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344 @ 433

April 17th, 2010

Daniel Pontius

Lady Mendl said that in her house “After All” she found what she wanted : the ugliest house in Beverly Hills. She made it beautiful. It is what you think of when you look at this, admit. Architectural questionable but brilliant.

For reasons I won’t go into except to say, who knew Ford bought Volvo,  I’ve been doing a lot of bike riding lately. Earlier in the week I rode by 344 Rimpau not far from my absolute favorite house on Hudson.

According to the website 344 Rimpau is a:

Unique gated 1964 compound with a large and dramatic 5 bedroom 1-story main house in original condition. A huge entertainment pavilion with kitchen, sitting area, and large gym and bath. 2 bedroom Guest House over a spacious 2 car garage and a large glamorous pool. Many original details include mirrors, hand-painted ceilings and walls, and crystal chandeliers. The main house also has large family room with bar, library, and breakfast room. Property has parking for up to 20 cars. A top Hancock Park location. 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathroom. Offered at: $2,885,000.

I find 344 disjointed and in need of order, but it has many moments that delight, how could I have been passing it by? I must have been dreaming about my Tudor on Hudson that backs up to the golf course. Maybe it was the green trim that made me, LOOK AWAY! But suddenly there it was: struck by those palm trees and expression of an elegant awkwardness. Keep in mind that Lady M also said that she believed in optimism and plenty of white paint–the listing website  has more interior shots–let’s vote on our favorite because,  I’m in love! 

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