Spectacular views coupled with spectacular privacy make this home and area a draw to publicity weary celebs. Alex Trebek, of the quiz show Jeopardy, owned it for a while and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe and rapper and actor, Queen Latifah, both have rented it, their neighbors Slash, from Guns and Roses, and singer Katy Perry nearby.
An unassuming entrance leads you into the 4 bedroom, 5 bath home with three stories and spectacular views from each. The entry level has a grand living room, formal dining room, and eat-in kitchen with large island.
Rich dark wood floors and recessed lighting grace every room.
As do stunning views of the hillside and Los Angeles spread below.
Airy and spacious, the state-of-the-art kitchen is a chef’s dream.
A family eating area and media room opens up to a yard sized deck floating above the sparkling lights of the city.
The home—nestled behind private gates—co-exists with chaparral, and the hiking trails of the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy and overlooks Wattles Park and Runyon Canyon.
Runyon Canyon is a 160-acre park two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard that extends north to Mulholland Drive. The City of Los Angeles, acquiring the area in 1983 from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, christened it an “Urban Wilderness”.
South of Runyon Canyon, Wattles Mansion—designed in 1907 by architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey—the architects responsible for the Huntington Library, The Rose Bowl, and the Ambassador Hotel—offers a rare glimpse of old Hollywood glamour to residents and tourists.
Newly renovated by the City of Los Angeles, the 50 acres grounds also include a Japanese Garden, Italian Rose garden, a formal Spanish garden, a palm court, and orchards that are open to the public.
As with many homes in the area, the mansion has been used as a location for film and TV and has been featured on the TV series The O.C. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in the movie Troop Beverly Hills, and the film Rain Man in the sanatorium scenes as well as several music videos.
Floating above these public lands, the second level of 2004 Wattles has a master suite with two walk-in-closets, a sauna, and an indoor pool, spa and lounge area William Randolph Hearst would envy. There are also two large en-suite bedrooms on this level.
A large bedroom and in-home office occupies the third level.
You don’t have to be a rock star to value the privacy, nature, and stunning city views 2004 Wattles offers. It’s not only a home. It’s an experience.