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1920s Spanish hacienda asking $2.5M in Laurel Canyon

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Built for silent film comedian Lloyd Hamilton

The exterior of a multi-level Spanish-style with a wood balcony and arched entryway. The residence is surrounded by trees.
The home is located on a .39-acre lot not far from Wonderland Avenue Elementary School.
Photos by Joakim Blomdahl, courtesy of Kelly Gleason and Liz Lurie

One of Laurel Canyon’s earliest planned housing tracts, Wonderland Park was developed in the 1920s and ’30s, and quickly became popular with early movie industry folk, including silent film star Lloyd Hamilton, the original owner of this Spanish-style residence located at 8635 Wonderland Avenue.

Built in 1929, the two-story residence contains two en suite bedrooms on its upper level plus a guest bedroom and half bath on its ground floor. Architectural features include thick plaster walls, Spanish tile, Moorish archways, wrought iron railings, beamed ceilings, and casement windows.

The gated residence sits on a rambling, .39-acre lot that also contains a swimming pool, a “cascading hillside rock fountain,” and a detached casita with kitchenette. It’s on the market with an asking price of $2.495 million.

The foyer with a curving, tiled staircase and red tile floors.
Painted Spanish tile and wrought iron railings give the entry foyer Old Hollywood drama.
A large living room with white plaster walls, floor-to-ceiling fireplace, gray woven rug, wood floors, and wood-beamed ceiling.
The step-down living room has hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace.
Circular breakfast nook with a a trio of square windows, along with red tile floors, and arched entryways.
A set of Moorish-style arches leads to the semi-circular breakfast nook.
A white master bedroom with coved ceilings, large mirror, and gray rug. The bed is flanked by two Hollywood Regency-style silver mirrored nightstands.
The master bedroom has coved ceilings.
A master bath with black marble built-in tub and matching black marble vanity. The walls are lined with yellow and black marble.  The floors are yellow and black checker print.
Checkerboard flooring and marbled walls make a bold visual statement in the master bath.
A rectangular swimming pool lined with royal blue tiled and enclosed in a metal fence draped in jasmine.
The property has a sizable swimming pool and separate guest house.