Arthur R. Kelly

The Mrs. M.C. Van Musschenbroek Estate, 1923

Hollywood, CA
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The 1920's in Hollywood was a time of extraordinary creativity. That vibrant spirit is found throughout this magnificent walled & gated estate home located in an historic enclave at the base of the Hollywood Hills. Impeccable room scale and timeless elegance are hallmarks of the work of architect Arthur R. Kelly (who also designed the storied Playboy Mansion) and these qualities are fully realized here. A beautifully proportioned and spacious living room with beamed ceiling & fireplace, light-filled formal dining room, library, study, spacious kitchen with breakfast area and a guest room & bath are all on the first floor. Upstairs you will find 3 additional beds and baths, including the sumptuous master suite with fireplace as well as a bonus room to play or create in. Outside, the sprawling verdant lawn and mature trees flow from a large entertaining terrace that features cinematic long-range views down through the garden and into the city below. There is also a two car garage as well as a self-contained, stylish guest apartment. This special property has long attracted those at the height of their creative powers, including Roy Pomeroy, a founding member of the Academy and other illustrious artists who left their indelible mark on the culture at large.