05/19/2011 12:15 pm ET | Updated Jul 19, 2011

Van Griffith Residence Hits Market For $4.875 Million

Via Curbed LA: The Los Feliz estate known as the Van Griffith Residence has just hit the market for $4.875 million. The home was built by the son of Griffith Park benefactor Griffith J. Griffith in 1925 and features six bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The .79 acre compound features a main house and a guest house, both of which are tucked away behind a long, double-gated driveway for added privacy. The main home features a rooftop deck, speak-easy, wine room, and state-of-the-art security system. Outside, the guesthouse sits next to the swimming pool and spa, and the property includes a generous amount of manicured lawns, a loggia with an outdoor fireplace, barbecue, and views of downtown LA, as well as the Griffith Observatory and Park. The Montecito-style estate also has room for ten cars.

Photos by Patricia Ruben and William MacCollum, courtesy of the official listing with Patricia Ruben, Sotheby's Int'l Rlty-Los Feliz.