A Spectacular Craftsman Home and Garden

America's largest Craftsman home is a masterpiece of native plant gardens and meticulously maintained vintage details.

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Photo By: Sean Paul Franget

Artemesia

Built in 1913 and restored to its former glory by designer/developer Leonard Fenton, Artemesia is an Arts & Crafts masterpiece nestled in the hills of Los Feliz Oaks, minutes from downtown Los Angeles, but a world apart.

Native Plants

The Artemesia grounds focus on native plants and low-water plants including fig vine, jasmine, rosemary and cape honeysuckle.

Wooden Front Door

Artemesia is the largest Craftsman-style home in the United States at 13,250 square feet.

Fish Pond

Plenty of outdoor space at Artemesia is in keeping with the Craftsman reverence for nature.

Carriage House

The carriage/guest house features a three-car garage.

Ballroom

Within its 13,.250 square feet, Artemesia includes a ballroom, six fireplaces, seven bedrooms and a guest house with a three-car garage.

Entry

Situated on a 1.79 acre lot, Artemesia is in the same gated compound in Los Feliz Oaks as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's home.

Breakfast Room

Artemesia features seven bedrooms and baths.

Carriage House Roof Deck

Though set on a secluded lot, Artemesia is only a short distance from downtown Los Angeles.

Canyon View

One of the gorgeous views of downtown Los Angeles from Artemesia's hillside perch.

Front Porch With View

Ample outdoor space connects inside and out.

Girl's Bedroom

Picture rail and elaborate woodwork are vintage details that give Artemesia its unique charm.

Kitchen

Though much of Artemesia was left intact during the multi-decade renovation, owner Leonard Fenton realized that to make the house marketable to contemporary buyers he would have to expand the kitchen. Older homes often featured functional, smaller kitchens rarely used by the home's occupants.

Green Bathroom

Artemesia owner Leonard Fenton kept the original bathrooms of his historic home intact.

Front Porch

Connection with nature was part of the Craftsman movement notes Artemesia's owner Leonard Fenton. "Rather than express your dominion over nature," Craftsman designs "were supposed to bring you close to nature."

Fireplace Pavilion

Downtown Los Angeles is visible in the distance.

Lower Terrace East

Nestled in a private canyon in Los Feliz Oaks, the restoration of Artemesia required sourcing bricks from the Midwest to match existing brickwork.

Master Bedroom

The restoration of Artemesia took decades. "Historic preservation is consistently more expensive than remodeling" says designer Leonard Fenton, who owns and restored the property.

Pond

Tucked into the hills near the Hollywood sign, Artemesia is a beautifully preserved Craftsman gem with stunning gardens defined by a naturalistic landscape and native plants.

Light Tower

Most recently listed for sale at $12 million, a future Artemesia resident could claim Brad Pitt as a neighbor.

Master Sitting Room

The Arts & Crafts historic home Artemesia has had its interior and exterior restored to exacting historic specifications.

Grand Salon

Artemesia was built in 1913 and completed in 1915 by a Swedish stone cutter and commercial builder Franz Engstrom.

Sleeping Porch

There are 2 sleeping porches at Artemesia, with a total of 5 Murphy beds that fold down for outdoor naps when the weather is steamy.

Terrace at Sunset

One of the spectacular terraces with a view of downtown Los Angeles at the historic Los Feliz Oaks home Artemesia.

Brick Terrace

Outdoor space abounds in the 1913 Hollywood home Artemesia restored to its former opulence by designer/developer Leonard Fenton.