Los Angeles – and largely most of California – is filled with beautiful vegetation. From palm tree-lined streets to jacaranda tree blossoms, Los Angeles has no shortage of lush landscaping. If you desire more than just a glimpse of greenery, check out these neighborhoods (with homes for sale) near Los Angeles’ most notable public gardens.
1. 708 Forest Green Drive
Located less than 10 minutes from Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, 708 Forest Green Drive is situated on a highly-coveted cul-de-sac near the year-round urban retreat with internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular season horticultural displays.
Listed for $4,988,000, this custom-built home boasts luxury finishes and awe-inspiring views from Downtown to the ocean. A majestic entry greets you with a double staircase and soaring ceiling. Entertain in the formal dining room boasting windows overlooking the views and cook to your heart’s content in the spacious chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, center island, breakfast nook & more. The sumptuous master bedroom boasts elegant cove ceilings, a balcony, fireplace and en-suite bath with soaker tub, glass shower and dual vanities. Additional home features include elevator,4 car garage, theater, game room & bar, and more. Relish the panoramic views in the home’s backyard with a sparkling pool, tranquil spa, multiple areas for lounging and/or al fresco dining. The home is listed by Sally Forster Jones of Compass and Larisa Liasova of CORE Real Estate Group.
2. 1110 Benedict Canyon Dr
Minutes from the famed Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills, a unique historic estate and cultural jewel, 1110 Benedict Canyon Drive is walking distance to the beautiful six-acre garden. Currently on the market for $7,259,000, this stunning John Woolf inspired home is a fusion of Old Hollywood charm and classic sophistication with an edgy modern twist. The entry offers a dramatic stairway, two-story ceiling and striking chandelier. The kitchen is wonderfully appointed with Carrera Marble counters, custom wood cabinetry, cleanly tiled backsplash and stainless appliances. A beautiful pool and covered cabana are an added bonus to the lush, parklike grounds.
3. 900 Moraga Dr
A mile from The Getty Center, 900 Moraga Drive is an impressive home with the most exquisite attention to detail. Located in sought-after Bel Air, the prestigious estate is nestled on a tree-lined street with a dramatic entry. Soaring ceilings, French Arched Windows and an impressive open floor plan is carried throughout the home. A serene outdoor area is the perfect entertainment space with built in cooking grounds wrapped in sitting areas with a fire pit. Privacy evoked by lavish greenery completes the oasis with a zero-edge pool, grassy pads and secluded terraces. The home is listed for $4,595,000.
4. 522 Bradford Street
A Classic, shuttered California Colonial by architect H. Palmer Sabin is situated on one of southwest Pasadena’s most popular drives and minutes to the Arlington Garden. Extensively redesigned interiors accentuate the home’s original quality and updated details, including deep moldings, French doors, exposed hardwood floors, window seats, custom handcrafted designer lighting fixtures, and much more. The home features a beamed and vaulted ceiling kitchen with open butler’s pantry, fabulous master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, private library/sitting room with fireplace and private balcony overlooking the rear grounds, plus formal living and dining rooms, den and family room. In addition to a pool and spa, the property features a pool house, inviting covered and open patio areas with raised hearth outdoor fireplace, and built-in barbecue with warming drawer. The property is listed at $4,495,000.