A red-brick driveway leads to this Paul Revere Williams-designed Tudor set along the water of Toluca Lake. The elegant formal entry and the library, with its wood-beam ceiling and built-in bookcases, are in keeping with the architect's traditional style.

Location: 9956 Toluca Lake Ave., Toluca Lake 91602

Asking price: $8 million

Year built: 1938

House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 7,228 square feet

Lot size: 1.02 acres

Features: Dark wood flooring, recessed lighting, leaded windows, intricate molding, curved staircase, bar, wine cellar, covered patio, outdoor fireplace, gazebo, swimming pool, private dock

About the area: In the first half of 2013, 84 single-family homes sold in the 91602 ZIP Code at a median price of $842,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 29% price increase from the first half of 2012.

Agent: Craig Strong, (310) 439-3225, John Aaroe Group

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