Historic Villa Nestled in Los Angeles

A rare gem designed by legendary Paul Williams in 1930, this home in Los Angeles has been beautifully restored in the last few years. Now, through the front gate and past the motor court, you'll find a classic Mediterranean-style villa with terra cotta tile floors, broad archways and redwood ceilings -- just to name a few details.

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Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Hilton & Hyland, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Sunset View of 1930s Mediterranean Villa in Los Angeles

Thanks to its cool white exterior, this Mediterranean villa almost seems to recede into the background as the sun goes down, allowing the colors of the sky to appear even more vivid. Outdoor lights bathe the property in a warm glow, too, which suits the inviting nature of the home.
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1930s Mediterranean Villa Set on Oversized Lot With Stone Gate

The approach to this 6,400-square-foot home is so peaceful that few might guess that the lot is actually located in Los Angeles. Tall palms surround the property, offering a sense of escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, while an unassuming white gate guards the entrance to this extraordinary estate.
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Landscape Lights Illuminate Gravel Driveway at Night

Thanks to sleek landscape lights, the gravel driveway is visible even at night. Tall palms and other trees line the sides of the drive and ensure that guests stay on course until they've reached the front gate.
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1930s Mediterranean Villa Boasts Formal Motor Court

A gravel driveway guides visitors through the front gate and to the formal motor court, where there's plenty of space to park their cars. Straight ahead, they'll see the Spanish tile roof, sweeping balconies and archways that comprise the main house, as well as a matching garage on the right.
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Mediterranean-Modern Foyer Showcases Coffered Ceiling

A simple yet sophisticated foyer welcomes guests to this 1930s Mediterranean villa in Los Angeles. By limiting the decor to a marble-topped table and worn neutral runner, the designers ensured that all eyes would be on the room's interesting architectural details, like the coffered ceilings, carved faces and Spanish-style staircase.
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Mediterranean-Modern Library With Built-In Shelves, French Doors

Since this home is located in Los Angeles, it only makes sense to have French doors that can be opened to fresh air and sunlight at a moment's notice. In the library, two brown leather armchairs and a cream-colored seat soak up the views, with an oversized red area rug pulling in some additional warmth.
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Gold Art, Area Rug Infuse Mediterranean-Modern Living Room With Warmth

Keeping with the warm nature of the Mediterranean villa, the designers outfitted the living room with pieces in golden hues, like the art over the fireplace and the area rug down below. A plush sofa, two cushioned armchairs and a large coffee table create a formal sitting area where the owners and their guests can take it all in.
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Mediterranean-Modern Living Room Includes Statement Ceiling

Turning left off the foyer leads guests into the living room, where a textured wood ceiling commands all attention. Skylights run the length of one side to prevent the statement piece from seeming too heavy and cast an inviting glow on the fireplace.
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Eclectic Breakfast Nook Complete With Big Bay Window

Cozy and full of character, this breakfast nook is the perfect place to sip coffee and pore over the morning newspaper. In addition to a raw wood dining table, the space includes four wishbone chairs, a rustic mirror and a pillow-packed bench that overlooks a big bay window.
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Eclectic Breakfast Nook Pairs Reclaimed Wood Table, Wishbone Chairs

Through the dining room, the owners can access the breakfast nook and eat-in kitchen -- a layout that makes entertaining guests practically effortless. While they're prepping dinner, their guests can take their pick of the wishbone-style chairs and have a seat at the reclaimed wood table.
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Mediterranean-Modern Dining Room With Glass Table

Turning right off the foyer leads into the formal dining room, where a round, glass-topped table and eight slipper chairs sit centerstage. A neutral area rug softens the terra cotta tile floors and accentuates the room's light and airy aesthetic.
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Mediterranean-Modern Dining Room Includes Gold Bar Cart

With eight slipper chairs and a bar cart in the corner, it's clear that this Mediterranean-modern dining room is meant for entertaining. Two contemporary mirrors fill out the walls and reflect the natural light, making the space seem bigger and brighter.
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Contemporary Kitchen With Cool Gray Cabinets

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and an island with drawers give the owners plenty of storage in this open plan kitchen. Stainless appliances complement the cool gray color palette and make meal prepping easier as well.
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Contemporary Kitchen Includes Island With Built-In Range

Though warm colors abound in the rest of the house, the open kitchen uses slate gray cabinets and stainless appliances to achieve a cool, contemporary aesthetic. An island with a built-in range centers the space, giving the owners room to prep dinner and put away their supplies after.
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Guest Bedroom Centered By Cool, Geometric Rug

Hardwood floors flow from the hall into this transitional bedroom, encouraging guests to take in the four-poster bed and contemporary nightstands. Because the wood floors are so dark, they really make the white, geometric-print rug and neutral armchair stand out.
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Contemporary Bathroom With Subway Tile Backsplash

One of the home's six bathrooms, this space boasts a traditional tub, a glass-enclosed stall shower and a separate room for the toilet. White subway tile wraps around the space, keeping things light and airy while contributing some glossy texture.
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Light and Airy Master Suite With Large Gray Sectional

Crisp white walls and two skylights transform this master suite into a light and airy retreat. Because the room is so spacious, the designers were also able to pull in a vintage writing desk, velvet armchair and a large gray sectional with a matching ottoman.
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Contemporary Master Bathroom Boasts Freestanding Tub

A sleek, freestanding tub makes this master bathroom look even more luxurious. Cool gray-and-white marble floors add subtle interest to the space and complement the gray vanity with his-and-her sinks.
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Contemporary Guest Bedroom Boasts Warm Wood Accents

Though defined by crisp white walls and dark wood floors, this contemporary guest bedroom still feels warm and inviting thanks to a wood nightstand, dresser and bench. On the far wall, a gold surround transforms the fireplace into a focal point.
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Contemporary Den Features Bold Artwork, Large Fireplace

This den is as sophisticated as they come, with four contemporary chairs and a round coffee table positioned right in front of the fireplace. A large piece of artwork brings a touch of personality to the space and inspired the color of the rug.
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Contemporary Media Room With Dark Wood Accent Wall

To make this media room feel extra cozy, the designers stained the wood accent wall a darker shade of brown and then installed sconces that can be dimmed gradually, like in a movie theater. A large gray sectional completes the space and gives the whole family room to curl up in front of the TV.
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Palm Trees, Private Pool Make Backyard Feel Like Hidden Oasis

With a private pool, spa and fire pits tucked away in the gardens, this backyard certainly feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of LA. Tall trees and palms decorate the landscape and further the sense of secret oasis.
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Mediterranean Villa Boasts Backyard With Private Pool

This Mediterranean villa wouldn't be complete without a private pool. From the back of the house, the owners can follow flagstone steps down to the water's edge. A few large chaises border the pool, just in case the owners want to sunbathe after they've taken a dip.
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Mediterranean Villa Shines With LED-Lit Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is even more alluring at night, as LEDs illuminate the water and transform it into a stunning visual feature. Flagstone wraps around the length of the pool, too, and provides a safe route back to the lounge area.
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Mediterranean Villa's Backyard Complete With Bocce Court

Yep, it's true; this beautiful backyard even has a bocce court! French doors open onto a patio area with two chairs, so the owners (or their guests) can enjoy a drink while others play the game. And to the right? A little fire pit area provides even more seating.
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Mediterranean Villa Includes Fire Pit Spot in Backyard

To the right of the swimming pool, a few wooden benches allow the owners and their guests to take a seat around the fire pit. Because the spot is laid with gravel instead of flagstone, it feels like both a natural part of the backyard and a "room" of its own.
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