Musician and pop musicologist Michael Feinstein has relisted his sprawling Los Angeles estate with a significant price reduction: the property is now asking $18.895 million. That’s down a cool $7 million. But it’s unlikely that Feinstein is feeling the sting of that slash too keenly; he and his husband paid just $2.5 million for the estate in 1998.
The home’s strongly expressed Tudor Revival architecture stands out prominently, even among its rarified neighbors. The grand 15,400-square-foot home was constructed in 1926, and its history includes a stint as a Russian consulate.
Within, the six-bedroom brick home could still cow a seasoned diplomat. Its grand, double-height entrance gallery is accented with hand-carved woodwork, hardwood floors, and a sparkling chandelier. As the home unfolds from that entry point, it sustains its majestic living style. Under Feinstein’s ownership, the previously unfinished third floor was completed; it now contains an office, a wet bar, a movie theater, and storage space.
A gym, a wine cellar, and a guesthouse are also notable features of this property. And, the lot is a beaut. It’s landscaped in a profoundly romantic style that invites discovery, with water features, statues, an outdoor fireplace, and a swimming pool all ensconced in this lush, green corner of Los Feliz.