Walt Disney’s Enchanting Storybook Mansion in Los Feliz Can Now Be Yours for $40,000 a Month. Immerse Yourself in Living History and Unleash Your Creativity in the Magical Home That Inspired Disney’s Most Beloved Characters.
Step into the captivating world of Walt Disney‘s imagination with the extraordinary opportunity to lease his renowned Storybook Mansion. Nestled in the heart of Los Feliz, this historic residence, where Disney himself raised his daughters and drew inspiration for iconic characters like Snow White, Mary Poppins, and Winnie the Pooh, is now available for $40,000 per month through Chase Campen at Compass. Owned by the visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov since 2011, the property has not only fueled his creativity but also served as the backdrop for his latest project, a graphic novel and movie script centered around fictional Disney characters.
Designed by the acclaimed architect Frank Crowhurst, Walt Disney’s Storybook Mansion is an exquisite blend of various architectural styles, including French Provincial, French Country Tudor, and Neo-Gothic. Boasting four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a host of luxurious amenities, this magical estate sits atop a gated drive with parking for up to 10 cars. As you enter the property, you are greeted by a captivating rotunda entrance leading to a grand two-story living room, flanked by two wings that beckon exploration.
The meticulously restored interiors showcase a seamless fusion of timeless period elements and contemporary conveniences, catering to the demands of modern living. The crown jewel of the home is undoubtedly the two-story vaulted ceiling living room, adorned with exquisite leaded windows that frame mesmerizing views of the meticulously landscaped yard and the sprawling cityscape beyond. Additionally, a meticulously preserved home theater, where Walt Disney himself watched dailies of his productions, retains its original design while incorporating modern updates. The theater’s original screen remains intact, further immersing you in the storied legacy of this enchanting property.
Situated on an acre of land, Walt Disney’s Storybook Mansion offers an unparalleled outdoor experience. Stroll along the well-landscaped walkways that wind through the park-like grounds, take a refreshing dip in the inviting pool, or savor an alfresco meal in the charming trellis-covered dining area. The meticulously maintained outdoor spaces provide the perfect setting for relaxation, inspiration, and indulgence.
Chase Campen, the Compass real estate agent representing the property, explains, “This property was carefully chosen by Walt Disney as the place to raise his family, coinciding with the transformation of Disney Studios from a fledgling enterprise to an entertainment giant. Set on an acre of land with breathtaking outdoor space and city views, its historical significance adds to the magical mystique that permeates every corner of this remarkable residence.”
The Los Angeles real estate market, particularly in the coveted areas of Los Feliz and the Hollywood Hills, remains vibrant, characterized by limited inventory and high demand. Despite rising interest rates, the pricing of properties like Walt Disney’s Storybook Mansion has remained stable, owing to the insatiable appetite of buyers and renters alike for these extraordinary homes. Act swiftly to secure your chance to reside in this captivating abode, as opportunities like this are rare and fleeting.
Property Description: In a city teeming with creative geniuses, this exceptional home stands as a testament to the brilliance of Walt Disney himself. Acquiring the land upon which this house was built, Disney sought to create a haven for his wife and two daughters, while his animation studio continued to thrive. The majestic residence rests atop a private, gated drive with ample parking for 10 cars. As you enter through the rotunda entrance, you are immediately transported into a realm of magic and wonder, welcomed by the awe-inspiring two-story living room adorned with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls, a brick fireplace, and original leaded windows that offer captivating views of the backyard, pool, and the gleaming downtown Los Angeles skyline.
The home effortlessly marries modern convenience with the timeless charm of yesteryear. One wing of the house leads to an elegant dining room with French doors that open to the outside, while an artisanally painted ceiling graces the space, interlaced with beams. From there, a stunning eat-in kitchen awaits, complete with a center island, high-end stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, custom cabinets, a walk-in pantry, and stained glass windows. This harmonious blend of modernity and old-world warmth creates a perfect atmosphere for culinary delights and cherished family moments.
On the opposite wing of the living room, you will discover the intact home theater, where Walt Disney himself watched the daily progress of his productions. Blending the original elements with modern technology, this space serves as a testament to the home’s storied past and its ongoing legacy. A tastefully appointed powder room completes this wing, ensuring that every aspect of comfort and convenience is catered to.
Ascending the stairs, you will find the spacious primary suite, situated above the theater, offering breathtaking city views, ample closet space, and a lavishly adorned bathroom featuring dual vanities, a generously sized dual-head shower, an exquisite centerpiece tub, and period tile that echoes the home’s rich history. The other wing on the upper level features two generous guest bedrooms, thoughtfully designed and accompanied by a well-appointed bathroom. A sunlit family room with vaulted ceilings and access to a former sleeping porch completes the second floor, providing an ideal space for a home office or gym.
Beyond the walls of this magnificent abode lies an outdoor oasis that must be seen to be believed. Meandering through the well-landscaped walkways, you’ll discover lush green lawns, a sparkling pool, and a charming trellis-covered outdoor dining area. Additionally, a separate area offers an expansive private park, allowing for endless possibilities and moments of tranquility amidst nature’s embrace.
Additional Information: Walt Disney cherished this home like no other, residing within its walls from 1932 to 1950. It was here that he raised his beloved daughters and found inspiration for timeless characters, such as Snow White. The property still houses Diane and Sharon Disney’s original playhouse, a cherished reminder of the family’s joyous moments. Reflecting the profound impact his daughters had on his creative journey, Walt named two bedrooms after them, Diane and Sharon, which became the birthplace of Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh. Affectionately referred to as Disney’s Storybook Mansion or Storybook Cottage, this iconic residence invites you to embark on an extraordinary adventure where living history intertwines seamlessly with the modern conveniences and comforts that you desire.
Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to reside in Walt Disney’s remarkable Storybook Mansion and immerse yourself in the magic and wonder that have captivated the hearts of millions around the world. Contact Chase Campen at Compass today and let the enchantment begin.
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