“I never really loved Los Angeles until I lived here,” admits former Torontonian Shereen Arazm. With a stunning two-storey Spanish Colonial Revival-style home and a garden bursting with pudgy pomegranates, glossy avocados, a regal fig tree, wild strawberries and an organic vegetable patch complete with a selection of herbs, it’s easy to imagine how this place could literally grow on you.
After owning abodes in Florida and on LA’s storied Mulholland Drive, Shereen and her husband, Oren Koules, along with their daughters, six-month-old Neve and Sam, 4, and Oren’s son, 17-year-old Miles, made the move to Hancock Park, an affluent area dating back to the 1920s. “Hancock Park is very much a neighbourhood like you’d find in Toronto. Before, we were up in the hills with no sidewalks and it didn’t feel as family oriented. This house has really changed my perspective,” she says.
Shereen is smitten with the eight-bedroom