After nearly 30 years of extensive renovation, Leonard Fenton is selling his beloved home, a work of love and passion that has encompassed his adult life. Lovingly named “Artemesia” in the 1900’s, this masterpiece is the largest Arts & Crafts mansions ever built and is located in the Hollywood Hills. Leonard sold his advertising firm to Microsoft and used the money to buy the massive property in 1987. Artemesia is located at 5771 Valley Oak Drive in Los Feliz Oaks in Los Angeles.
Built in 1913, the 13,000+ square foot Hollywood mansion is the epitome of grace and luxury. Pass through the gates and everything outside disappears. The stress of the city melts away as you enter your own protected, secluded woodland.
The eight-bedroom, seven-bath home includes a 2,000 square foot ballroom that opens to a 100-foot long terrace with panoramic city views. Perhaps the most historical element of the home is the included Murray Harris player organ, the second largest and most complex organ ever built in a U.S. residence. The organ alone is valued at $1.1 million and has hundreds of pipes and chimes designed exclusively to fill Artemesia.
The master suite is your personal sanctuary. City views greet you in the morning and shimmering city lights tuck you in at night. The gourmet kitchen area is complete with luxurious appliances, the latest technology, Calacatta marble counters, and a massive mahogany center island.
Host a feast for family and friends in the formal dining room, where 40 guests can pull up chairs with ease.
Wherever you are in Artemesia you hear the sound of water. In the woodland park, a waterfall cascades into the reflecting pool, down the canyon stream bed, and into the huge nature pond by the entry gate. Step out of your car to the sound of a 100-year old fountain burbling onto the plants below. Outside the breakfast room, three solid streams tumble from a luxurious spa into the shimmering new swimming pool.
From hidden nooks and welcoming benches to a quiet brick terrace at the very top of your world lit by a flickering fire pit, you can pick from a dozen amazing nature spots to enjoy and entertain in.
Overall, this stunning property is listed at an incredible price of $10M. You can learn more at Artemesia’s own website.