801 Chestnut Ave



3BR  •  2BA

1,468 sq ft



Rare masterpiece w/ timeless European vibe on oversized lot in trendy Highland Park. Don't let the dreamy storybook Arroyo stone fool you - this 3BR/2BA, 1922 bungalow has undergone an entirely stunning transformation. New improvements include roof, plumbing, 200 amp electrical panel, tankless water heater, & HVAC w/ Nest thermostat. Upon entry you'll be instantly wowed by the soaring, vaulted ceilings, abundant natural light, custom wood windows & doors, beautiful oak floors & impressive bespoke details like the exposed steel I-beam. Spacious open-concept living/dining space has it all: wood burning fireplace, designer light fixtures & hardware, new kitchen w/ custom cabinets, open shelving, limestone countertops, and Bertazzoni & Bosch appliances. Tucked quietly in rear of home are three generous bedrooms, lovely guest bath, laundry & ample storage. Primary master suite boasts walk-in closet, fabulous ensuite bath w/ custom vanity & French doors leading out to a picture-perfect private yard. Discover a peaceful oasis full of lush green grass, pea gravel pathways, drought tolerant landscaping, fruit tree orchard & farm-to-table vegetable/herb garden. Dine al fresco and then cozy up w/ a glass of wine around the fire pit. Detached, finished garage w/ additional development plans to build a 2BR/2.5BA ADU or addl units included. A very special opportunity!

Home Potential

Owner has plans to build a 2BR/2.5BA (1200sq ft) ADU, with an open balcony & downtown views, and an attached 3-car garage that could be converted into a 3rd residence below the ADU, as an additional studio/bonus space.


This large corner lot location allows for versatility and multiple residences per small lot subdivision. The value of the land, along with a completely remodeled structure is immense. Its corner location and flexibility for multiple designs to accommodate the ease of entry. Should a buyer consider this investment, they can rent out the existing structure while they go through the process. These homes can go upwards of a million dollars each.


All permits are active & ADU plans are pending approval.



One resident captures the neighborhood perfectly by describing it as  “… (having) just enough grit to give it that New York in the early 90s excitement. You feel like you are part of a movement of creativity living here.” And with a steady stream of boutiques, foodie attracting restaurants, and décor driven store fronts it’s no surprise it was crowned LA’s greatest neighborhood.*


Highland Park has a long history filled with art, agriculture, architecture, and an ethnically diverse mix of Angelenos. Today the rapidly gentrifying hipster haven has become a must-visit for foodies and historic home buffs.


Our favorite hot spots include Hippo and Triple Beam Pizza by Chefs Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina, Highland Park Wine by the team behind Everson Royce Bar and Silver Lake Wine, Peruvian hotspot Rosty, Romanian comfort food at Parsnip, Taiwanese at Joy, vegetarian delights at Kitchen Mouse, huaraches at El Huarache Azteca, cruffins at Mr. Holmes Bakeshop, coffee at Go Get ‘Em Tiger, bowling at Highland Park Bowl and puppetry at the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Most of these restaurants are open for take-out during Covid times. And we look forward to the time we can enjoy social gatherings again in all our favorite neighborhood spots.


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Rendering of proposed ADU and existing structure.

Highland Park Neighborhood

List of Upgrades

· Nest Thermostat

· Ring Doorbell

· Custom Kitchen Cabinets

· Limestone Kitchen Countertop

· Eat in island

· Bosch Range + Dishwasher

· Bertazzoni Fridge

· Custom Wood Bathroom Vanity

· Custom Wood Windows

· Custom Wood Door

· Steel Structural Beam

· Designer Tiles in Restrooms

· Designer Light Fixtures

· Designer Hardware

· Wood-Burning Fireplace

· W/D Hook-up

· Engineered Oak Flooring

· New Roof

· Vaulted Living Room Ceilings

· Walk-in Master Closet

· Integrated Landscape Sprinkler Systems

· Drought Tolerant Front Landscaping

  with Lush Grass in Rear Yard

· Vegetable Garden + Fruit Trees

· Finished Garage/Bonus Space

· New 200-amp Electrical Panel

· New Plumbing

· New Tank-less Water Heater





To schedule an appointment email us at


Katharine Deering


The Kostrey Collection

Nourmand & Associates


(310) 382-4908 Cell

(323) 462-6262 Office­





​DRE #01934262

Jennifer E. Eckert


Eckert Realty

Nourmand & Associates


(323) 543-3697­






​DRE #01512045

John Kostrey


The Kostrey Collection

Nourmand & Associates


(310) 621-4341 Cell

(323) 785-7545 Office­





​DRE #01729039