Among Bel-Air’s historic estates and architectural mega-mansions, this ranch hideaway offers a breath of fresh air. There’s nothing pretentious here — just laid-back living in a serene, bucolic setting. Warm wood mingles with brick and stone in the living spaces, which include a glass-encased den and living room overlooking the colorful gardens outside. The leafy half-acre grounds also have a swimming pool surrounded by a stone patio.
Location: 1081 Moraga Drive, Los Angeles, 90049
Asking price: $3.3 million
Year built: 1952
Living area: 3,410 square feet with four bedrooms and five bathrooms on a 0.62-acre lot
Features: Brick exterior; grassy front yard; rustic beamed ceilings; stone floors; living room with custom copper fireplace; dining room with walls of glass; wood-and-brick chef’s kitchen; office; indoor-outdoor floor plan; primary bedroom with backyard access; tiered gardens; private swimming pool
About the area: In the 90049 ZIP Code, based on 25 sales, the median price for single-family homes in November was $3.114 million, up 22.1% year over year, according to CoreLogic.
Agents: Lisa Gild, Douglas Elliman, (310) 497-9223, and Ernie Carswell, Douglas Elliman, (310) 345-7500
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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.