Re-defined Classic The Sheffield /Walker Home. Re-designed in 1992 by Brian Murphy AIA. Photographer, and author, Tim Street Porter, describes the house as "a perfect jewel box." Well said. From the street, this enchanting 3 bedroom 2.75 bath house is hidden by a simple and modest wall of alabaster white. Step inside and you'll discover one of the most delightful surprises in the Hollywood Hills. With rows of windows and glass doors framing spectacular views of the San Bernadino Mountains, Architect Brian Murphy has created a stunning space, suffused with light both day and night. Murphy's signature installation is on display the moment you enter, a whimsical cloud of chandeliers painted crisp white surround a free-standing exposed brick fireplace in the Living room. By night, a spectacular setting for parties. By day, an inspiring retreat surrounded by a canopy of trees.Known for his humorous juxtaposition of opulence with things commonplace, in the powder room designer Murphy matches an elegant array of chandeliers with a pair of oversized truck mirrors. Upstairs Hardwood floors are finished in a luminous silver with dimes set in the Living room floor in honor of original owner, 1930s torch singer, Ruth Etting, best known for her song Ten Cents a Dance. Lighting in the formal Dining room is provided by a sheet of glass and votive candles suspended by steel pipes and clamps.
Library/Den overlooks Living and Dining rooms. Main floor also features a Galley Kitchen with sandblasted glass and wood cabinets, center island, stainless steel Traulsen fridge and six burner Thermador stove. Downstairs Master Bedroom has walk-in closet, glass walls, brick fireplace and sitting/yoga area. Brick steps descend from the terrace to a lushly landscaped surprisingly large backyard filled with flowering plants and fruit trees of almost every description, including bahamian apple. A babbling creek spills into a lovely reflective fish pond. Sheltered in this exquisite natural setting, it is hard to believe you are still in the city.
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