California Cotswald Cottage, 1924
Mark Boone Design
Hidden discreetly behind a walled and gated formal rose garden, this sun-filled 1924 California interpretation of the English Cotswold Cottage in the vibrant Wilshire-Hancock area of Los Angeles once graced the cover of Architectural Digest. The personal residence of noted designer Mark Boone has, over the last 16 years, been meticulously restored and updated with exacting detail. With a nostalgic glancing view of the original campanile of Charlie Chaplin’s former offices, the residence exudes welcoming warmth without compromising a fully resolved sense of repose. It is a complete, jewel-like oasis, centrally convenient to the best museums, schools and restaurants in the city. The residence displays a coved high-ceilinged living room with Arts and Crafts tiled fireplace (likely Batchelder), newly refinished hardwood floors, dining room opening through French doors to a bricked terrace, two bedrooms, study, a luxurious bath, powder room, re-envisioned chef’s kitchen, laundry area and a detached garage.