Home of the Week: Building on big ideas in the Hollywood Hills


Originally built by Fred Smathers, the designer-builder known for his reinterpretations of the Mediterranean style, this Nichols Canyon residence has been expanded and reimagined as a new contemporary.

Much like Smathers’ original projects, the two-story home is set up to handle a party crowd. Pocketing doors open from the common rooms to a covered patio with a dining area. A swimming pool and spa lined with cascading waterfalls sits across from the patio.

The details


Location: 2805 Nichols Canyon Road, Los Angeles, 90046

Asking price: $4.695 million

Built: 1971

Total size: 4,972 square feet, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.28 acre

Features: Open-plan living space; hardwood floors; modern fixtures/chandeliers; pocketing glass doors; artistic staircase; chef’s kitchen with center island; master suite with lounge; covered patio; swimming pool with waterfall feature and spa; lawn; landscaping

About the area: In the 90046 ZIP Code, based on 26 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in June was $1.675 million, a 10.1% decrease compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Cristie St. James and Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, (310) 704-4248

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