A Laurel Canyon address such as 8660 Allenwood Road says it all. Storied rock and roll culture? Check. Wonderland Elementary? Check. Close proximity to World Famous Sunset Strip, Runyon Canyon, the Mulholland Tennis Club, shops and dining along Ventura Blvd? Check. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath house and just over 2,900 sq. ft. is ready for the creative buyer to make a mark.
Well-positioned on the street with Canyon views, southern exposure and lots of privacy, 8660 Allenwood is a brief meander down from iconic Mulholland Drive. The enjoyable climb up away from the hustle and flow of the city–from either side–is just long enough to appreciate heading home to park your ride for as long as you allow yourself.
The last few steps to your inner sanctuary is a gentle rise to the welcoming foyer.
Large formal entrance opens to a vast living room. The picture windows showcase glimpses of the garden and outdoor living space of the generous 14,418 sq. ft. lot.
Built in 1962, this rambling ranch reflects mid-century sensibility with vast interiors extending in outdoor living.
The open living room, anchored by a fireplace, spills out to multiple terraces for private relaxation.
The layout and flow has the entertainer in mind: separate formal dining room and a galley kitchen all on the same level, with access to outdoor dining possibilities.
A large master bedroom suite with fireplace, walk in closets and access to your grassy backyard. Two additional bedrooms share a bathroom on the 2nd floor and the 3rd and 4th bedroom are located on the main level.
The expansive property has room for a pool.
Once you’ve experienced the restfulness of Laurel Canyon, the amenities of living on top abound.
This high up into the canyon, Mulholland Drive reigns a favorite feature for locals and tourists alike. Its length and many scenic pull offs make it an ideal way to see the city and valley from a different and higher vantage point.
Once you’ve experienced the restfulness of Laurel Canyon, the amenities of living on top abound. A short stroll to the north side of Mulholland is the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook for stunning views of the San Fernando Valley, a physical fitness course, and access into the canyon trails below.
It’s namesake was Fryman canyon resident Nancy Hoover Pohl, who had a vision to preserve the local Santa Monica Mountains and create local parkland. Her 60-year effort enabled the acquisition of Fryman Canyon Park which can be accessed from the overlook, Coldwater Canyon Park, and Wilacre Park. Nancy Hoover Pohl was also instrumental in the establishment of the five-mile Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail, which is also accessible from 8660 Allenwood’s front door.