This renovated 1920s house in Hollywood Hills retains an "Old Hollywood" vibe from its beamed ceilings with plaster scroll work to the hardwood floors of the step-down living room. The original decorative iron gate stands in the arched entryway to the dining room.
Location: 2018 Whitley Ave., Los Angeles 90068
Asking price: $1.499 million
Year built: 1926
House size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, about 4,000 square feet
Lot size: 5,642 square feet
Features: Library, office with built-in lounging alcove, breakfast bar, gym, living room and outdoor fireplaces, tiled terraces, barbecue, cityscape and hillside views
About the area: In the first half of the year, 138 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.125 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 17.3% price increase from the first half of 2013.
Agent: William Coveny III, (310) 777-2850, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties