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Lloyd Wright's Runyon Canyon Headley - Handley House

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[Picture 5 via Parmelee Geology; Picture 6 via the City; Picture 7 via The Story of Hollywood]

Here's something you don't see often in a listing: "The 4.74 acre property is zoned for horses." This is Lloyd Wright's Headley - Handley House in the middle of Runyon Canyon, a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument since 1992. It's about all that was built of the Huntington Hartford Play Resort and Sports Club and Cottage Group Center, the Frank Lloyd Wright and son-designed country club and hotel commissioned by A&P heir Hartford. 1940s NIMBYs stopped that plan, and now here's where things get a little murky.

According The Story of Hollywood, "As a consolation, Hartford got [Lloyd Wright] to design a pool pavilion on the hill above his house. After Errol Flynn was thrown out of his Mulholland home for failure to pay alimony, he lived in the pavilion. Flynn threw wild parties there regularly." But an old LA Times story refers to the pool house as "ruins," and Wikipedia says it burned down to its foundation in 1972. Is this a second building? Anyone? Anyway, confused history aside, this pyramidal house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 360 views, a grotto pool, a corral, and a very convenient place to walk your dog. It last sold in 2006 for $2.999 million. Now it's asking $4.2 million.
· 3003 RUNYON CANYON Rd [Redfin]

Runyon Canyon

2001 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Headley - Handley House

3003 Runyon Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA