Contemporary Residence with its Own Private Mulholland Overlook
4 Beds • 4.5 Baths • 4,162 SF • 14,561 SF Lot • SALT WATER POOL AND SPA • OUTDOOR KITCHEN • $3,495,000
8647 Edwin Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Located in one of the most desirable locations in the city, 8647 Edwin Drive offers a new resident unparalleled jetliner views of the entire San Fernando Valley. The 4BR/4.5BA residence is a contemporary masterpiece at the top of Laurel Canyon off of the famed Mulholland corridor. The current owners spared no expense in completely upgrading the home inside and out. The home is 4,162 sq.ft., with each bedroom en-suite. The residence's floor and site plans are available under the FLOOR & SITE PLANS tab.
Within the walls of this spacious home: Open-concept living room and kitchen with breathtaking north-facing views, towering ceilings allow for floor to ceiling glass doors in living room, beautiful granite and hardwood floors, butler’s pantry, and views out of master and separate bedroom with private balcony overlooking the beautiful saltwater pool, complete with waterfall, gas and solar heating, and spa.
All of the bells and whistles come with this home: Keyless entry for gate and doors into the house, 200-bottle wine cellar in garage and panic room. Both inside and outside speakers and video surveillance throughout the home. Smart Home technology, too: The home’s audio and video system, pool and spa, TVs and more are fully controllable with your tablet or phone.
The backyard is an entertainer’s paradise. Light the outdoor fire pit and stoke up the Viking grill to share dinner with friends in the exterior dining area as you watch the sunset and view the city lights, or soak in either the private master patio’s above ground Jacuzzi or below ground spa. Pick from your own orchard of 25 produce trees which line the grounds below the back patio; including lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, pomegranate, avocado, pear, apple, guava, plum and mango!
All of the city’s offerings are close by—as well as the highly-desirable Wonderland School. Shopping, restaurants, and other highlights are detailed in the FEATURES and NEIGHBORHOOD tabs. And don't miss the home’s video tour under the VIDEO TOUR tab.
- Generously-sized rooms with an open floor plan
- Unobstructed views
- Heated saltwater pool and two spas
- Outdoor kitchen and fire pit
- House controllable with smart phone or tablet
- Speakers and surveillance throughout
- Screening room or recording studio option
- Private gate and keyless entry
- Butler’s panty
- Panic room in master closet
- 25 different fruit trees
- Maximum privacy
- Plenty of off-street and on-street parking
- Sought after Laurel Hills location
Schools for this property (according to LAUSD.net):
- Elementary: WONDERLAND
- Middle: HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
- High: FAIRFAX
Area highlights on the Sunset Blvd. side:
- Laurel Canyon Country Store (which delivers)
- Chateau Marmont
- Soho house
- Cafe Med
- Church Key
- Tocaya Organica
- Crunch gym
- Sunset Plaza (food, shops, yoga, massage, Equinox gym)
- Sunset Five Movie Theater
- 8500 Sunset, which features the James Hotel, new restaurants, and Fred Segal
Area highlights on the Ventura Blvd. side:
- Trader Joe's and Von's
- Gyms, yoga and pilates studios
- Restaurants include Joan's on 3rd, Mexicali Cantina, Laurel Point, Firefly, Katsuya, Tuning Fork, and Laurel Tavern
- Weekly (Sunday) Studio City Farmer's Market
Laurel Canyon is a neighborhood and canyon located in the Hollywood Hills region of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Hollywood Hills West district of Los Angeles, California. This particular property is located in the "Laurel Hills" area, just off Mulholland Drive!
Laurel Canyon is focused on its central thoroughfare, Laurel Canyon Boulevard. However, unlike other nearby canyon neighborhoods, Laurel Canyon has houses lining one side of the main street most of the way up to Mulholland Drive. There are many side roads that branch off the main canyon, but most are not through streets, reinforcing the self-contained nature of the neighborhood. Some of the main side streets are Mount Olympus, Kirkwood, Wonderland Avenue, Appian, Laurel Pass, Willow Glen, and Lookout Mountain Avenue. The zip code for a portion of the neighborhood is 90046.
Laurel Canyon Boulevard is an important North-South route between: West Hollywood, Hollywood, and Central Los Angeles; and Studio City and the eastern San Fernando Valley. The canyon's division between the two regions is defined by Mulholland Drive.
The Laurel Canyon area was inhabited by the Tongva people, a regional tribe of the indigenous peoples of California, for thousands of years. A spring-fed stream flowed year-round providing water.
The reliable water attracted colonial Spanish ranchers who started sheep grazing on the hillsides in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. After the Mexican-American War and U.S. statehood, the area was settled by Americans interested in water rights. Around the turn of the 20th century, the area was subdivided and marketed as mountain vacation properties.
Between 1912 and 1918, a trackless electric trolley bus from the Laurel Canyon Pacific Electric stop ran up the canyon from Sunset Boulevard to the base of Lookout Mountain Road, where a road house served visitors. Travel to the newly subdivided lots and cabins further up the canyon was at first made on foot or by mule. As the roads were improved access was possible by auto.
Among the famous places in Laurel Canyon are the log cabin house once owned by silent film star Tom Mix, that later became home to the Zappa clan, and another (directly across the street) that magician Harry Houdini may have inhabited.
Laurel Canyon found itself a nexus of counterculture activity and attitudes in the 1960s, becoming famous as home to many of L.A.'s rock musicians, such as Frank Zappa; Jim Morrison of The Doors; The Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; the band Love; and Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork of The Monkees. Tork's home was considered one of Laurel Canyon's biggest party houses with all night, drug-fueled, sleep-overs well attended by the hippest musicians and movie stars of the era.
John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas took inspiration from their home in Laurel Canyon in the song "Twelve Thirty" a.k.a. "Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)", released in 1967.
In 1968, John Mayall recorded and released Blues from Laurel Canyon based on his experiences on a vacation earlier that year.
Famed photographer Henry Diltz was also a resident and used the scenic Canyon backdrop for many of his historic photos of rock musicians casually socializing. Several of his photos became iconic representations of the 1960's & 1970's West Coast music scene and many others became famous album sleeve covers (such as CSN's debut album: Crosby, Stills & Nash - photographed in nearby West Hollywood).
Joni Mitchell, living in the home in the Canyon that was immortalized in the song, "Our House" (1970), written by her then-lover Graham Nash, would use the area and its denizens as inspiration for her third album, Ladies of the Canyon (1970). Crosby, Stills, and Nash first met each other in her living room.
The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix also spent time residing and recording in the canyon.
Musician J. Tillman has said that his output under the moniker Father John Misty was partly inspired by a relocation to and personal reinvention in Laurel Canyon. The song "I Went to the Store One Day," from his 2015 album I Love You, Honeybear, recounts the story of how Tillman met his wife, Emma, in the parking lot of the Laurel Canyon Country Store. Current California Governor, Jerry Brown, was also a longtime resident; at one point cohabiting with then-girlfriend, Linda Ronstadt.