Hancock Park is a magnificent residential area of Los Angeles famous for some of the most architecturally significant homes ever built in Los Angeles. It is a lovely community with beautiful tree-lined streets, the wonderful Wilshire Country Club with a stream running through it and spacious 2 story English, Mediterranean, Spanish, French, Colonial and Traditional homes built in the 1910’s and 1920’s on large lots. Many still have the lovely original details which have made these homes famous… including massive entrance halls, gracious formal living & dining rooms, tiger eye hardwood floors, gorgeous original tile baths, intricate moldings, leaded glass windows and many, many other exquisite details.
The area generally referred to as Hancock Park includes the following 3 Large Estate Areas… all equally desirable depending only on personal preferences.
The 3 Large Estate Areas:
Hancock Park – From Highland Ave (W) to Rossmore Ave (E) & from Melrose (N) to Wilshire (S). Became a Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in 2008. Comprised of approx. 1200 Homes, it was named for G. Allan Hancock who developed it in the 1920’s. His master plan included concrete streets, rear utility lines and homes no closer than 50 ft. from the curb. Homes were built in primarily Classical Revival Spanish, Mediterranean, Colonial & Tudor styles with many designed by prominent architects.
Windsor Square – From Arden (W) to Van Ness (E) & Beverly Blvd (N) to Wilshire Blvd (S). Was the 1st HPOZ in the area in 2004. Developed beginning in 1911…earlier than Hancock Park…and eventually by several developers. The homes were built in Craftsman, Beaux Arts and Classical Revival Styles. All streets were paved & utilities were underground. One section of Windsor Square opened in 1913 and another in 1920.
Fremont Place – Private gated community of 73 homes from Muirfield Rd (W) to Lucerne Blvd (E) & from Wilshire Blvd (N) and Olympic Blvd (S). Streets are private and owners own to the middle of the street. The 1st home was built in 1915.
Other desirable Neighborhoods Nearby:
Brookside – From Highland Ave (W) to Muirfield Rd (E) & from Wilshire Blvd (N) and Olympic Blvd (S). Named for the natural stream that runs in the large backyards of some of the homes on Longwood Ave. First developed in 1921.
Windsor Village – From Lucerne Blvd (W) to Crenshaw (E) & form Wilshire Blvd (N) and Olympic Blvd (S) HPOZ in 2008. Developed later in the 1920’s and 1930’s and prized at that time for its location near Wilshire Blvd and public transportation.