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Inside a Gothic Wonderland at a Hollywood Complex Built By Cecil B. DeMille

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Welcome to House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours the lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes of regular Angelenos. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line with a few photos and details about your place.


Photos by Wonho Frank Lee

Who lives here?
Mark, 33, Marketing Executive
Andrew, 35, Swimwear/Clothing Designer

What're the stats?
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Condo
1100 sq/ft

How long have you been here?
Four years

What's the best feature?
The rotunda.

What's the worst feature?
No pull out drawers in the kitchen

What do you love and/or hate about the neighborhood?
Love how walkable our neighborhood is. We can quickly get to great restaurants, movie theaters and the gym. Dislike the Hollywood Bowl bus traffic.

What's your approach to decorating?
Masculine and comfortable. Furniture should tell a story and be interesting.

Any crazy/interesting stories about your place?
The building was built by filmmaker Cecil B.Demille to house all his actors there. Drag queen Devine is said to have lived in one of the units. [Read more about El Cabrillo, designed by Arthur and Nina Zwebell, a married team known for their fantastic courtyard complexes.]

How'd you end up here?
Andrew found it on Redfin.

If you could have any living situation in LA, what would it be?
We would have a contemporary glass home in the hills.


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