2 Beds      2 Baths      1,996 SF      6,927 SF Lot      CUSTOM REMODELED INTERIORS      LUSH, TERRACED BACK YARD      $1,762,000    SOLD

2229 S Beverly Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90034

This 2BD/2BA 1,996 sq.ft. traditional home is located in the highly-desirable neighborhood of Beverlywood. Step through a double-door into a foyer which leads to an impressive living room with dramatic vaulted ceilings, skylights, recessed lighting, over-scale fireplace, French doors, and gleaming hardwood floors. Venetian plaster lines most walls and allows light to reflect from one room to another. A spacious kitchen showcases stainless-steel appliances, custom-made cabinets (including some reeded glass uppers), and glimmering granite counter tops. A dining area is adjacent to the kitchen, as is a laundry room. The master bedroom has a travertine fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a walk-in-closet. Master bath has dual sinks, spa tub, water closet, and an over-sized step in shower (with 4 shower heads).  Another large bedroom (with access to a bathroom) has French doors to the back yard. The back yard area is a “secret garden”-like setting with lush, colorful vegetation and a soothing fountain.  A roof-top deck above the detached garage completes the outdoor environs.

2BD/2BA with 1,996 sq.ft. of living space
Tankless water heater
Central HVAC system
2-Car detached garage with a roof deck
All marble walk-in master shower
Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom
All new copper pipes
Wired for sound, inside and out
"Drawbridg"e from garage deck to hillside
Real Venetian plaster applied by hand and burnished
Double skylights in living room

When famed real estate developer Walter J. Leimert (Leimert Park is named after him) stood on a platform in 1940 to announce the opening of his company's newest housing tract, the gathered crowd could be forgiven if it found the site less than inspiring.

The location of the ceremony was a nearly treeless expanse of countryside, on an intersection where one of the newly paved streets dead-ended in a bean field. Empty sidewalks lined the roads. A single streetlight stood on the corner.

But Leimert saw the potential of the location. His tract, which he dubbed Beverlywood, was next door to Cheviot Hills and right down the road from Beverly Hills. It was at the underdeveloped center of the Westside, and he knew that buyers would want to get in on the ground floor of the city’s next big population center.

Before he could fully capitalize on the demand for new homes in L.A.’s shrinking hinterlands, World War II interceded. Although he had to wait until war’s end for his new neighborhood to take off in earnest, the returning crop of veterans clutching GI Bill mortgages in one hand and a cushy office job in the other were soon lining up to pick a lot and one of five styles of homes to put on it.

Beverlywood’s curvilinear streets and cul-de-sacs with their tidy homes and maturing shade trees must have seemed like a pastoral paradise in comparison with the hellscapes of the European or Pacific theater. It was the new middle-class dream come true and one of the last times real estate on the Westside would be remotely affordable for work-a-day Angelenos.

These days, if you’re going to pay well over a million dollars for a home in Beverlywood, a small home built in the 1940s doesn’t really cut it. Many owners have opted to tear down the old home and build a new one right out to the property lines.

Neighborhood highlights

Center of the Westside: Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills and more are just a short drive away, and the shops and restaurants on Pico Boulevard are well within walking distance.

With the Rancho Park Golf Course and the Hillcrest Country Club sitting to the west, there are plenty of nearby greens to conquer for avid duffers.

Beverlywood’s great location — within walking distance of both the Jewish temples of Pico-Roberston and the posh entertainment of Beverly Hills — caters to all demographics. That, combined with the area’s low crime rate and solid schools, might make it tough for outsiders to move in.

Market snapshot

In the 90035 ZIP Code, based on 10 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in October was $1,595,000, up 13.7% year over year, according to CoreLogic.  These numbers are based on 2017 records and the trend has been steady since then. 

Report card

Three public schools sit within the Beverlywood boundaries. Highlights include Castle Heights Elementary, which scored 898 in the 2013 Academic Performance Index, and Canfield Avenue Elementary, which scored 889.


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