This historic Spanish gem, built in the 1920s and inspired by European villas, opens onto a central courtyard with a stunning garden full of lush exotic plants. The multi level home retains many original features along with a kitchen remodel by noted architect Frank Israel. This soulful retreat underwent a seamless expansion by another famed Los Angeles architect, Barbara Bestor, who added the whimsical master suite. With French doors that open onto the patio and gardens, this house has been home to artists and creatives for the past 100 years. The homes living room has a gas fireplace for cozy winter evenings and summer cocktail parties, guest quarters, eat-in kitchen with courtyard dining just steps away, library, separate den with great natural light (originally designed as a painting studio), 2nd bedroom/bathroom suite, and primary suite with views of downtown Los Angeles. The home also has a large basement/bonus with great storage and two car garage. The houses original charm is augmented by modern amenities including solar roof panels, Japanese soaking tub, electric car charging station and on-demand water heating.