Amy Cimetta, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

971 SAN PASCUAL Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Listing Price: $3,999,999

Status: Active

Bedrooms: 11

Baths: 6

Sqft: 4,915

Lot Size: 27,228

Listing ID: 22167941

Listing Key Numeric: 369117166

County: Los Angeles

Year Built: 1923

Property Type: Residential

Sub Type: Single Family Residence

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In 1998, Alain Betrancourt, a cinematographer, welder, carpenter, and chef acquired the 27,000 square foot lot at 971 San Pascual Avenue. The next 24 years was a relentless dedication to preserving, constructing and restoring this Highland Park compound/retreat into something out of a Whitman poem. The result is a flourishing natural ecosystem with multiple residences, a workshop, a tree house, a movable tiny-home encased in stainless steel, a wine cellar, an outdoor river rock fireplace and over 150 carefully selected trees and fauna. The main residence offers the user a flexibility to create interdependent living quarters, studio spaces and a commercial grade kitchen depending on the needs at the time. The compound has been featured in publications, over 60 commercial shoots and has entertained countless guests from around the world. Much of the magic at 971 San Pascual stems from Mr. Betrancourt's love of architecture and nature which can be felt in how the residences are situated alongside the permaculture and native wildlife. Each structure has been poured over with engineer-like precision paying homage to the old-world craftsmanship of the property's original owner, John C. Pfaucht (a builder with Greene & Greene who built the original bungalow for himself in 1923) with attention to privacy and sight-lines. The grounds are park-like and woodsy with a variety of fruit trees, leafy greens and herbs thriving around each bend of the many walking paths. Mr. Betrancourt's French sensibility around the importance of seasonality, high quality organic food and the company of others literally guided his hands to cultivate a communal farm to table lifestyle that is ready to be enjoyed by the next steward of 971 San Pascual Avenue.

Primary Features

Cooling Type: Central Air

County: Los Angeles

Heating Type: Central

MLS Area Major: 632 - Highland Park

Special Listing Conditions: Standard

View Type: Trees/Woods

Year Built: 1923

Zoning: LAR1


Association: n

Land Lease: n

Laundry Features: Washer Included,Dryer Included,Individual Room

Laundry: y

Lease Considered: n

Lot Size Units: Square Feet

Property Attached: n

Property Sub Type: Square Feet

Senior Community: n

Well Report: n

Interior Features

Appliances: y

Bathrooms Full And Three Quarter: 6

Common Walls: No Common Walls

Cooling: y

Fireplace Features: Wood Burning, See Through, Kitchen

Fireplace: y

Garage Spaces: 0

Heating: y

Room Type: Retreat, Bonus Room, Loft, Guest/Maid's Quarters, Wine Cellar

Spa: n

Sprinklers: n

Stories: 2

External Features

Attached Garage: n

Fence: n

Lot Size Square Feet: 27,228

Parking Total: 4

Parking: y

Patio: n

Pool Features: None

Private Pool: n

View: y

Location Information

Country: US

Amy Cimetta

Amy Cimetta

Broker Associate, MBA


License: 01774767

Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

2501 N. Sepulveda Blvd, 2nd Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.542.9054 direct

310.428.8804 cell

“I have bought and sold many houses and Amy is the best agent I've ever had.”

-Jeannette Christensen
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