Standing on the balcony looking at the panoramic hillside views that surround his Hollywood Hills home, Clay thought, “Holy shit, I live here. I own this.” From the very beginning he explains “I always wanted to live in the hills and I felt very at peace in this location.”
The two-story, 2-bedroom, 2-bath dwelling measuring 1,478 square feet is sited on a street tucked away on a hillside up from Franklin Avenue. Curbside, the home is hidden behind a fence covered in wisteria currently in bloom.
After purchasing the home he met his soon-to-be wife, Kristy. She loved the views and the beauty and spirit of the neighborhood too. “It’s close to everything but as soon as you turn onto the street you feel further away than you actually are.”
While both agree the views and the location are phenomenal the house needed a little work.
“At the time we did a lot of entertaining and had people visit and stay over.” The kitchen was closed off to the rest of the public spaces and there was a Jack and Jill bathroom downstairs which didn’t make sense when you had overnight guests.
They opened up the kitchen to the living that has a smooth plaster-finished fireplace and dining area to create a better, more open, floor plan. This brought in a ton of natural light and the surrounding green scenery making it feel like you’re living amongst the trees.
“While I was pregnant I remember opening up the house and hearing the wind and the leaves in the trees. It’s a very peaceful home.”
Downstairs they made each room en-suite and added subtle luxuries like the large picture window in the master bathroom so you can enjoy the views while soaking in the tub.
Kristy says “the floor plan now makes the home function the way it always should have.”
With a separate bonus studio that can double as an Airbnb rental and/or guest bedroom the home is listed for $1.295 million.
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Listed by Sonya Coke – Compass