A perfectly staged condo in one of the city’s most beautiful and elegant garden complexes has come up for sale.
Named The Andalusia, the complex was built in 1926 and is described in its National Register of Historic Places application as “perhaps the most accomplished building” by Arthur and Nina Zwebell, the designers who pioneered and mastered courtyard living in Los Angeles in the 1920s.
Located just off the Sunset Strip at 1471 Havenhurst Drive, The Andalusia, which was added to the national register in 2003, was once home to Clara Bow, Marlon Brando, and Jason Schwartzman.
The Spanish-style complex contains nine condos arranged around a central tiled courtyard and green garden. Most of the units retain their original light fixtures, decorative ironwork, and kitchen and bathroom tile.
That appears to be the case in unit No. 6, which also boasts a floor-to-ceiling beehive fireplace, exposed beams, elaborate spindle railing, and arched wall nooks. In the kitchen, contemporary elements include a dishwasher and Viking oven. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom residence measures 766 square feet and is listed for $849,000, with HOA dues of $455.