Home Of The Week
72 Fremont Place
Situated on nearly three-quarters of an acre, this beautiful Tudor-style residence in the historic, guard-gated Fremont Place neighborhood offers exceptional elegance and fine craftsmanship.
A brick paver driveway leads to the front of the brick and half-timbered residence, which was built in 1929 and designed by notable architect M.L. Barker, who also designed the John C. Fremont Library, Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills and St. Anthony Church in Long Beach, among several other area structures.
Inside the double-door entryway, a dramatic foyer sets the tone for the rest of this refined residence, with warm woods, a stunning stained-glass window and parquet wood floors. The grand-scale formal living room boasts paneled walls, decorative plaster ceilings, leaded windows, handsome mitered hardwood floors and a fireplace with an intricately carved wood mantle. The main level also has a large formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, updated kitchen with an island, family room with built-in shelves and cabinets, and a cozy breakfast nook with bow windows and French doors leading to a sunroom.
Upstairs, there are five spacious bedrooms and four baths, including an expansive master suite with a sitting area under a rounded ceiling. If you’re looking for extra space for the family, an enormous finished basement with a fireplace is suitable for a variety of uses and activities, including a children’s playroom, billiards or ping-pong.
The private backyard is perfect for relaxing, dining or entertaining, with an open brick patio overlooking a large heated pool and spa flanked by trees, hedges and lush landscaping.
Located off Wilshire Boulevard in the mid-city area of Los Angeles, between downtown and Beverly Hills, Fremont Place offers easy access to both the 101 Freeway and Interstate 10 and is close to the Wilshire Country Club, Larchmont Village and local schools, including Los Angeles Senior High.