Did you ever see the iconic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard?
George Peppard’s prior home, located at 1401 N. Ogden Drive in West Hollywood is now for sale.
Of course, it looks very different from the days when he lived there. As I was touring this 1920’s Spaulding Square, Greek Revival home, there were several rooms that caught my eye.
The features I really love about this home are the many French doors, light-filled interiors and tons of built-in bookshelves throughout. Though the interior is designed with white walls, off white trim and mostly white furniture, all that white provides a nice backdrop for the art work, wood furniture, leather chairs and rugs.
The wood furniture, leather chairs, hardwood flooring, art and rugs give the home its warmth. They are what really make it feel like a home.
This home also features one of my favorite design ideas. Can you guess what it is? The table below piled high with books is a big hint.
The dining room is also a library of sorts. I absolutely love seeing dining rooms used this way because they solve that old dilemma of having a real dining room for dinner parties but not having a room that sits empty and unused most of the time. A space like this makes a wonderful spot for reading or enjoying your book collection, even a place for kids to do homework, but it’s there when needed for dining or entertaining.
I would want to include a lot more bookcases if I had a dining room/library room in a home. It would also be nice to have a reading nook with a couple of comfy chairs and a table/lamp in between, if space allowed. Just dreaming.
If you tire of reading in the dining room/library, step through the French doors and read here on the porch or in the garden.
I’m not a huge fan of open shelving but I love the white cabinetry, the marble and the brightness of this kitchen.
Again, we see how the wood furniture and art add warmth to the mostly white design of the master bedroom.
Okay, this I would love! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a laundry room near or off the master bedroom that also doubled as a morning kitchen. There’s even a little refrigerator for storing the cream for that morning cup of coffee.
The master bath…
I think this is the other bedroom in the main home. There’s a guest cottage out back.
Let’s go inside and check out the guest cottage…
Notice how they built the bookshelves right around the windows. I like that but I would personally like to see two large windows that come down to close to the height of the sofa, instead of four teeny ones.
A loft bedroom with built-in bookshelves for the guest house.
Bookshelves on both sides…great way to make use of that dead space where the roof line comes down.
When your guest awake, they can take a morning dip in the pool.
See any features you would love in a home? Would you use a morning kitchen if you had one? What do you think about a room doubling as dining room and library?
For a very different celebrity home tour, check out the former home of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard here: Clark Gable & Carole Lombard’s Romantic Palm Spring’s Home
You’ll find additional pictures of this home that once belonged to George Peppard HERE where these pictures were found.