The “John A. Van Pelt Residence.” 2 ½ acre Compound. 5 Residential Buildings. 12 fireplaces. 8 fountains. Parking for 14 cars. Historians, bloggers, local residence, and the city of Los Angeles are about to feel a jolt. Not an earthquake, but a large camouflaged estate, so rich in history, parts of this story can not be written. They are endless. Not revealed in 45 years. PRIVATE HOLLYWOOD HISTORY presented in classic Storybook Architecture. Gated private drive to MAIN HOME: 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. Separate Guest Quarters, Wine cellar, meat locker, vintage outdoor kitchen, chauffeur’s room. Private infamous POOL HOME showcases Hieroglyph graphics, almost fiction.
4 enchanting additional HOMES privately spaced and surrounded by nature and stoned pathways, have rich history of past tenants and guests. Pelt, an original creator of our east-side love affair, was a musician, developer and entrepreneur and subdivided his large tract into 71 parcels and named it LYRIC Avenue per family lore. An early preservationist, he salvaged the anchor, banister rope, and oars from Jack London’s boat ‘The Snark.' He reclaimed clinker bricks from the LA cable car demolition to build his many walls and stone paths. Endless astonishing stories of a surviving Kingdom.