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A Luxury Nest Behind Gates In L.A.’s Bird Streets Neighborhood Seeks $8.5 Million

Not every home in Los Angeles’s storied Bird Streets neighborhood comes with panoramic views and guaranteed privacy. Those that do get it right, melding the beauty of the hills above Sunset Boulevard with the peacefulness of living in a gated retreat.

The view home at 9405 Sierra Mar Place in Los Angeles is one example. The contemporary-style home has three bedrooms on two levels, including a guest suite with a private entrance on the lower level. It’s located slightly west of the streets that give the neighborhood its name.

The home’s open floor plan brings a warm, airy feel to the living and dining areas as well as the main bedroom suite with fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling glass in the double-height living room takes full advantage of south-facing views. “You can see downtown L.A., Century City, and look straight over to Oriole Drive and some Bird Streets on the next ridge,” says listing agent Patrick Fogarty of Hilton & Hyland.

Rooms on the main level lead to spacious outdoor entertaining areas. The bar in the living room opens out to the large deck with a rectangular pool and city views. The 5,000-square-foot home also has a private theater, gym and eight parking spaces.

“Contemporary hills homes can be stark,” Fogarty says. “This one has a good feel to it, offering the kind of indoor-outdoor flow people want in the hills.”

The Bird Streets—Flicker Way, Thrasher Avenue, Warbler Way and others—were named starting in the 1920s. The neighborhood is bordered by Trousdale Estates on the west, Hollywood Hills to the north and east, and Sunset Strip to the south. Blue Jay Way in particular became well-known after George Harrison stayed there in the late 1960s and wrote a song using the street name as its title.

Top celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Seinfeld and Leonardo DiCaprio have lived there over the years, according to this Forbes story. Sale prices have fetched more than $70 million because of the neighborhood’s prime location and luxury estates.

The Sierra Mar Place home is selling for $8.5 million.

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