Hollywood Heights Hammond Hip Pocket Wows With Premier Finishes

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It’s not every day you find an adorable yet sexy Hollywood Heights home smack dab in one of what many consider to be the neighborhood’s best blocks. Add the news that it’s in the Lakewood Elementary attendance zone, and suddenly your ears perk up.

So, of course, we immediately fired off an email to Realtor Joe Kacynski of David Bush Realtors to find out about his new hip pocket at 6918 Hammond Ave., right in the infamous “Hammond Cheese Society,” a group of neighbors who are responsible for the bustling social life present on the street, and in the neighborhood.

“This amazing home is over 2,020 square feet, with an additional 400 square feet of quarters over the garage,” Kacynski said, adding that “6918 Hammond is one of the exemplary homes in Hollywood Heights.”

And it’s a home that has been featured twice on the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica Home Tour and has been written about in several publications (including ours, where the home was a Friday Five Hundred in 2013).

“The front is graced by the tree canopy of a stunning live oak with professional landscaping accentuating the slate walk, slate front porch, and welcoming gas lantern,” Kacynski said.

The home is perfect for entertaining — in fact, Kacynski said it’s an “entertainer’s dream” — with several living areas in an open concept design. The kitchen opens to the family room, and both that space and the formal living room boast gorgeous fireplaces with custom finishes.

Well-maintained hardwood floors throughout bounce the light from the wall of windows and French doors, making the inside feel as open and airy as the backyard decks and pool those windows overlook.

And if you’re the type that loves entertaining, the kitchen will wow you. Finishes like stainless steel counters, custom wood cabinets, a glass block backsplash, and a beautiful antique stained glass window create a welcoming workspace, while the wine fridge and bar area, large pantry, and gas stove provide the tools you need to use it.

Throughout the home, storage is both beautiful and functional, with custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout.

The home is great for those who work from home because the third bedroom is currently an amazing office space with grasscloth wallpaper and a walk-in closet, but if that third bedroom is needed, what a swanky slumber that would be! With its full bath, the guest quarters that overlook the pool and spa could also be great office space for those that want to work from home, but out of the hustle and bustle of family life.

“It is truly a versatile floorplan,” Kacynski said.


Upstairs, a master en-suite creates a retreat that includes an oversized shower, his-and-hers closets, and built-in drawer storage.

Downstairs, the bathroom has a one-of-a-kind vessel sink and premium custom finishes.

“The details in this home are stunning,” Kacynski said. “From the wood pillars highlighting the dining room and living area to the custom ironwork, the quality of this home is unsurpassed.”

The home, which is priced at $654,000, is not in the MLS, so it is shown by appointment only.


Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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