In The Famous Bird Streets Of Los Angeles, An Architectural Gem Hits The Market For $13.7 Million — Forbes

In The Famous Bird Streets Of Los Angeles, An Architectural Gem Hits The Market For $13.7 Million — Forbes

  • Regina Cole
  • 01/27/23

Original article published by Forbes

Casa Oliva, a private sanctuary in LA’s exclusive Bird Streets, was designed by world-famous landscape architect Scott Shrader, whose projects include homes, ranches, estates and wellness retreats in Los Angeles, Malibu, Montecito, Wyoming, Hawaii and Croatia.

Agent Adam Sires and Michael Nourmand, president of Nourmand & Associates, are the listing agents for the property, priced at $13,679,000. The Bird Streets, located just above the iconic Sunset Strip, are home to Leonardo DiCaprio, Jerry Seinfeld and Christina Aguilera, while Shrader counts Ellen DeGeneres, Cher and Lionel Richie as clients.

Shrader is known for amenity-filled gardens made for life outside, and Casa Oliva is no exception. The indoor-outdoor living spaces rival some of the finest in the world. With sophisticated landscaping, it was tastefully redone for hosting grand gatherings or intimate parties.

pool outside house

Casa Oliva is a 14,347 square foot contemporary Spanish home that showcases serene LA living. It includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Two of the bedroom suites include balconies.

The sparkling pool features a spa and multiple seating areas that include a fireplace, exquisite outdoor lighting and a hidden shower. The outdoor kitchen and bar have a restaurant-grade pizza oven. The expansive veranda will easily seat 16 or more guests.

Outdoor dining

Inside the handsome white stucco house, a sweeping two-story curved staircase leads to the second floor in a graceful nod to the grand traditional entries of historic mansions. A design favorite, Venetian plaster, adorns the walls of the library/game room. The family room features a 13th century French fireplace mantle, surrounded on two sides by steel French doors. The large great room’s custom eat-in kitchen includes an expansive marble island, Wolf range and double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher.

A graceful sweeping staircase

enormous kitchen/great room

Throughout the house, there are four fireplaces, one of the extraordinary elements that makes for a gracious home. Additional features include a separate guest house, a two-car garage with direct access, a motor court, plus an additional gated carport. Updated to a smart house with state-of-the-art security, the home also has a wine cellar with safe room.

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