Thursday, June 27, 2013

Peter Nolan Residence, Norstrom & Anderson, Architect 1930

Spanish Colonial Revival style residence, designed by Norstram & Anderson, Architect 1930. Film Director Paul Thomas Anderson purchased the house in 2001 along with his girlfriend singer-songwriter Fiona Apple. Anderson is often considered one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation; his credits include Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and There Will Be Blood (2007). Fiona Apple received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1996 for her debut album, Tidal. The house was purchase in 2003 by television actor Jason Priestly. He is best known as the righteous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and for his current role starring as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz.

The 5 bedroom, six bath house in 4500 sq. currently (June 2013) on the market listed for sale for . $3,995,000 and described in the listing as "classic example of Los Angeles Spanish architecture features exquisite Art Deco details, exquisite tile work, wrought iron fixtures and stunning ceiling details sweep you into a glamorous golden era. The master suite features a walk-in closet and original tile bathroom. The property also features hardwood floors, custom hardware, a steam room, gym, French doors opening on to sun-drenched balconies, and an exquisite Deco movie theater worthy of a Hollywood premiere. Lovingly restored and upgraded, the lush canyon views and private yard with pool, spa and full kitchen, round out this beautiful and rare offering.

Located at 2459 Park Oak Drive in the Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Alice & Webster Miller Residence, E. P. Chapton, Architect 1927

Alice and Webster Miller’s son-in-law Elmer Ralphs, lived here in 1930 . Ralphs was a great grandson of Walter Ralphs, Founder of the Ralphs Grocery chain in 1873. Ralphs was living with his in-laws while another home was being built for him at 2401 Nottingham Avenue. Located at 4941 Finley Avenue in Los Feliz Village.

B.F,. Warner Triplex, H. J. Knauer, Architect 1938

Prolific architect H. J. Knauer designed the Colonial Revival style triplex for B.F. Warner in 1938. Located at 1957-1961 N, Kenmore Avenue in the Los Feliz Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Sam Sharpe Triplex, Max Maltzman, Architect 1928

Architect Max Maltman designed the Spanish Revival style triplex for owner Sam Sharpe in 1928. Located at 1977 Kenmore Avenue in Los Feliz Village.

La Pyrenees Los Feliz, Theodore Starrett, Architect 1929

Architect Theodore Starrett designed the Spanish Mediterranean style apartment building with Moorish influences for owner Jack Kinder (some sources spell the name "Kiuder") in 1929. It was the first major building in the area, originally operating as an apartment-hotel. The construction was somewhat of an engineering feat; the 18 suites are terraced in five stories on a street-to-street lot with the rear units and parking garage cascading down the hill to Palmerston Place.

Located at 1939 N. Kenmore Avenue in the Los Feliz Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Chateau Delaware, Arthur W. Hawes, Architect 1939

Architect Arthur W. Hawes designed the Chateau Delaware in a French Normandy style for M. Rosenthal in 1939. Located at 1921 North Kenmore Avenue in the Los Feliz Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Cates Apartments, Paul R. Williams 1930

Architect Paul Revere Williams designed the Spanish Colonial Revival style 8-unit apartment complex in 1930 for A.P. Cates. Located at 1972-1974 N. Palmerston Place in the Los Feliz Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.