Beckoning to us like a siren from the rental listings is Los Feliz’s John Anson Ford Residence. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1027, the 1930s Spanish hacienda was the longtime home of civic reformer and Los Angeles County Supervisor John Anson Ford, who played a key role in the founding of LACMA and the establishment of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
According to public records, the historic property has been owned since 2002 by noted choreographer/video director Fatima Robinson, who is offering the Normandie Avenue abode for lease fully furnished.
Tucked behind vine-covered gates on a 5,995-square-foot lot, the tile-roofed residence is accessed via a quaint adobe courtyard. Awaiting inside is high drama and flair to spare, starting with the entry foyer’s colorful staircase tile and coffered and painted ceiling.
In the living room, you’ll find vaulted ceilings with stenciled beams, a massive arched stained-glass window, an imposing fireplace, and two pairs of French doors, while the home’s five bedrooms feature crown moldings, steel casement windows, and wrought iron details.
Other outstanding attributes include original bathrooms with dazzling vintage tile, a speakeasy, and a plush home theater with a disappearing screen. As for the al fresco areas, along with multiple patios, there’s a redwood barrel sauna and outdoor shower.
The 4,271-square-foot residence is available for a monthly rent of $14,500. Jonah Wilson of Hilton and Hyland has the listing.
- 1976 N Normandie Ave [Official site]