October 14, 202310am – 12pm Join architectural historian Eleanor Schrader and realtor/architectural author Bret Parsons for a spectacular tour of the historic enclaves of greater Hancock Park. Our double-decker bus will guide us down streets filled with beautiful homes as we reveal secrets that illuminate this coveted neighborhood. We’ll regale you with details about its…

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654 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

From “The Historical Observer”Fall 1982 The Mediterranean-style residence of Mr. Hal Halverstadt and Mr. David Williams was built in 1927 by Mrs. Lillie N. McCusker who lived there until her death.  The dramatic house, designed by John DeLario, an unheralded Los Angeles architect of the 1920s, was then passed to McCusker’s relatives, Maud N. Wilson and…

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450 So. June Street, Hancock Park

This residence was built in 1928 for Erle Leaf, a well-known contractor.  Only one other couple,Madalyn and James Vai, owned the home (from 1952 to 1957) before they sold it to Her Majesty’sGovernment. Wallace Neff, a leading architect from Pasadena, designed the home translating the best ofMediterranean style to comfortable livability and serene use of…

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667 So. June Street, Hancock Park

The property on which this magnificent home sits was originally owned by Mr. G. Allan Hancock.  The parcel was sold by Hancock in 1924 to Mr. Thomas H Birchall. Birchall applied for building permits in 1927.  His address on the permits was 4429 Victoria Park Drive, Los Angeles. Upon completion in 1929, he sold it…

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102 No. Norton Avenue, New Windsor Square

Show Real Estate Mogul Gilbert S Wright Owing The Property

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 2004 Although tax records show real estate mogul Gilbert S. Wright owing this property from 1912-1915, the permits to build the house and garage were taken out in 1914 under the name of Arthur Jones, the owner of record between 1915 and 1918. No architect is credited with either structure,…

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100 No. Irving Boulevard, New Windsor Square

The Larchmont Chronicle First Street and Irving Boulevard

From “The Larchmont Chronicle” June 2016 by Richard Battaglia The 3,564 square foot house at the corner of First Street and Irving Boulevard sits on a 10,396 square foot lot, and is nestled, or more to the point, hidden, on a quiet corner. For years one of the most identifying items of this northeast corner…

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605 So. Plymouth Boulevard, Windsor Square

Awesome Plymouth Boulevard Windsor Square

Built in 1906 by architect Arthur Heineman, the three-story home at 605 So. Plymouth Boulevard is an excellent example of the California Craftsman style. The home, originally in downtown Los Angeles, was moved in the 1920s by John Bullock to property he owned between Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard on Plymouth.  Bullock, founder of the department…

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419 So. Lorraine Avenue, Windsor Square

Amazing Property Lorraine Avenue Windsor Square

“Sunshine Hill” is the name given to the Greek Revival estate originally designed for Mrs. Jeanette Donovan by architect Theodore Eisen in 1913. Built of sold California redwood, the house is a rare example in this area of the Classical Revival style so widely imitated on the west coast at the turn of the century. The exterior…

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404 So. Irving Boulevard, Windsor Square

A Two Story Mediterranean House

Built in 1919, the Golay home is a two-story Mediterranean house with 4,888 square foot of living space including 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. In the foyer of the house are Directoire style sconces and a Chippendale settee.  The house features a French chandelier of crystal and gilt in the dining room and yellow silk…

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435 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

Take A Look At Rimpau Boulevard Hancock Park

This English style home was designed by architect John C. Austin and built by Joseph Elmer Carr for his investor son, Brenton Stanley Carr, who was married to Margaret Cuzner Carr.  Margaret’s father was a partner in Kerckhoff-Cuzner Lumber, which supplied materials for this residence. The home has leaded glass windows and steel sashes brought…

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