L.A. Cultural Historic Monument 204, the Franz Lederer hacienda and ranch, has come on the market for $10,350,000.
Originally formed from an old Spanish land grant of 270 acres of fertile farmland, the property now sits on a 6.7 acre knoll in West Hills. The monastery-mission-style home was begun by Lederer in 1934, designed after California Missions San Luis Rey and Santa Ynez.
The main house surrounds a brick-paved courtyard with a fountain and galleries on three sides. The 1,000-square-foot living room features a vaulted heavy beam ceiling and special Spanish flooring, large arched windows and a massive hearth. Architectural Digest called the large dining room “rustic splendor” mixing “the ornate with the simple and the rugged with the intricate.”
A stained glass window leads to the east wing with an informal pub room. There are six bedrooms and five baths in the main house. A private road winds through pasture land to a separate two-unit guest house, quarry and gardens.
Representing the seller are Mike Deasey and Sean Vandygriff of Deasy Penner & Partners.