cooling
Central Furnace Central Air Conditioning
Parking / Garage, Homeowners Association, Location Details, Agent & Office Information
Auto Driveway Gate, Controlled Entrance, Driveway, Driveway Gate, Gated, Private Garage Parking Type: Garage (Three Door), Garage is Detached, On Street, Parking for Guests (On Site)
Homeowners Association Information
Amenities: Gated Community
Name: Laughlin Park
Exterior Features Pool & Spa Information
Has Pool In Ground Pool Heated Pool, Private Pool
Property / Lot Details
Exterior Security Lights, Gated Community, Security System (Owned)
Balcony, High Ceilings (9+ Ft.), Rain Gutters, Service Entrance
Green House, Accessory Buildings, Pool House
Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 87,120
Automatic Gate, Exterior Security Lights, Fenced, Front Yard, Gated Community, Landscaped, Lawn, Street Paved
Stucco Wall Fence, Wood Fence, Wrought Iron Fence
Detached/No Common Walls
Tax Parcel Number: 5589003047
Angelina Jolie wants to put down new roots.Tour the historical Cecil B. DeMille estate that Angelina Jolie just put an offer on https://t.co/qOPqOvFu97 pic.twitter.com/W3H5cVgXdb— People Magazine (@people) April 14, 2017
Jolie has made an offer on the historic Cecil B. DeMille Estate in Los Angeles for just under the $24.95 million asking price, a source confirms to PEOPLE. The deal isn’t yet official, though, as the 6-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion still has to pass the actress’s inspections.
The property’s first tie to Hollywood came in 1916 when it was purchased by iconic director Cecil B. DeMille for under $28,000, according to Variety. Charlie Chaplin once lived in a neighboring house, but after the silent film star moved out, DeMille, who produced religious epics like The Ten Commandments and Samson and Delilah, purchased and combined the two estates. He reportedly used Chaplin’s residence as production offices and a screening room.
The listing says the 1913-build has since undergone a six-year renovation, which aimed to update the home with modern amenities while still highlighting the original details.
A pool house, studio with separate entrance, fountains, rose gardens, rolling lawns and more are situated on the estate’s stunning 2.1 acres of land. The main house is 11,000 square feet, offering plenty of space for Jolie, who has been living in rental homes since her split with Brad Pitt last fall, and her six children to make themselves at home in this storied Hollywood estate.
Vanity Fair can exclusively confirm that Angelina Jolie has entered escrow on a historic Hollywood mansion https://t.co/byKxo4bidh— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 14, 2017
Update (April 14, 2017, 3:55 P.M.): A source close to Angelina Jolie confirms exclusively to Vanity Fair that she has entered escrow on the house.
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Angelina Jolie has made a few moves since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt—she started her professorship at the London School of Economics and premiered her new movie First They Killed My Father—but none as big or stylish as this one. TMZ reports that Jolie is purchasing a massive estate in Los Feliz that was owned by late director Cecil B. DeMille until his death in 1959. (DeMille, the Hollywood producer whose name became synonymous with “spectacle,” was behind 1934's Cleopatra—and Jolie spent years developing a Cleopatra passion project of her own. Coincidence? Probably.)
The home, owned by novelist Richard Grossman and art consultant Lisa Lyons, had been on the market for $24.95 million since late March, and TMZ writes that she paid close to the asking price.
According to the estate’s listing on Hilton & Hyland’s Web site, the six-bedroom, 10-bathroom home with its very own street name (its address is listed as 2000 De Mille Dr.) clocks in at 11,000 square feet. The Beaux Arts style mansion was built in 1913, and Jolie and her family will be getting not just the main house, but a “multi-structure compound” on 2.1 acres with a pool house and studio house.
The realtor’s site includes a video tour, which shows off the home’s sweeping views of the Griffith Observatory (as seen in La La Land) and the ocean. The grounds include gorgeous landscaping and an old Hollywood-style pool with arched fountains.