Top Property: 'Stately and grand' estate in Hancock Park

Expecting the unexpected is a good way to approach this remodeled 1920s address in L.A.’s historic Hancock Park.

“It’s very stately and grand and yet it has every bit of new,” said Sally Forster Jones, Compass’ Luxury Estates Executive Director.

619 S. June Street offers more than 11,000 square feet. with seven bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, and a backyard loaded with a blue tile saltwater pool and spa -- swim-up bar included. Plus, a guest house with a 4K Dolby movie theater and a crossfit-style gym, tennis court and plenty of patio space for entertaining.

Forster Jones describes the two-story home as traditional. The barreled ceiling in the formal living room catches your eye as does the sunken dining room with its 6,000-pound dining room table that’s one slab of gorgeous wood. Turquoise infused quartzite countertops and copper sinks fill the kitchen. The master suite has a sitting area, two walk-in closets, and a bathroom and balcony that overlook the backyard.

Above all else, it’s what’s below ground that truly caught our attention -- an underground spiraled, temperature-controlled wine cellar.

The owner tells me it’s a first of its kind in all of North America. The subterranean vino refrigerator holds about 2,000 bottles and is equipped with color-changing lights. It’s a sight to see and step into. Watch me take a trip. 

Asking price for this Hancock Park remodeled home: $15,950,000.