The pride of West Adams
Thanks to Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co., thousands of black Californians—in a time of profound racial discrimination—were able to obtain home loans and build transgenerational wealth.
Graceful 1937 Georgian Revival by Paul R. Williams asking $10.7M in Brentwood
The former home of silver screen star Tyrone Power.
Mapping LA’s most incredible lost mansions
These estates were torn down, but their stories are not forgotten.
What really happened at Rustic Canyon’s rumored Nazi ranch?
Rumors abound about the Murphy Ranch ruins. This is the true history.
Chasing Paul Williams, the West’s First Certified Black Architect
"I wasn’t sure what to look for when I walked into Williams’s buildings, so I searched for clues about the man himself."
Grand Pasadena Spanish-style by Paul Williams asks $3.3M
The elegant home offers views for miles around.
Sublime midcentury modern by Paul Williams seeks $11.5M
Even in the treasure trove of trophy homes known as Trousdale Estates, this property stands out.
Joan Crawford’s mansion from ‘Feud’ can be yours for $7M
Designed by Paul R. Williams in 1938, the gorgeous time capsule is on the market for the first time in more than six decades.
Architect Paul R. Williams’ family residence in Lafayette Square hits the market for the first time, asking $2.395M
A glamorous Art Deco-style staircase, coffered ceilings, soffits, built-in furniture, and an original St. Charles kitchen.
1930s Spanish Colonial by Paul R. Williams in Brentwood seeks $8.95M
The gated villa features coffered ceilings, terracotta tile floors, a sculpture garden, and a grotto-style swimming pool.
These black-and-white photos capture the artistry and impact of Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams
Janna Ireland spent a year shooting the prolific architect’s work. Her photos will be on display at Woodbury University’s Hollywood Boulevard outpost.
Midcentury modern in Inland Empire is a total heartthrob for $1.1M
We’d move to Ontario to live in this Paul Williams-designed house.
1920s Mediterranean Revival by Paul R. Williams in the Los Feliz Oaks
Featuring dramatic views, coffered ceilings, and a variety of fruit trees, this elegant property is available for the first time in over 25 years. It’s asking $3.2M.
Lovely 1920s villa by Paul R. Williams in the Pasadena hills asking $2.2M
The illustrious architect designed this elegant villa as a spec house in 1929. It’s blessed with a bounty of swoon-worthy original features, including coffered ceilings, wrought-iron grilles, stained glass, and colorful ceramic tile.
Glamorous Paul Williams-designed time capsule in View Park looks like 1964
This three-bedroom house has classic design touches, dreamy wallpaper, and a fantastic architectural pedigree.
Hancock Park home with a secret bar room asks $4.6M
This stately residence was designed by master architect Paul Williams for prominent Los Angeles couple Mary and Gabriel Carlos Duque. Completed in 1933, the same year prohibition was repealed, it features a secret hidden barroom in the library.
Landmark South LA Funeral Home to Become Housing
A former funeral home designated as historic at both a local and national level is about to get a new life as part of a modest affordable housing project in Historic South-Central. The Angelus Funeral Home was originally designed by Paul R. Williams.