Rodeo Realty's Sherman Oaks agent Jeff Hartman lists home of Emmy-winning composer John Henry Kreitler


American Emmy-winning composer and songwriter John Henry Kreitler and his wife, Emmy-nominated vocalist/percussionist Patsy Meyer, have put their home in Los Angeles on the market for $1,299,000. Jeff Hartman of Rodeo Realty Sherman Oaks holds the listing, 12309 Emelita Street.The home has been featured in DIGS magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

The French Country Gated Estate is perfect for entertaining and nestled on an expansive double lot in Valley Village, offering tons of charm and natural light throughout. The inviting entryway leads you into the lovely foyer where you’ll experience the living room with bay windows and an oversized fireplace, perfect for catching up with guests unwinding after a long day or curling up with your favorite book.


The home is centered around the Open Concept Style Chef’s Kitchen that features a quaint and casual eating area, gorgeous custom red marbled granite counter tops with a large center island and prep sink, Top of the Line Appliances including a Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Farmhouse Apron Sink and even a ‘Chicago Pot Filler’ above your ‘Wolf’ Counter Top Range. The open kitchen flows beautifully into the enchanting pitched roof dining room and into the warm and comfy family room with fireplace; here you’ll catch your first view of the spacious backyard with shimmering pool, lush grounds with arbor and old-fashioned brick bbq.

The luxury master suite offers plenty of privacy, a large walk-in closet, and a Master Bath with exquisite mosaic tile work, custom designed dual vanities, an oversized frameless shower enclosure, and a jetted Jacuzzi bath set decadently in front of a fireplace. The home also features two additional good-sized en suite bedrooms, one of which has a wood-burning fireplace and French Doors that open up to the pool.

The property also boasts a nearly 900 sqft. light and bright Open Concept Guest House/Mother-In-Law Suite with separate entrance, vaulted wood ceilings, kitchenette, ¾ bath, walk-in closet, in-unit washer and dryer, independent HVAC System, and French Doors that open to the pool.

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In addition, there is an approximate 1000 sqft. State-Of-The-Art Recording Studio, ideal for music recording, film editing, and post-production. There is a large control mix room, spacious isolation booth for drums, vocals, VO, etc., and a separate machine room for equipment noise isolation. It includes a separate office (also wired for live recording) with built-in cabinets and storage, and underground cabling for video and audio feeds to booth, control and office. The studio has its own kitchen, bathroom and private patio, and off-street, gated parking can accommodate several vehicles. The studio was constructed in the original 4-car garage on the property and is separate and detached from the main residence. It has it’s own separate electrical supply and breakers, and separate HVAC system. Constructed as a ‘room within a room’ and using technology and materials from Acoustic Science Corporation. As a result, the studio has excellent sound isolation and acoustics.

The property also has a separate storage room adjacent to the studio and an outside storage area that includes large shed for additional storage.

The ten-time Emmy-winner’s credits as a composer include scores, songs, incidental, and source music for numerous TV shows such as, “Friends,” “Homicide,” “Melrose Place,” “Saturday Night Live,” and several daytime dramas and the European series, “Riviera.”

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To read the LA Times article on this property, click HERE.

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