David Cooley, the founder and owner of The Abbey Food & Bar and The Chapel Weho is selling his home located in L.A.’s historic Hancock Park neighborhood for nearly $7.7 million. Cooley purchased the brick structure designed by architect Henry F Withey for $1.9 million in 2001. The home is widely known for hosting several fundraisers throughout the past four decades.
The home was built in 1923 according to listing sites. It is described as a stunning Spanish-style home located in the prestigious Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. This updated and spacious home boasts 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and approximately 5,575 sq ft of living space. There is separate guest house offering a bedroom and bath on its top floor, plus a wet bar-equipped speakeasy on the lower-level with a living room a fireplace.
Dirt reports that the property was formerly occupied by model-turned-actress Katherine MacDonald — known as the “American Beauty” of silent films — and it was also a short-term outpost of “I Love Lucy” star Vivian Vance.
The front of the house is a semi-circular driveway that passes through a grand porte-cochere with a two-car garage. As you enter the home, you are greeted by a grand foyer that leads to a spacious living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room with hardwood floors and coffered ceilings. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, high-end appliances, and a large center island that opens to a light-filled breakfast area.
The master suite features a fireplace, a large walk-in closet, and a spa-like bathroom with dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate shower. The four additional bedrooms are all generously sized with ample closet space.
The lower level of the home features a family room with a wet bar and a home theater.
The backyard offers a landscaped garden, a built-in barbecue, and plenty of space for outdoor dining and lounging. there is also a saltwater pool and spa flanked with a sundeck, along with a kitchen and barbecue setup. The semi-circular driveway passes through a grand porte-cochere before emptying out at a two-car garage.
Other features of this home include a three-car garage, a laundry room, and a security system. The home is within close proximity to Larchmont Village and The Grove.
Outdoors, the park-like grounds are laced with gardens, and host a backyard spotlighted by a saltwater pool and spa flanked by a sprawling sundeck, along with a kitchen and barbecue setup; and out front, the semi-circular driveway passes through a grand porte-cochere before emptying out at a two-car garage.
According to Dirt, David Cooley also owns a midcentury ranch-style house overlooking Malibu’s Las Tunas Beach that he purchased from actress Emma Stone last summer for $4.4 million.
The Hancock Park listing is held by Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates-BH and Alexis Valentin Ramos of Sotheby’s International Realty.
There are plenty of photos and other listing details in Zillow: