David Cooley, owner of the world-famous West Hollywood landmark The Abbey Food & Bar and known for his roles in The Wolves of Savin Hill (2014) and Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015), has just listed his 1923 English Home in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood for $7.695 million. Formerly, the Rossmore House was owned by Katherine MacDonald, an American actress from the 1920s aka “American Beauty,” and was also a short-term residence for Ethel Mertz while she was starring as Vivian Vance in “I Love Lucy.”
In addition to its Hollywood history, this 4-bed, 7-bath English home dazzles with old-world charm and modern elegance. It sits on an expansive 18,750 sq ft lot, 5500 sq ft of living space and boasts the lush landscaping, a saltwater pool, a guesthouse with a private speakeasy and a wet bar.
The elegant living room opens to an intimate sunroom leading to a romantic courtyard. Chef’s kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances, designer cabinetry, gleaming countertops, and an oversized island.
A striking staircase leads to the upper level that includes three ensuite bedrooms, one of which has an oversized walk-in closet. The primary suite features an opulent 5-piece ensuite with dual vanities and a frameless glass enclosure with a rainfall shower and clawfoot tub. A versatile den can be transformed into a home office.
Across from the lush landscaping and saltwater pool is a guesthouse featuring a private speakeasy with a wet bar for mixing cocktails to enjoy in the fireplace-warmed outdoor living room. A bedroom and full bath await on the upper level.
Originally, designer Henry F. Withey built the Rossmore House for $21,000 and the garage for $2,000. Since then, the home has gone through several improvements to make it the luxury retreat it is today. David Cooley purchased the property for $1.9 million in 2001 and even hosted Kamala Harris and Hilary Clinton there.
Nourmand & Associates listing agent Rochelle Maize is co-listing this property with Alexis Valentin Ramos of Sotheby’s International Realty.
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