This home’s movie-industry owners have created an urban garden/micro farm sanctuary with a large garden of herbs, vegetables, many fruit trees, and chickens. Just a short drive from Ventura Boulevard’s restaurants and shops lies this hidden jewel, a lovely ranch-style farmhouse, sitting on over a half-acre of completely fenced-off land.
Nestled under a huge ginkgo tree, the 2,038-square-foot house on a 22,000-square-foot-plus lot was built in 1948 and renovated in 2015. Using only high quality materials, the owners created a modern and open living space while carefully preserving the historic character.
The property at 7235 Forbes Avenue in Los Angeles’ Lake Balboa neighborhood is the exclusive listing of Phil Missig in our Beverly Hills office, with a $1,099,000 asking price. The current owners are Roel Reiné, award-winning director, and Iris Stobbelaar, writer, actress, make-up artist, and producer.
With a generous and central living room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this single-level home has beautiful wooden floors and exquisite design details. The large and alluring custom-built kitchen, with high-end stainless-steel appliances, overlooks the spacious front garden and naturally flows into the dining room. The property boasts a separate 475-square-foot soundproof studio/theater with skylights and high ceilings.
French doors open onto the shaded deck where residents can enjoy early-morning coffee or put their feet up in the afternoon. A cobblestone-like path leads from the house to the soundproof studio/theater that features skylights and soaring ceilings. Next to it sits the oversized two-car finished garage that could also serve as a potential pool house. It features French doors opening directly onto the spacious terrace and majestic pool.
With its large Baja-shelf entrance, the pool offers plenty of space for small kids to play safely in the water, or for adults to relax on a lounge chair under an umbrella after swimming some laps. At the rear of the property, tucked away and hidden by roses and grapevines, sits a large storage unit. There also is a chicken coop, a vegetable garden, and a giant treehouse deck with a view. To top it all off, there is still room left to build a tennis/sport court.
Roel Reiné is an award-winning director from the Netherlands, whose works include multiple feature films and television series for Universal, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Lionsgate, Netflix, Disney+, Starz, Showtime and many more.
Iris Stobbelaar, born in Amsterdam, is an actress, makeup artist, and producer known for her work on “Drifter,” “Blackwater Valley Exorcism,” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
Phil is a hands-on, humble, no-nonsense, dynamic real estate agent. His stellar reputation has been built upon a 20-year real estate career. He has facilitated countless sellers, buyers and investors transactions throughout Los Angeles. Phil is a trusted adviser to those who need real estate help and a friend to those who have worked with him.